Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope you guys are having a good one so far. As for us we’re busy trying to sweep the dust and remove the cobwebs off this thing…( in case you didn’t catch that, this is low key an apology for being M.I.A)…
So why is the future female you ask?…First of all stop asking stupid questions, women practically rule this planet!…the planet just hasn’t caught on yet. Today we will fill you in on the women who inspire us every single day in the spirit of INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.
To start us of, the Queen Mother of future Femaledom….OPRAH WINFREY. Where to begin, Not only is she the richest self made woman in the world..she’s BLACK!#WakandaForever. One can only marvel at this woman’s tenacity,drive, energy and her shear determination to be the best that she could be against all odds. And to top it all of she has a heart of gold,we all remember all those famous giveaways in her shows. She started off with absolutely nothing dragging herself up by her own wit and intelligence to become one of the most powerful and influential women in the world. This woman has been through hell and high waters and yet she rose above it all. She has touched the hearts of many including ours.
‘You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can´t take their eyes off you‘ ..One of her famous quotes we live by. MAYA ANGELOU was indeed a formidable icon who set the pace for many female visionaries. As epic as her poems, her presence evoked an aging an African warrior queen. She was very articulate. Two of our favorite poems by her is ‘Phenomenal woman’, which celebrates black beauty and female strength and the legendary ‘Still I Rise ‘ which talks about rising above everything regardless of what life throws at you.
Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, Greys Anatomy, you already know who we’re talking about boo.. SHONDA RHIMES AKA the television trail blazer. She has produced awesome shows. Her creativity is just on another level,it can’t be put in words. Her mind is brilliant to say the least and we’d definitely want to move in.
BEYONCE. THAT IS ALL!! ( sorry we can’t start because we will NEVER finish)
CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE. Just like her unique name , she is an outstanding writer- who captures the hearts of her readers with every word. She has written a lot of absolutely amazing books which are a must read. Adichi was just 26 when she published her first book. If you’re 26 and you haven’t done something legendary seek God (don’t worry we’re also seeking him lol).The fact that she is also a champion for feminism just makes her that more awesome and that is why we absolutely adore her.
MICHELLE OBAMA ‘There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made’. Raised in a one-bedroom apartment in Chicago, she excelled academically and studied at Princeton and Harvard before becoming a lawyer. A woman we considered the most stylish First Lady to ever walk on planet Earth her humility, compassion,drive and grace inspire us each and every single day. She should just run for president already!
RIHANNA as if y’all didn’t already know our baby girl was going to be here! Bomb ass recording artist, fashion power house, philanthropist it’s like… WHAT CAN’T SHE DO?? Rih’s make up venture was so influential and well received that Fenty Beauty was included in Time magazine’s 25 Best Inventions of the Year. The fact that she launched 40 shades of foundation straight out the gate to ensure inclusivity of all women and all skin tones is proof that this queen has done more for women of colour in the beauty industry since September than any of the mainstream brands have done in the past decades.
We cannot forget our plus size fierce queens paving the way for body positivity through their vivacious confidence and unapologetic curves GABI FRESH, ASHLEY GRAHAM, TESS HOLLIDAY, ASHLEY TIPTON just to name a few.
And last but definitely not least all you QUEENS reading this at this very moment. Out there killing it, slaying and triumphing despite all the lemons life throws at you. Unapologetically embracing all the beauty God has graced you with while routing for your fellow sisters to succeed. Coming up with innovations every single day and working your butts off to make sure all your goals, dreams and ambitions come to life.
WE SALUTE YOU!!
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Till next time Stylebuds over & out