Feminine Inspirations: Naomi Campbell and Kerry Washington

Four tips to remember when in public:
1) Speak slowly
2) Dress Classy
3) Be polite
4) Be tactful about how much personal information you reveal about yourself to strangers


It’s OK to let the little girl out!

Miss France 2014!

Miss France 2014!

Now, don’t be deceived by the title as meaning negative, childish, traits (i.e. whining, etc.)

By letting the “little girl” out, I mean your playful side! 🙂

Too often women are bogged down to only focus on the negative, focus on what they can’t do, focus on what they can’t become, etc.

Society conditions women to focus on the negative aspects of life which is why I think it is so common today to see more women complaining than being happy.

Radiating joy and happiness is what draws people to you.

Gala Whitney Museum

Chanel Iman (one of my fav black models)

So, if you are wearing your favorite dress and feel like twirling  around in it…just because. Go for it!

Feel like dancing around the living room in your bare feet? Why not?

Have a crush or certain man in your life? Feel like baking some sweets and writing him a nice card to go with it?

Playing with different hairstyles anyone?

Call your friends, make plans to wear sundresses, pack for a potluck, and go for a picnic?

As children we used to be so spontaneous…what happened to that? I’ll admit, I like to plan, be organized, and keep everything on my calendar (whether it be on my written agenda or smart phone). But this is one thing I need to work on.

Don’t conceal feelings or actions that seem “girlish” just because you are afraid of looking weak.

Anybody who knows me would definitely say I’m a logical person, who can only be convinced through statics, facts, etc. I think very linear and tend to take life in the same way.

There is nothing wrong with this, but I’m trying to appeal more to my emotional side.

Black women are criticized sometimes as being “hard” or “rough”; that is not the case. We are just afraid of being vulnerable and opening up. As women, having control seems appealing because it offers comfort.

This couldn’t be further from the truth though, it causes unhappiness and leaves us feeling constricted.

So, let that girly side out every once and while…OK?