Someone recently told me "you're not Oprah". In an insulting way. On one side I was down (it was said by someone who's opinion meant a lot to me), as if my work wasn't enough or that I shouldn't be proud of my progress and how I've overcome. On the other side though, the fact that I was compared to Oprah (someone I actually admire, always have), has been an inspiring push to work even harder. Test how far I can grow.
And share what I learn with the beauties in this Brown Skin Women Network. Oprah helped groom many of us into the women we are (and are capable of becoming). And for that I am thankful...for her sacrifice, struggles and admirable progress. And for paving the way.
For the person who tried to belittle me, well, people will do and be all that they are capable of doing and being. When we know better we do better.
I imagine these are words I will never forget. And while it did hurt me for a while, it now makes me feel proud because I am in fact at a place Oprah was at the start of her journey. And I wont give up.
I am now at a place in my life where I recognize the essence in my own mental wellness and protecting myself from the blows of the world and the people in it. And I won't give up. I will continue to protect my magic.
My space is peaceful, my thoughts are my own and my heart is happy. I am enough.
Black Woman...YOU Are Enough.
Never, ever forget that. I sure won't.
Until next time,
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