Words to Live by

If we all could start living by these words, we would see more unity in this world. 

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The Blog-aholic Award

This is the 3rd type of award that I have received in my blogging career!!! I am so thankful to Scottish Muslimah who nominated me for The Blog-aholic Award! I am so grateful to her for her recognition of my purpose in creating my blog, for her kind words, advice, and continuous support. Please check out her blog where she discusses an array of knowledge and truth.

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Challenging Feminism

Women have come so far. I reblogged this post because of the validity of some of the points the original blogger made. Truly valid.

I think we as women have made much progress, but there is still more to fight for because equality is essential in all areas of life for women and men. Keep marching, keep fighting for our rights; the rights below the surface. Yes, we can vote, work, drive cars, and own our own businesses, but the sly looks you get from men in power, the overlook, the shun, the disrespect, sexual harrassment…. yes, we still have to fight for that!

We must, as women continue to value human life. It is important to me to educate women to be the best versions of themselves because it is something I am always working on, and all women deserve to know that they truly are the core of life, and no matter the stereotypical discrimation, never back down, fight through a mans personal bull****!

The emotional and psychological struggles that cause women to doubt their potential, disgusts me, but it is embedded in our society. It’s the foundation. Every day, we must try to rebuild that foundation.

-Pinkspen

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BeautyBeyondBones

Lately, it’s been really weird to be a woman.

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Not because of any fashion or makeup trends…although, I will say…I don’t quite understand the reemergence of the shoulder pad.

But because of all the recent hyper focus on…feminism.

The Women’s March, International Women’s Day, protests, walk outs, I mean, we get it already

But to be honest, I am confused by the whole matter.

Women are not marginalized in the United States of America. 

What are they fighting for? Why all the anger?

Now listen, I know that this post is probably going to garner a lot of backlash, but you know what, that’s okay. I would love to hear thoughts on all sides of this issue. Truly. Every person is entitled to their own viewpoints, and I respect those feelings, even if they differ from mine. And of course, there is always room for improvement in removing some lingering…

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Is ‘Equality’ taking the ‘Lady’ out of Women Today?

It is extremely difficult to be a modern woman. The financial demands alone, have made it almost impossible to be a stay-at-home mom, because if most of us didn’t work, we would be considered low-income. As a fairly new mother myself, who struggled financially due to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the required amount of unpaid Maternity Leave women can get when pregnant or after delivery of their child, I know what it is like to struggle financially.

Please check out my post MATERNITY LEAVE IN AMERICA: THE STORY OF THE STRUGGLING MOTHER

There was no way I could be financially stable and be a stay-at-home mother. I feel that all women have the right to work and take care of their families, but sometimes I wonder if I was neglecting my child by putting her in childcare at 9 months, or if she would be “more balanced… happier if we had followed a traditional family situation.”

-Pinkspen

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I ask this question to cause thought and prompt responses from you dear readers for my own pondering ………

I’ve recently been considering “what makes a woman a lady?”

I’ve reached that phase of life where I could become a grandma at any time and that has reminded of my own Grandma and Nanna, who they were and what they stood for.

Both women were beautiful, elegant, kind, loving, well spoken, well dressed, to a degree ….God fearing and most definitely, both were true ladies. Both women taught me practical life skills and spiritual lessons. They had the classic traits, I would say, of real ladies.

They came from a different era though, their only concern was to keep a good home for their families and attend to their working husbands. Once married these women did not work outside the home any longer. Their work then involved house chores…

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3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3

So, I got off track, but there is always a good quote up my sleeve! I would like to thank Jess Wade, who inspired me to participate in this challenge. Please check out her blog Daring to Jess, to learn through her experiences!

When I was thinking about the final quote that I wanted to share, I considered so many different strong women with voices… Alicia Keys, Malala Yousafzai, Erykah Badu, Angela Davis, Lauryn Hill, Rosa Parks…

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Black Girl in a White World

I brush, pick, twist, curl, braid, and lock my hair…
I switch, bounce, tap, and rock my hips…

My smile may be wide, but my heart is too!
My eyes may be broad, but my mind is too!
I talk loud, because I am passionate!
I walk proud, because I am going somewhere!

My tongue may be quick, but my feet are steady!
My mind may think differently, but my blood is the same!
I fight for my equality…
I go to war for the equality of others…

No, you may not touch my hair…
No, I can’t teach you how to dance…
No, I am not angry…I just don’t respond well to bull s***

I am curvaceous!
I am beautiful!
I am strong!
I love hard!

My smile may be wide, but my heart is too!
My eyes may be broad, but my mind is too!
I talk loud, because I am passionate!
I walk proud, because I am going somewhere!

I brush, pick, twist, curl, braid, and lock my hair…
I switch, bounce, tap, and rock my hips…

-Pinkspen

 

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The LADYHOOD Definition

 As defined by Merriam-Webster,

ladyhood

noun la·dy·hood \ˈlādēˌhu̇d\

Definition of ladyhood

  1. the state of being a lady :  quality or nature of a lady <the changing status of woman from ladyhood to the position of political citizen — Amy Loveman>

  2.  ladies <representative of the ladyhood of her day>

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ladyhood

It is my goal to become the founder and creator of the LADYHOOD journey brand.

I believe that LADYHOOD is not biological; just because you were born female, this does not make you a lady…

The definition of LADYHOOD is an opinion, but it is a lifestyle; a representation of what is considered being a true lady as opposed to womanhood or being female.

As women, we know the barriers we face in this world, because we are female… for transgender women and girls, that challenge is even greater.

Breaking down barriers, supporting one another, and accepting our differences is what LADYHOOD is all about

We realize that it is a constant goal that we seek to maintain.

We are individuals that are strong, liberal & conservative; confident, and leaders. We seek to empower all women to be the best version of themselves…

Being a lady is not about your hips, thighs, breasts, and booty. It is about your mind and creativity; your voice, standards, and the emotional burden that we carry as women in this world.

LADYHOOD is fighting against the stereotypical norms of womanhood in our society. We are determined to become more than just a woman (as stated by the great Aaliyah herself in the song “More Than a Woman”).

We can make money, advance in the work place, and be just as powerful as men without selling our bodies.

Join the journey to be the best version of yourself! 

You are woman! 

-Pinkspen
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