Women’s History Month commemorates the vital role of women within American history and society, paying tribute to historical women who have paved the way for the next generation of trailblazers. Here at Creative Circle, we want to celebrate our network of influential women leaders and learn about what has uplifted them along the way. This month, we’re highlighting the voices of our Circlers with everything from their favorite female leaders to advice to their past selves – we want to share it all!
1. What advice would you share with your younger self?
Younger self, you are enough just as you are. Don’t worry, one day you will realize that all those quirky things that make you feel different are actually your superpower. One day many people will love you for exactly those things. Do not dim your light.
2. Who is an influential female figure in your life?
I am surrounded by so many powerful women in my personal and professional life. It is impossible to name just one.
3. Which women helped you create your Creative Circle community and how?
Devin Daniel & the entire Houston team immediately made me feel at home at Creative Circle, and since then that has branched out to many other folks. Especially Sasha Nicolas and also Shanda Lambert when she was here! By being open and inviting and just checking in to make sure that I am okay, the little things go so far and I am thankful.
4. What do the women in your life mean to you?
The women in my life mean more than I can say. I feel empowered when I see them just being exactly who they are called to be unapologetically. This is not always something outward facing or loud (although I appreciate that too) – sometimes, it is just the quiet yet bold audacity to just BE, when the world tells us not to.
5. If you had to invite one inspiring woman to a dinner party, who would it be and why?
It would be Myleik Teele, she is the founder of CurlBox a natural hair subscription box company. However, she is much more than that. Myleik has built such a strong community for women to be exactly who they want to be, most recently I love being a part of her Myleik and Mommas community where she shares resources to help Moms be as supported as possible while raising FREE children – and in the process freeing themselves. As a soon-to-be Momma myself, I love having this example, especially from a Black woman.
6. What do you love about being a woman?
I love everything about it. I love the bonds I create with other women, I love that I am soft and also firm – and that I know that is okay. I love that the world needs us, no matter how much society says otherwise sometimes.