“Being alive and being a woman is all I got, but being colored is a metaphysical dilemma I haven’t conquered yet.” -For Colored Girls
One of the best things about life (for me) is being a woman, not that I know what being a man feels like but the idea that when GOD created me he gave me one of the greatest abilities, to be able to carry and bring forth life and that is something to be celebrated (Along with a few other things that make being a woman great!). As we enter the third month of the year (March 2016 already, sheesh) I am excited to celebrate National Women’s History Month. As I was working on a diversity project highlighting famous women for my son’s school I began to think of the phenomenal women that I have encountered and surrounded myself with over the years. From my grandmothers to my co-workers, there is and always has been greatness all around me. During the month of March I will take time to acknowledge those women in some shape form or fashion, be it an uplifting text message, a phone call or a dinner date. Something to simply say, “Thank you!” I encourage you to do the same.
You don’t have to be famous to make history. However, I will also spend a little time spotlighting some of my favorite women in history, and here is one of my favorites.
“There are no good girls gone wrong – just bad girls found out.” -Mae West