As women of color we need to stop waiting on the world to recognize the beauty and power that we possess. The reality is that it’s probably never going to happen. Once we begin to recognize it for ourselves, what others think of us will no longer matter! We don’t need validation from magazines or the media. From the array of our beautiful brown shades, to our curves and variety of hair textures, the moment we embrace our true beauty is the moment we become free.
“What I think is exciting is that, to a certain extent, there is a revolution happening where black women are owning their own beauty, despite the standard of beauty that in the past has not had space for it.” Tracee Ellis Ross brainyquote.com
“Loving oneself isn’t hard, when you understand who and what ‘yourself’ is. It has nothing to do with the shape of your face, the size of your eyes, the length of your hair or the quality of your clothes. It’s so beyond all of those things and it’s what gives life to everything about you. Your own self is such a treasure.” Phylicia Rashad
“My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don’t use special creams or treatments – I’ll use a little bit of everything. It’s a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life. Happiness is the greatest beauty secret.” Tina Turner
“To me, I always felt like I was carrying a torch for women of any size to be themselves – it doesn’t matter whether you’re a size 2 or a 22, just be who you are.” Queen Latifah
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We as women often have a bad habit of holding on to relationships that we should have let go of a long time ago. We often hold on to the hope of what we want the relationship to be instead of accepting the reality of what the relationship actually is. Spending years waiting on a man to finally treat you right is a waste of time. Life is way too short for that.
God created us women to be some very smart creatures. We know good and well when a relationship is done and there is nothing left. Yet we hold on to it for life as if we have nothing else to hold on to. A man who doesn’t love you or treat you right is not worth your time, energy, or love. Just think about this for a second. How can the right man ever come into your life if you won’t let go of the wrong one?
Let go when it’s wrong. Open up the window and let that negative relationship fly away. Open up your life and your heart to positive energy. There are plenty of good men out there looking for good women, so never settle for less that what you deserve.