WOMAN OF THE MONTH
Every month, by sharing a woman of outstanding character and journey, we hope to inspire and spread hope and dreams.
We kickstart our ‘woman of the month’ with none other than our favourite Michelle Obama, previously First Lady of the United States as she continues to strive to use her voice to speak out for good causes and for those who may not have a voice.
Michelle has shown the world that no dream is too big for us. She has shown us how to use the voice and position that God has given to us FOR GOOD and to campaign for good. She has shown us how humility and compassion do not have to be thrown wayward with rising fame.
What is one thing or cause that you can use your current voice and position to speak out or stand up for
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Não costumo falar de um livro sem o ler até ao fim, mas este vou ter que o recomendar mesmo antes de o acabar. Que livro fantástico, que história tão bem escrita, que mulher (e que casal) incrível!
Em “Becoming” Michelle fala da história da sua vida, desde a sua infância pobre no South Side de Chicago, passando por toda a sua trajetória mais recente. Conceitos como o racismo e o feminismo estão o tempo todo presentes no livro sem, no entanto, ter que tocar nessas palavras. Ela incentiva-nos a dar valor aos nossos privilégios, por mais pequenos que sejam (porque realmente, muitos de nós somos muito privilegiados e nem paramos para pensar nisso).
Ao longo do livro damos por nós a pesquisar mais sobre ela e a sua família, sobre os discursos feitos e a querer saber mais sobre esta mulher fantástica. Mesmo sem o ter terminado, recomendo muito este livro e até ando a “poupar” as páginas porque não tenho vontade que acabe! #assimvaoasleituras #michelleobama #becoming
From the moment your little girl opens her eyes there are more messages on why she isn’t worthy than she is. All with the aim to sell her products she doesn’t need to reach a level of ‘perfection’ that doesn’t exist.
This is one of the main reasons we created the book ‘From Anna Wintour to Zadie Smith: The ABCs of Inspirational woman’ Our children can learn about authentic women from different places around the world while hearing and reading quotes that inspire them to love themselves just as they are •
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“Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be”
I really didn’t expect to finish Becoming by Michelle Obama this quickly but honestly, reading a book like this on a cruise is very mentally relaxing. This book is truly inspiring, many words and sentences within the pages of this book left me in awe having the need to close this book and think about what an impact it can make upon our society. Her life is truly inspiring, making changes for the better, becoming you by finding your story and becoming more. The last page was extraordinary. The words said on the last page can leave a mark on someone’s life. To find happiness and become your own true self, to be unshaped by the societies unrealistic expectations. And to defy expectations, to go above and prove people wrong that you are good enough. This is a woman who carved out her own path and a woman who used her voice and her words to change the world. For the many people out there who weren’t given a chance to show their true abilities, fight for them. Fight to be yourself and fight for happiness as that is the only thing worth fighting for. -
Book 21 of 2019, this is a five star, well worth a five star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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How do you reconnect with yourself, your dreams and your hopes I reconnect when I visit the ocean. I feel so aligned when I am near “my water”. I also connect by journaling and exploring what it is that I am really wanting. I then use my planner to figure out how to put together the steps towards making it happen. .
I find co-regulating with those who support me in working towards making my hopes and dreams a reality to be essential and beneficial. They are so uplifting for me to spend time with.
Make a list of ways you can reconnect with yourself, your hope, and your dreams. Then break it down into smaller steps that you can work on until you make it all your reality. It is possible! 💜
I recently finished reading "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl. It was a riveting read. Frankl writes about being a prisoner and surviving the Nazi concentration camps illustrating all its horror.
He quoted Friedrich Nietzsche, "He who has a WHY to live for can bear almost any HOW." He goes on to explain, "those who knew there was a task waiting for them to fulfill were most apt to survive (the camp).
I can't imagine imprisonment under those type of conditions, but his story advises me to have a "WHY in life." A "WHY in life" will sustain an individual during the most challenging times.
Do you know your "WHY" If so, please SHARE in the comments.
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FARÁNDULA| Aumentan rumores de separación de los Obama. Los rumores se dispararon cuando la revista americana Globe publicó en su portada una foto con el titular: "¡Michelle y Barack se separan!". El informe alegaba que la pareja decidió separarse en medio de "gritos por dinero y sus hijas fuera de control".
"Es un secreto a voces que Michelle espera más de Barack desde el punto de vista familiar y está muy decepcionada de que él elige pasar tanto tiempo separado", dijo una fuente no identificada a la revista. "Durante años hicieron todo juntos. Ella lo apoyó en cada paso, basándose en la promesa de que él la dejaría dirigir el rumbo y decidir dónde vivirían después de dejar el cargo. Pero él no ha cumplido su palabra, así que no es de extrañar que Michelle esté furiosa", agrega. Cabe destacar que la pareja de los Obama, cumplirá 27 años de matrimonio el 3 de octubre próximo, y lo único cierto, hasta el momento, es que después de que dejaron la Casa Blanca, en 2017, no se la ha visto juntos en público tan seguido como durante el período presidencial. Esa realidad podría haber despertado los rumores.
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Pro-abortion supporters always tell us how abortion saves the child of unwanted, poor mothers which they say has no chance but misery in life, so better to never live. What if we look at two individuals in history and see what could have been the ramifications of their abortion. Hitler we know was a mad man who had destroyed over 6 million people, mostly Jews. Had he never been born, his horrific crimes might never have happened. That would be a good thing. The other picture is of Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin and modern antibiotic therapy. His discovery has saved hundreds of millions of lives and continues to this day. Had he been aborted, that could have a disaster to mankind. That would have been a bad thing. So, how do we know who will be a monster and who will be a hero We don’t. But using a false blanket argument that poor, unwanted humans will be better off dead is horrific. #blm, #blacklivesmatter, #arianagrande, #kanyewest, #katyperry, #michelleobama, #naral, #prolife, #prochoice, #abortion, #abortolegal💚, #now, #naral, #nancypelosi, #kimkardashian, #justinbieber, #costsofabortion, #congressionalblackcaucus
Wrapping up the week 💓 Becoming - Michelle Obama. An inspiring tale of how a young girl with a great mind and hard work became America's, first-ever African American First Lady. An inspiring tale of how Michelle, despite her own personal doubts about politics, stood by her husband's dream. #bookstagram #workingmoms #michelleobama
✨Your story is your gift to this world, no matter how hard your story is! ✨Use it to get stronger
✨Use it to inspire others how you got stronger ✨Be an inspiration to this world, because it needs you 💖
ENTREPRENEURS: GET CONNECTED WITH OTHERS ; CREATE NEW RELATIONSHIPS.......
@michelleobama on the power of stories and other memorable quotes:
“What we really connects us—it isn't race, it isn't party, it isn't religion, it's the stories that we remember. It's those conversations around the dinner table. ...It's values. It's the life you live that you remember up here, it's those memories. And if you know that in you and you can tap into that and share that with people, that's what connects. Everything else is just our stats and we put too much emphasis on stats: Where did you go to college How much money do you make What do you do No of that tells you anything about the person. It's those memories. It's the stories. It's not the stats. It's the stories."
✏️”Everyone I know, whether it’s a woman or person of color, someone is setting the bar of their dreams real low. ...I used that energy and said, ‘Let me find people who do believe in me.’”
✏️On understanding that not everyone has the opportunity to seek their ideal career goals: ”Passion is a luxury.”
✏️”I realized I’m responsible for my happiness.”
✏️On Affirmative Action: “There are all kinds of affirmative action—legacy is one—and you should be looking for...diversity. Why is the focus [of the criticism] only on race when it comes to affirmative action”
✏️On not being afraid to ask for what you deserve in your career: “We must use that leverage to change the dynamic.”
✏️She also expressed her disappointment and displeasure with feminists who criticized her decision to focus on her daughters when first moving into the White House, saying being great mothers and great at a job is not mutually exclusive (This is a paraphrase.)
✏️On making sure Barack arrived at dinner on time every night: “I didn’t want my daughters to grow up thinking life meant waiting for the man in the house.”
✏️On choosing to take the high road: “Often times going low means you’re acting from a place of ego. You’re really just satisfying your immediate need to lash out and rarely does that connect to a solution.”
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FINALLY was able to read this book & I have to say, I love Michelle Obama even more than I already did 💕 I especially appreciated the story about Crystal Smith, a school social worker in Chicago who, “made a point of shouting out her love and appreciation for her students” as she passed them in the halls. This inspires me as I go about the start of another school year & affirms the importance of school social workers. 💫 #becoming #michelleobama #schoolsocialwork #socialwork #schoolsocialworker
NORCAL FRIENDS! I had the awesome honor of being a part of this incredible project last month with @herplaceisin We are so excited to announce the Premier of our third project, HER PLACE IS IN HAIR, based on a womxn’s relationship with their hair. Our mission with this project is to create space for conversations, social education, community, and unity.
There is a lot that's going wrong in the world today. Nobody is unaffected. At such a dark point, and with so many forces around us telling us not to listen and empathize; not to fight and forgive; not to reflect and engage; connect, and communicate; not to LOVE—it's all the more important that we do. And that's why we're doing this.
In this context, hair is a tool for conversation. It’s a lens through womxn can tell their stories, which ultimately, are also the stories of humanity.
So with that in mind, bring your friends and family and come spend your Saturday evening with us and enjoy some art, good company, and lots of love. Early bird tickets are selling out fast, so grab them while you can! Link below 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
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