Hello everyone! Yesterday, I read something that was so encouraging and inspiring, I just HAD to share it with you all. Strawberri Curls tweeted a post titled “14 Reasons Why Black Girls Rock!” yesterday, and with the negative images in the media, and ‘scientific studies’ that tell us we aren’t beautiful, we have a low net worth, and we’ll never get married (none of which, by the way, accurately represent us), it is so refreshing to get the FACTS on why we are so absolutely awesome! This post had me smiling the whole day, because it reminded me that as a black woman, I am worthy, I am capable, and I am deserving of every good thing life has to offer!! Here are some of my personal favorites from the post:
#1: God is the center of our lives…Ever wonder why Black women are so awesome? Well the answer is really simple, because God made us that way. He made us in the image of Him and what could be greater? Exactly..NOTHING! Black women are awesome from the beginning, because we are taught at a very early age to make God the center of our lives. When we do we automatically see that we can do anything through HIM and this is how we begin to conquer the world! This is the number one reason Black women are awesome.
#5: We face fear with faith… Black women are awesome not because we do not experience fear, but because we face fear with faith. Black women know that it is very important to look on the bright side and to make the best out of any situation. Even when we are afraid we know that we will make it through any situation because we have faith. We are pros at believing in things that we can not even see yet. We are visionaries that will see to it that our dreams see the light of day even if we have to fight off a few monsters in the dark!
#9: We are driven with a purpose… Who would want to stay in the “backseat” when their future is concerned? Certainly not us! No matter what avenues we have to take to reach our dreams, consider it done! If we set our mind to achieving something impossible, don’t doubt our dreams. Support it, and know that it will come to pass. Brilliant women like Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, and Maya Angelou have come before us and have certainly set the bar higher. They are a constant reminder to us that limits can hold you back if you begin to believe in them.
#10: We support and uplift each other… Life is a journey that you end up sharing with those you love. None of us want to see our friends stumble along the way, but if it does happen, we are more than happy to cushion their fall and give them words of encouragement that help them along the way. We take pride in nurturing our friendships and growing with our “sisters.”
See?? Don’t you feel good? I know some of these reasons reminded me of specific friends and family members, what about you? Check out the entire list here, and feel empowered!! I love y’all, man!