It’s Black History month and I celebrate those who paved the way for me as a black woman. I realize that no aspirations are off-limits, you can become what you believe regardless of your age, race or class! You can be a new expression of an old idea so do it your way! Be authentic in your gift and unique with your vision!
“I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground.” Madam CJ Walker
This lady Madam CJ Walker, is my Shero in the Beauty Industry! After suffering from a scalp ailment that resulted in her own hair loss, she invented a line of African-American hair care products in 1905. (She didn’t give up until she discovered a working solution)
She promoted her products by traveling around the country giving lecture-demonstrations and eventually established Madame C.J. Walker Laboratories to manufacture cosmetics and train sales beauticians. Can you imagine…. there were no smartphones or social media devices at her use but she was a determined woman! Her savvy business acumen led her to be one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire, philanthropist and icon.
There are so many other model black women that I could speak of but I would be forever so check out this link if you please: http://www.essence.com/galleries/bow-down-65-boundary-breaking-black-women-who-have-paved-way
I declare Proverbs 31 Virtue over your life! Be Inspired, Be Encouraged, and Be lifted to propel to unlimited levels in your future foresight!
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