Inspiration comes from everywhere. Sometimes you just have to take the time to see it. These young ladies featured on this post are breaking barriers and changing the game and it's time to shout them out. So here are a few young ladies that are chasing their dreams and going hard for things they want.
Arielle Dunn is a 12 year old actress , voice over artist, dancer and creator of Arielle's A List Show. She has dreams of attending Harvard University. She's appeared in movies and shows on TV One , ID Channel, and NMAAHC. She's serious about her career as an entertainer and reporter and wants young people to continue to believe in themselves. I interviewed Arielle in 2015 and I'm continuously proud of her success. You can read the interview here and follow Arielle
Taylor Richardson is an inspiring astronaut and mentor. She gives back to her peers by reading to them and continuing to surpass norms. This young lady is featured on the cover of Scholastic and Aviation For Girls . She is on a mission and one day you'll here about her mission to space. Taylor has huge dreams and wants to inspire youth to get involved in STEM and learn as much as they can. My interview with Taylor is available(here) and you can follow @astrostarbright to keep up with her .
Celebrity Chef Simone Bridges loves to cook and inspire her peers. She recently made an appearance on The Steve Harvey Show to share her message and her "Goddess Baking Subscription Box." Her mission is to inspire young chefs to cook exquisite meals in a fun way. This young chef is winning and on the rise as a business owner and chef. You can follow@goddesfoodjax and visit her website for more information
Kala Baltasar is a skate boarder and she was recently featured in the Under Armour "She Plays To Win" campaign with other girl skateboarders.. Kala loves to skateboard and she's inspiring girls to get into the skate life. You definitely want to keep an eye out for Kala.
Little Miss Flint "Mari Copeny" is making a big difference . The future president has raised money for Flint , collected book bags and water for Flint Michigan and has met both presidents of the United States. Mari dreams of being president, and I believe one day she will be. Mari is passionate about raising awareness for Flint Michigan and the Flint Water Crisis. Mari is not giving up and she's stepped up to the plate to lead and motivate others to give back and help one another.
"My girlfriends there through thick and thin. My girlfriends there for anything." Remember that theme song sung by Angie Stone for the TV show "Girlfriends"? I loved that show. I wish they would reboot a show like that , or make a movie don't you? I watched that show all the time after school and I admired that they were always there for each other no matter what. However these days not only do we not hang together as much but we need to stop tagging each other on social media or quick text messages that half us are too distracted to answer and just call up our girlfriends. Remember when you and your closest friends use to talk on the phone for a while about everything? Nowadays our trust factors are super-low, our schedules are packed, and sending a quick emoji in response is much faster . These days there's so much going on in our lives and the lives of everyone around us that we barely talk and keep things to ourselves . A lot of us portray an image that everything is okay even when it's not. Not realizing your friend could shed some light or maybe be able to help you.
The media, magazines, and the internet is always telling us women how we should be , what we should look like, etc but in reality all that matters is that you are healthy, happy, and free. We as women not only are judged by others but we judge ourselves. That has to stop. We really have to love ourselves and each-other.
Everyone thinks being solo is cool, and riding alone is what's new. God didn't put billions of people on this earth for that. Ladies we flip out when guys say wrong things about us but celebrate when we do it. That's backwards. We shouldn't be tearing each other down. We should be building each other up. Yes, we go through things with friends ( I don't think there's any perfect friendship) and sometimes you have to speak on it hunty.
So I created this playlist on Tidal entitled "Call Up My Girlfriends" . It features 60 songs from some very inspirational artist about various topics to inspire and uplift you. Sometimes we have to call up our girlfriends for advice about hair, clothes, work , a guy , chat about what's going on , or just see how they're doing. There's also tracks on here for the things you don't talk to your friends about ( as I said before you don't have to tell them everything). We women are beautiful, valuable, strong, intelligent, talented and so much more. So ladies press play, share this playlist, and don't forget to "Call Up Your Girlfriends".