From Hood to Womanhood'
From 'Hood to Womanhood' I wasn't your typical girly girl growing up instead Ipreferred tennis shoes over heels, plan jane in the face, with no swag in my waist. I rather skip around, sit with my legs open and hang out with boys all day. Never paying much attention, until it was time to dress up for the clubs, church or for special occasions, that there was a major change in me. Even I had to step by the mirror and do a double take, like wow is that me?
Over the past year, I started to see glimpse of it, but I didn’t fully embrace it. It took my recent long stay vacation, in Atlanta, GA to realize it. It is a state of fashion runway, in a strong way! When your surrounded by unashamed, bold and beautiful people. You look at yourself and say what I am apologetic if I have it going on? Truth is, we all have it going on. It takes us or people around us to shaken that part up inside of us. Women were rocking heels, full blown makeup just because, I couldn’t blame them. Their weaves, natural hair, and all sorts of individual hairstyles boldy. I mean it was a culture, to be yourself and stand tall in it. Everywhere I went people were confident in themselves, whether you could see it or not. I didn’t embrace it as much there, but when I got home I had surely adopted the attitude.
I said hmm, this who I want to show up to be everyday. Not just on certain occasions, in my case work purposes, like the red carpet events we host or for work meetings, but everyday, because if I am going somewhere in this life than that person needs to show up.
Now as I write you, I'm in the middle of a hotel lobby-workspace, with sneakers and a hoodie on and baby I don’t feel like myself. Though I'm working and working indeed. This is no longer me. I’ve traded all of the old me for the new me. Heels, nice fitted jeans, statement jackets and jewelry and like my hair to speak for itself.
Now that I present myself in a better way, I am attracting all sorts of people, same and different race. I get a lot more smiles, and greeted more, a lot of compliments, comments and questions. I don’t mind dishing out my secrets or fashion tips. I want us all to be fly. I met more people who are business level headed the list goes on.
My advice is take time out for you, find out what fits you in what you wear, how you wear it, be presentable at all times, not just to “Twerk”, or for a “Hot Date” but because you first love yourself, and you decided to carry out into the world.