I almost talked myself out of sharing this because I didn’t want to mentally dig up past experiences that could take me back down an old road which I’ve forgiven and been set free from. Then, suddenly, I remembered that sharing the words, “Me, too.” isn’t just about my bravery to speak up. It’s about fellow Queens and Sisters from all walks of life and all areas of the world who have also been preyed on, harassed and/or abused by perpetrators who sought to kill, steal and destroy the spirits and souls within us that we use to nurture, protect, love and trust others…It’s the same spirit and souls within us we use to build our communities, our families and our neighborhoods…It’s also, the same spirit and souls we use to lift up and pray for the Kings, Queens and Children in our own lives. ...It’s about my Queens and Sisters who are too scared to speak up so they built walls around their hearts high enough that not even the right person could get in. It’s also for the Queens and Sisters who are forced to keep their mouths shut. So, they remain silent and broken for the rest of their lives.
For every woman that walks out her front door in the morning, there is a perpetrator waiting to take her precious gifts. It boils my blood to know that there are women who will never know nor ever use the true gift she possesses as a Queen because she spent a lifetime burying it all underneath shame, guilt and anger. This is not okay. 💔
👑QUEENS: You are not defined by what happened to you. Yes. It’s scary to be brave but it’s also damaging to be silent. You may never get the apology you want but don’t let it keep you from receiving the healing you deserve. If you’re not sure how or who to talk to, my inbox is always open to you. I’ll gladly hold your hand to step out of the silence with you, walk with you and connect you to the right person.
Please understand, your story matters. One of the most beautiful things that happen when we heal is…We help heal others. Sweet sister, step out of your silence. There’s a woman or young girl waiting on the other side of your healing that needs your story and needs your strength..
Good morning, fam! People always ask me for advice with this in particular- so I’m about to spill the tea, honey. My biggest mistake I used to make was settling. [& I still struggle with it from time to time, but I need to constantly remind myself ] One thing I learned is NEVER accept mediocrity. Whether it’s in a romantic relationship, a friendship, family or even co workers - never let anyone make you feel like you’re not good enough . Love yourself enough to know your worth because YOU, matter. Lesss get it 👌🏼
#Repost from @smileyfromsf with #sharegram .app. Sis really came with the truth thooooo. Belief in self is the catalyst for living the life you see for yourself. I fall victim to self-doubt ALL THE TIME, the turn around and see people living the life I wanted for myself and knowing it could have been me if I just had had more faith in myself. Let this message ring loud and clear for you fam!!! #believeinyourself#claimyourlife#youcandoit#youareworthy#stopsecondguessing
Sunday nights are lovely to give yourself five minutes to connect inwards and ask yourself (1) how do I want to feel this week? and (2) what actions do I need to take to feel this way?
For me I want to feel grounded in my body, and the actions that help support me to do this are (1) my breath and (2) Mother Nature. So much of our everyday breathing is shallow and high in our chest, which doesn’t help your stress levels. A few really deep belly breaths, I find have a really grounding affect and allow me to be really present in my body. Rather than all being scattering and in my head.
If you would like to share how you want to feel this week comment below or DM me.
Is passion that makes you jump out of the cosiest bed, is passion that makes you forget what time is it and is passion that makes you go out of your comfort zone?!🔥 How do you feed your passion? And then how do you rest? I am all ears 👇🏻👇🏻
My flower crown from last nights beautiful celebration of the deep, brave and loving journey I and my fellow sisters and brothers have been on. We went deep, we opened up, we got raw, real and vulnerable. We shared from our hearts and souls. We saw what we wanted to let go of and what we wanted to call in. Beautiful brave souls - I am so grateful for the journeying we have done together this week. Thank you for your courage & vulnerability. Thank you for your love & support. Thank you for shining your light. Thank you for all of who YOU are. Thank you to myself for my courage in being able to get to my fears, limiting beliefs and design my life the way I want in alignment with my heart and soul. Incredibly grateful to the facilitators for your amazing ability to hold such a safe and loving space for us all. The breath work was incredible. Breath of bliss has been one of the most transforming, loving, beautiful and sacred experiences I have had and shared with others. The breath work was powerful. Revealing. Sacred. Blessings to all of you 🌺
I am that girl. I’m the one who is going to drink the pumpkin spice lattes and talk about how much she LOVES fall. This is my time of year. It’s when the earth is bursting with color and life as a grand finale before it finally goes dormant for the cold winter. I. Love. The. Fall.
Please feel free to gush all of your fall-loving splendor right below. There will be no judgment here! 🍁
Just published a new post on Steemit! And I'm really proud of this one. It all came to me as I was writing and seemed to flow easily 😊
If you would like to read all of it, feel free to follow the link in my bio.
If you're unsure what Steemit is, in short, it's a blogging type social media platform and I'm LOVING it so far!
Hope you enjoy and please have a beautiful day you magical soul 😘❤
P O E M A. | A beautiful Greek word for Masterpiece. Also the word we get "poem" from. God says, "You're my poem, you're my beautiful masterpiece, I've made you uniquely you, I've given you gifts - heart, abilities, personality and experiences - and I want you to use them". You are not your past mistakes, you are not your pain, you are not what they did to you, you are not what they said about you. You are God's masterpiece. Nothing is too small. There are no little people. Everything changes everything. You are needed in this world. You were made on purpose, imperfections and all included, if you weren't, God would not have made you. Let us be bold, pushing against any doubts, and stepping out to write our poem of life. May it be beautiful, like you. ❤️ For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
My first experience of sexual assault by a man, that I can remember was when I was 14.
I felt guilty, ashamed, I was made fun of, I was made to feel like I asked for it or caused it somehow, by some people. I felt scared, I felt small, I felt alone, I felt I couldn't say anything.
Since then I have been groped countless times, whistled at, cat called, had vulgar actions mimed at me, been grabbed,had sexual and vulgar words shouted at me - the list goes on.
I was wearing anything from gym clothes to a nice dress.
I don't wear makeup or high heels often.
I was sober sometimes, tipsy others and drunk for some.
It doesn't matter what you look like, what you are wearing, what age you are, if you are drunk or sober, it can happen to ANY woman and it's NOT ok.
Why do the words NO & STOP loose their meaning in those situations?
I feel so sad that our society seems to allow this to happen. That men feel they can get away with these things & woman feel they have to put up with it.
Looking back I realise my self worth & self love had a lot to do with my reactions to any of the assaults.
I didn't love my self or respect myself enough to speak up, to say something, to NOT feel ashamed.
My body is mine & mine only, NO ONE can touch it without my permission & if you are the next unlucky guy to grab my ass or say something disgusting to my face - I will stand up for myself.
Why am I sharing This?
Because I only just realised today that by keeping this all inside I'm allowing it to be Ok for this kind of behaviour to have happened & to continue to happen.
I can't do that.
There's a little 14 year old girl out there about to be assaulted.
What kind of affect will that have on her life? Her self esteem? Her outlook on men?
I hope this message reaches someone who needed to know that they aren't alone, they didn't invite this behaviour by what they were wearing or how drunk they were or whatever scenario it was.
If you don't want to share your experiences - totally up to the individual, but I felt called to speak up.
I support you.
I hear you.
NEVER be afraid to reach out if you need to.
NEVER be ashamed for the actions of someone else.
Just because you ARE A BOSS ASS B*TCH😌👌 You have the power to create what you want to attract into your life. Don't allow yourself to keep waiting for opportunities to come to you. Get up, create and make opportinues happen FOR YOU.
It's true, growing a business can be messy. Some days you are feeling motivated and on point with your goals and other days you are asking yourself "what was I thinking?!" but always give yourself credit for bravely trying. Many never try to pursue their dreams. So keep pushing. Messy progress is better than going no where perfection! 💙
Today was such a wonderful day. ❤️ I stepped outside ⤵️of my comfort zone and learned that a squad of people in your corner is essential in life. Being vulnerable, believing you are worthy and asking and excepting help are not signs of weakness. I also found that I can follow directions and make art👀 #findyoursquad#lovehard#youareworthy#icandoart
If we don't watch it, our internal dialogue can get pretty bleak pretty quickly. Left unchecked, the healthy and uplifting "I'm a total badass" can very easily dissolve into "I'm a complete fraud". Knowing your worth is less a goal to be achieved, and more a practice to be maintained. The truth is that our worth is not determined nor affected by the outcomes of our endeavours. Our worth is a fact born of our mere existence, and our achievements and failures amount to the sum of our life's experience, not to the sum of our value.
Understanding our inherent worth is important as it enables us to take up our space in this world, knowing that we are neither more or less important than any other humans.
Remember that not every thought that crosses your mind is a fact written in stone, especially those that threaten your self worth. You are perfectly entitled to reject them.
Be kind, to yourself, and others; always ♡♡♡.