"And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears." ~Mark Anthony
When you are a woman of color, and more specifically, a black woman, you grow up knowing that circumstances that are not within your control may or may not work in your favor. You realize your experiences will be much more challenging and getting ahead will be more difficult. You will be expected to be more educated, more hardworking, will be paid a lot less than your counterparts, and will still be overlooked for well-deserved promotions. This is a disparaging condition of our reality. What is even more defeating is when we do FINALLY get ahead, we sometimes get amnesia and forget to reach back and grab a hand. This is probably the part I LEAST understand. Well despite everything we have to go through as a group, we are incredibly gifted, highly ambitious, strong beyond our wildest imaginations, more cabable than we will ever receive credit for and have the most powerful entrepreneurial spirit of them all.
A black woman's ambition is energetic and unmatched. When we have to deal with the day-to-day excuses for why we can't receive more pay, but can continue to be assigned more work, more projects and more responsibility day after day, month after month, year after year while continuing to watch others climb the ladder, we eventually activate our natural creative ingenuity. We first start thinking of ways to improve our skill sets so that we can be better prepared for opportunities that may come down the road. Next, we start brainstorming on our interests and ways we can use our gifts and talents to start our own businesses and begin to create our own possibilities. Our backs are rarely against the wall without options and a back-up plan. It is at that moment we begin to cultivate the necessary habits that will bring us success on our own terms.
As women of ambition, we are convinced there is nothing that can stop us from achieving our next level goals. We become fearless in our achievement and relentless in the pursuit of those things that set our soul on fire. Black women we are sacred warriors! We know how to turn pain into power and allow our ambition and drive to take us to places where ambivalence and doubt never will. We know how to believe in ourselves, connect with our energy source, move in silence and applaud our own efforts rather than wait on the hand claps of people who are not invested in our advancement. We're willing to get our hands dirty for the sake of succeeding and we remain passionate and committed, all while knowing others are watching, but will never admit it. Keep working your goals, Queen and putting action and implementation behind those plans. We are redefining excellence in business ownership, academia, media, politics and yes, even in a corporate culture dominated by everyone BUT us. We have a commanding presence and are an invaluable source of knowledge and expertise. Don't let anyone speak anything less over your life.
The "Ambition" Concept introduces model, Divinity, an independant and ambitious young woman who is also an unstoppable rising entrepreneur. Everything about her speaks FIERCE! Please enjoy these images from our "Ambition" Concept and may the flames of your heart's desires always be unquenchable.
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