Empowering beauty within oneself. What does that mean to you? Let us sit and have a lovely chat about the importance of this topic. So, grab you a cup of coffee and let’s dive on in!
First of all, where are my manners? Happy Friday to you! I do hope it has been wonderful and prosperous because you have made it to see another full week! Now, let’s get back to business.
This event was held at Georgia State University by “The Ambitious Chapter of College Girls Rock Inc.“, “Embrace Your Crown Foundation” and “The Be Naked Campaign.” It was filled with fun, laughter and happiness.
First, I have to applaud EVERY SINGLE YOUNG WOMAN who attended this event. It was emotional, inspiring, empowering, and relieving. You may ask yourself how can an event be “relieving” of all words to describe such? Let me explain.
Emotional: relating to a person’s emotions, arousing or characterized by intense feeling
This event was emotional because of the beauty that engulfed the room. Each young lady I laid eyes on possessed a level of unlocked elegance that hasn’t scratched the surface yet. Also, the time we had speaking to one another and sharing events through our lives, I witnessed a deep connection throughout the space. Although, there wasn’t a tearful emotion, the depth of understanding shared was beyond elevating.
Some young lady’s openly asked questions without any pride about what anyone would think and some listened to the words of our speakers. No matter, they all were poured into and I believe ones that may have felt alone grasped refuge in another beautiful soul to be reminded that they are never alone.
Next, let us cover inspire. What inspires you?
Inspire: Fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
Next, this event was inspiring simply by the fact that each speaker had an innumerable amount of unfiltered advice to share. So understand that they did not hold back, they allowed themselves to be transparent, and continued to backup their words with scripture.
I am unable to fly over the importance of having Christ centered in your life. Consequently, everyone will not understand ones walk, but knowing where you may exercise your faith is amazing. If I go down the line, Nikki, Zakiyrah, Bianca, Andre’ and Ashley ALL reminded us ladies why we should continue to push for ourselves. They also showed us that it is alright to have our emotions but we must snap back into who we are within ourselves. Most noteworthy, we must not become susceptible to the pain, anger and sadness that surrounds us in life.
Unfortunately, it is very easy to allow things to consume our attention and time away from our passion and purpose, but once you find who you are and who’s you are, things start to fall in place.
Finally, we are on to the last two.
Empower: Give (someone) the authority or power to do something
So this is quick, easy and to the point. We were all empowered to take authority over our lives and support one another. Simple as that.
Relieve: cause (pain, distress, or difficulty) to become less severe or serious
Ultimately, this event was relieving because so many ladies were in search of “something” and received their answer either from their neighbor or a topic that was discussed. For example, one speaker covered depression in the African American community which followed by a few questions. In addition, one young lady waited patiently to ask her question then revealed she just received her answer by listening to a response for another question. It’s the sense of relief that creates such a feeling. Furthermore, I was relieved that so many young women stepped out and sought guidance from one of the speakers. Whether it be a mentoring relationship or therapeutic help with a situation they are going through. Not one soul left the same way they walked in.
In conclusion, “Branding the Beauty in You” was absolutely amazing. I see this form of empowerment and networking stretching across the globe for many young women. There is always someone hoping for help, a friend, or a gateway to escape reality but they don’t seem to know where to find it. Because of this foundation, it can be the answer to many prayers. I thoroughly relished the moments along with overwhelming joy meeting everyone. Also having the opportunity to capture this through my lens. Finally, I look forward to the next chapter! Hence the importance of Empowering Beauty Within Oneself?!
Also, below you may find all links and social media to each speaker and the hosts of the event. Thanks for tuning in to Empowering Beauty Within Oneself. Make sure you remember, there is beauty within yourself. So tap into it. It’s something powerful.
Note to Shaquanna, Angela, and College Girls Rock Inc: You all are beautiful souls and as a result succeeded in pulling this event off. I pray unlimited blessings for all of you with my continued support. I’m glad to have met you all!
Andre’ Josey: Curator of The Secret Garden Party and The Beauty Campaign
Bianca Danielle: Founder of The Crying Voice Project, Philanthropist, and Master Life Coach
Nikki Woolfolk: Personal Stylist to Professionals/Fashion Advisor
Zakiyrah Ficklin: Voice of the Millenials/Author of Her 20SomeTHINGS and Founder of Her Foundation Inc.
- www.instagram.com/herfoundationin (Donations appreciated)
Ashley Sistrunk: Master Stylist/Creator and Educator of the “Lace Me Up Tour/Pulp Riot Color
- Booking-Call/text 678-252-9303
Shaquanna Chappelle: Image Coach and Confidence Enthusiast/Founder of “Embrace Your Crown”
Angela Young: Founder of the “beNAKED Campaign”