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EXPRESSION

EXPRESSION
SWITZERLAND -2015

A few years ago,  I began uncovering my authentic self and falling in love with who I AM. I realized that I often apologized for being myself, smiling too much, being too charismatic, laughing too loudly, etc. The list can go on. I repeatedly adjusted to expressing my true self because I thought being emotionally sensitive meant constantly adjusting to others' needs. As women, we've been taught -elegance is silence, humility, walking tall with a flute of expensive champagne, and eloquently expressing ourselves only when spoken to -HOW FALSE IS THAT? The world's greatest female heroes spoke up loud and clear unbothered about how eloquent or elegant it came across as long as the message was understood; Harriet Tubman, Maya Angelou, Elizabeth Freeman, Viola Davis, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Elle Murphy, etc.. these Women Kings have changed the narrative redefining power, feminism, and expression. There is nothing wrong with being a you-goofy, funny, corky, calm, loud, nerdy, funny laughing out loud.  Ultimately becoming someone else because we share the narrative that 'said' person represents perfection is a massive disservice to our unique characteristics and talent. If Kevin hart was trying to be a Doctor, where would his career be now? We can't all hold the scalpel, but we can be the best version of ourselves.  Express yourself in all your uniqueness, and the world will adjust.