It weighs heavily on my heart to post today to recognize Women in all that we ARE and all that we CAN be. ❤️👯♀️ I’ve shaped my entire career on helping women to see in themselves what this women standing here in this photo taught me to see within myself.
Dear Mama, my success in my career; and the incredible strength I strive for other women to feel, is all because you instilled in me a relentless strength. You started with your decision to give me life on this Earth knowing that you would most likely be alone in raising me. You then decided you wanted the experience of having me safely in the comforts of your own home. (Yup that’s right she took all the measures for a home birth resting on her intuitions and knowledge that this was just the right way for her to bring me into the 🌎). Then you taught me to chase my education with a relentless pursuit knowing it would have an exceptional impact on my life as an adult that you were unable to experience.
Together we put myself through college debt free (with the help of scholarships) and to this day I still CANNOT BELIEVE we did that. Times weren’t easy but I remember you saying “Just Do It, Chanel.” (She still thinks @nike stole her life mission statement).
Today I celebrate YOU Mama; and every woman, mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, aunt, that gives strength to other women. We need to stand together and continue to help one another tackle all that life has in store for us.
We are strong.
We are powerful.
We are beautiful.
Celebrate every woman in your life today. Tag any woman who you feel needs to know she is strong and powerful today 👯♂️🌎 #internationalwomensday