Cheers, to supporting one another ladies!
Women on the go know that sometimes things are just Black & White. Some of us are simply Misfits. I call myself a misfit because I have never really fit in the way people may think. I have come to love my corkiness, and am not afraid to be a misfit, but fitting in with the trend because I know it’s God’s plan.
We Women don’t and can’t find time to find the meaning behind whatever “it” is that may be going on around us. Through the chaos, fighting, world instability, love, joy or unkindness I take it for what it is, misfittings and all. My week was all Black & White, from my attire to my attitude. Not in between, whatever was dealt to me I dealt with it head on. Not trying to figure it all out when I have my own to hash out. Women, we deal accordingly and with a hightened intuition. I no longer ignore it, nor should you.
How was your week? Did you deal with your life in a straight-forward manner even though you were served shades of grey? Did you embrace your uniqueness?
Cheers to just doing it and not being afraid to be a misfit!
Are you crushing it? Are you a woman that does it all, takes care of your family, work and everything in between? Then you are crushing it! I gathered with a great group of women who are crushing it and received great tools of wisdom to add to my life and career journey.
The speakers were phenomenal, Jodie Patterson, Kelly Lynn Adams & Lola Ogunnaike. The focus of the discussion was following your passion.
Lola talked about wanting to be a journalist, although it was not necesarily the path her parents wanted. But, she went for it and it has paid off.
Kelly spent 10 years in corporate finance. Her mission is to help women and their businesses realize they can be and do anything. She also made an important point about our health. Stating that women have to keep their bodies in mind when we are busy doing it all, so often we run down ourselves. Our bodies and mind must come first.
Jodie discussed shifting careers, reinvention. Her father opened up first black brokerage firm on Wall Street so naturally she was a entrepreneur. She followed the things that were of interest to her, from music to being an acrobat in the big apple circus. She stated that you must push through tge fear. Her advice was to step back and look, sit back and watch form an opinion use your intuition as a women to find your path.
The women gave three points of advice to use in life and your career:
-Networking, after five networking in NY is a must “mind your life” find what moves you in your particular area of interest and hone in on that.
-Follow-up, so the work that comes after making that connection
-Women have a great way of going after there passion, but if should be about “Progress not perfection”
-Keep your body in mind, health is key
-Be aggressive, often we don’t want to be perceived as over bearung, but find a way to have your voice heard, ask for what you want
-Find what makes you happy touch them everyday, your happiness is very important
Best question of the evening was,
how do you deal with mean girls? Because Lord knows, they exist. They don’t stop when they grow up, they continue. The ladies had this to say: Actively disengage with those women, be cordial but don’t engage. If the mean girl is your boss sometimes you have to stup to conquer, be the grasshopper. Surround yourself with like-minded people where you work, in your life and move away from the mean girls. Sometimes you have to ride out the situation you are in, you will not always be on top all the time.
Cheers to all the Women Who Crush It!!
Did you know today is Fashion Revolution Day? Do you know who made the clothing you are wearing?
“Fashion Revolution Day is an opportunity to celebrate fashion as a positive influence, raise awareness of the fashion industry’s most pressing issues, show that change is possible and celebrate those who are on a journey to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion. Together, we will rally the high street, the high end, the innovators, the fashion students, the media, the public, the activists, the makers, the wearers – and everyone in between. The event will highlight QR Code project #tracemyfashion in order to promote transparency in the Fashion Industry. Fashion Revolution Bangladesh in partnership with BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology – BUFT and Hong Kong-based non-profit, Lensational will launch an interactive platform to answer #whomademyclothes and Norway based organization Fashion Footprint.”
Two years ago today, on 24 April 2013, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. These types of events have been happening for too long, I wrote a few weeks ago about child labor issues that have also plaqued the fashion supply chains.
Fashion Revolution is taking a stand against these issues and asking fashion companies who makes their clothing. Won’t you join us, take a picture/selfieof the label and hashtag it #whomademyclothes and then be sure to tag the brand! Who worked hard to spun the threads, to sew them together, who grew the cotton? Ask your favorite fashion company, make this campaign even bigger than last year!
Cheers to ethical fashion!
Check out these Fabulous Ladies in the May Essence issue! Inspirational! Looking lovely in white! Gorgeous for the Spring. Lighten up the mood with a white, beige and tan palette for your body and take some motivational queues from these women to dive into your passion today to brighten up your inside! Don’t wait for tomorrow!
So what’s your story?