Someday, someone will call back to a time when your connection with them made an impact on their life. Whether they know you personally, or feel connected to you through the small boxes on this platform, they will recall how their interactions with you made them feel and how your presence made a difference in their world!
Today, my heart is still heavy mourning the loss of a true inspiration @kyrzayda_. It took me several days to cycle through the entire emotional process from disbelief, devastation, anger, hurt and sadness to reflection, peace, acceptance and hope. To know Kyrzayda was to love her, there was no in between, no grey areas at all! My love and admiration for this beautiful soul began in 2015 when I discovered her account! I fell in love with her style, passion, dedication and consistency! After stalking her page for months, I reached out to her through a DM for blogger advice. Her response was more than I ever expected and marked the beginning of an insta-friendship that we would maintain for 2 years before meeting in person. When we finally met in NY, I recall us both bursting into laughter when we saw each other shocked that we were both like a cool 5’2... we joked about how we like to shoot from low angels to look taller and how we thought the other was at least 5’7!! In preparing this post, I couldn’t help but go back and read our many DM and text message exchanges where she constantly offered words of encouragement, advice, suggestions and resources. All I could do was read and smile, feeling blessed to have known such a remarkable woman!
We all had the pleasure of having a front row seat to her life loving her style and hair, but inspired by her passion and hustle. And that never changed!!! Watching Kyrzayda fight that fight everyday and allow us all to be present for her journey represents the strength and dedication this women had! She will continue to inspire us as women to follow our dreams, push through adversity, overcome obstacles, shatter glass ceilings and never every give up on what we love! “Go, do it, don’t wait for another day, or another hour, or another time. Go and do it now.” -Kyrzayda #fckcancer #kyrzaydarodriguez