There was a time in my life that I didn't know who Vida was, what she wanted to do, or where she wanted to go. However, that took a lot of soul-searching, exploring, mistakes and taking the long way, instead of trying to find a shortcut. But, eventually, I found her, I found what she wanted to do, and where she wanted to go. It didn't happen overnight, but it happened. So, my point is, don't waste time, sitting around, wondering and wishing you knew what the future held for you or what your purpose is. Sometimes, defining what makes you unique means taking risks. Take more risks, make some mistakes, find your light, and let it shine!
It truly breaks my heart to see So many #METOO statuses. I won't lie. I hesitated to post mine because I found myself thinking if my experiences were as aggressive as these other women's? But this morning I thought about it. Sexual harassment is harassment, whether it's physical, gropping, random guy brushing up too close on you, cat calling, rude and gross comments as you walk with your child down the street, and there is so many more. The truth is that us women experience this on a DAILY basis. It's sad that over time we have learned to expect this, and after a while pay it no mind. Is that okay though? No. I believe as women we have a right to stand up and speak up for ourselves. Of cours le, in situations like this, when we do speak up, we are called "B*****S", which I find unfair. It's okay for us to speak up and say "I am NOT walking object. I do NOT want your hands or other parts of your body touching me without my consent. I DESERVE to be allowed to walk down the street, whether alone or with my child in peace. I Do NOT need you to tell me your sexual thoughts on my body and what you'd do to me if you had the chance". There are some of us who have experienced sexual harassment in deeper and traumatic ways. I encourage you to not let it defeat you and to not feel shameful about it. It's part of your story and it has made you stronger. You are not what happened to you, but I urge you to use your story to speak up for those who can't. You are brave. You are beautiful. You are NOT an object. We, women, are strong beyond measures. ❤️️ #metoo