Leading Lady Emily: Troubled Teen to Youth Leader

I would like to Introduce you to Emily Hawthorne, the third feature for the Leading Lady Campaign. 

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Emily Hawthorne on her wedding day.

About Leading Lady Campaign

The Leading Lady Campaign seeks to empower women and girls to defy obstacles, self-doubt, and fear so that they can reach their dreams. We want to highlight, promote, uplift each of these women, as they share their professional growth, intimate struggles, passions, and their future goals in their journey toward success.

LADYHOOD journey, LLC, believes that your journey is our journey. We all can learn from one another by empowering, inspiring and challenging ourselves to push towards excellence, at every stage of the journey. 
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Battling Self-Doubt, Negative Thoughts & Impostor Syndrome

This post is full of empowerment, light, self-love and growing stronger by appreciating the good in yourself.

It is not always easy to stay positive.

Self-doubt can take root on your hopes and overpower everything benefical you want to accomplish, but just like the author, Jessica Corbin states “For each negative thought you may have about yourself, find one true positive statement to counter it.”

To learn more about battling self-doubt, this is a must read!

It is true that our biggest critic is often ourselves. We are constantly bombarded with influences telling us, how we should act, speak and where we should be in life by now. Truth is, there is not a set standard for how we should live our lives and where we should be in life by a certain date. We are all living our own purposes, on our own journeys. The trouble with negative thinking is that we hold our lives up against that of others and the media. These influence cause us to view ourselves as less than. Instead of seeking to build ourselves up, all we can see are flaws. There are enough negative sources around us, influencing us such as the media, and people in our lives. Instead of allowing yourself to default to the negative, make a conscious effort to think more positively.

Check your perspective. See…

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Leading Lady Cydney: WDTV 5 News Morning Anchor

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Cydney Cooper featured in Young Black Pittsburgh (YNGBLKPGH) written by Brian R. Burley

The Leading Lady Campaign seeks to empower women and girls to defy obstacles, self-doubt, and fear so that they can reach their dreams.

LADYHOOD journey, LLC, believes that your journey is our journey. We all can learn from one another by empowering, uplifting, and challenging ourselves to push towards excellence, at every stage of the journey.

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5 Reasons Women Lose Themselves in Relationships 

In most of my past relationships, I have been the one building and sustaining the love, trust, and intimacy. I would give my time, energy, money, and my heart in my relationships because I value making my-love, feel loved and appreciated.

In most cases, this behavior is not viewed negatively. There is nothing wrong with being attentive and caring in your relationship, but not without self-love, which I was lacking.

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Leading Lady Mikisa: small-town medical student in the big-city

The Leading Lady Campaign seeks to empower women and girls to defy obstacles, self-doubt, and fear so that they can reach their dreams.

LADYHOOD journey, LLC, believes that your journey is our journey. We all can learn from one another by empowering, uplifting, and challenging ourselves to push towards excellence, at every stage of the journey.

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To Women

Women are so strong in the midst of our own weakness….

I reblogged this post because of the truth within it. Anytime I reblog a post, I normally have a long message that I deliver with it, but this post speaks for itself.

TO EVERY WOMAN AND GIRL, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED, INTELLIGENT, VALUED, AND LOVED.

-Pinkspen

Some Bad Plankton

I’ve spent longer watching myself smile in the mirror than I’ve spent laughing with friends.

Has your mother accused you of scratching yourself because of the stretch marks on your breasts?

To the women who wipe it away with alcohol. I understand. I’m here if you need me.

Don’t qualify your statements when you speak. You’ve a right to be heard. Have something worth saying. I want to hear it.

To the women I’ve let down. I’m sorry. Tell me please, so I can get better.

Who fall in love with the cashier at Dunkin’ Donuts because he has a sexy voice and he kept my extra penny.

I’ve never seen a healthy relationship. What would I expect from my own?

Who have tried to turn over one-sided mattresses by themselves.

Who have hair on their bellies longer than the hair on their legs.

Who have used the same pair…

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Positive Vibes Only

I love thrift shopping. It is nostalgic and one of my favorite past-times. I even love the smell (is that weird?). Its not just about the bargain for me, its about recycling and cutting down on unnecessary waste. My favorite is Red White Blue thrift because everything is organized by color.

In the section filled with an array of random paintings, posters, and picture frames, I came across a vinyl painting with motivational sayings that uplifted me as soon as I read the first line.

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5 Tips to Help You Avoid the Freshman Fifteen

The freshman fifteen…. I was certainly a victim. 

If you don't know, according to Wikipedia, the freshman fifteen " is an expression commonly used in the United States and Canada that refers to an amount (somewhat arbitrarily set at 15 pounds, and originally just 10) of weight gained during a student's first year at college," Wikipedia Freshman 15.
If you are dreading this because you just graduated high school or just finished your first year of college, please read my article, 5 Tips to Help You Avoid the Freshman Fifteen, published on College Mate, for their June Monthly Writing Contest. The freshman fifteen is preventable. 
Thank you College Mate for your critique, advice, and for giving me this opportunity. I love writing for the Monthly Writing Contest, and I hope to continue to work with you in the future.

-Pinkspen 💋

COLLEGE MATE

For some high school graduates, gaining the freshman-fifteen is one of the scariest things about going to college.

I can honestly say that I knew very little about gaining weight that fast in the first 2-3 months of college, but when it happened, I was 20 pounds heavier and so unhappy with my new freshman body.

I spent so much time hanging out with friends on campus in the Student Union, that I didn’t realize that everything I did revolved around food and dining.

So to avoid gaining the freshman fifteen yourself, here are 5 tips you should follow.

1. Don’t Hang Out in Food Spots

Don’t just sit in the café and the food court every day talking to your friends between classes. More than likely, you will overeat, because there is so much food around.

During my first year of college, I spent most of my time in…

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A Mothers’ Fathers Day Tribute 

Most think that men have it easy being as a dad. This could not be further from the truth. Just like mothers, fathers have to sacrifice so much for their families.

It is a different and yet equally important journey.

We need to start cherishing our fathers for who they are and supporting them…

…to every father that is taking care of children on his own

…to every father that is locked up, loving his children from a distance…

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