As I choose to revamp my site on Nigeria’s Independence (Happy 58th), I also reflect on my life and how I’ve gained my personal independence. Independence as I transitioned into an adult, independence in my personal and familial relationship, independence with my education and the like. What a feeling to be emancipated!!
Independence can be both a positive and negative outlook depending on the circumstance. Try to focus on the positive and you shall go far.
What have you currently become independent from? How did you handle the situation? Is there anything you would have done differently? What do you look forward to with this new independence?
Independence can be celebrated every year from a country’s perspective, but personal independences usually occur only once in someone’s lifetime as they achieve new milestones.
Showcase your independence! Continue to inspire others through your accomplishments.
Within the span of 3 days we’ve heard of two suicide deaths from well-known celebrities. Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. The thing is that suicide is not unfamiliar. According to the CDC, suicide rates have markedly increased in 49 states since 1999. The CDC reports that about 45,000 people committed suicide in 2016 and that rates were more than 30 percent in at least 25 states when compared to 1999’s figures.
The thing is we don’t know what someone is truly going through unless we are them. Take accountability and make sure to check up on your strong friend. Checking up on them reminds them that they are loved, thought of, and cared for. We never know someone’s inner demons that they deal with. Be sure to be someone’s help and support system, whether you are family, friend or just an acquaintance before it becomes to serious that suicide even becomes an option.
May the souls of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain rest in perfect peace.
**National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-800-273-8255 (available 24/7)**
I wish I could say Happy International Women’s Day in several languages because that is what International signifies to me in terms of language. Since English is my native tongue….
Happy Actor’s Day….Scientist Day….Musician’s Day…Teacher’s Day…Athlete’s Day….Cook Day….Doctor’s Day….Laborer’s Day….Mother’s Day….and many more!
Our women encompass all of these roles and many more.
Whose your favorite women to admire on this day and what role does she play in your life and the life of others?
✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽 Happy Black History Month ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
Do you feel the resilience that Martin Luther King, Jr. felt type of love?
Or did you have to deal with the triumphs of a Nelson Mandela to appreciate a humanity type of love?
Did you suffer the humility of a Rosa Parks refusing to get out of the seat and get arrested type of love?
Or do you understand what it feels like to buy your freedom like Denmark Vesey type of love?
Do you use your love for math to send people to the moon like Katherine Johnson type of love?
Have you ever felt the success and love of running a successful TV show like Oprah Winfrey….or win Oscars like Halle Berry
Can we sing “Rock With You” and understand the rhythm type of love from Michael Jackson…
Or be serenaded with love to the smooth sounds of the famous trumpeter Louis Armstrong
Have you ever loved the dynamic sister-duo of Venus and Serena Williams on the tennis court aiming high for their victories at Wimbledon
Are we inspired by the poetry of a Maya Angelou type of love…or entertained by the African folklore of a Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Do we have the inner love of a Desmond Tutu for all creeds, colors and shapes…
And do we achieve our love for a nation as the first African American President Barack Obama type of love…
Black History should not only be celebrated for one month. Year-round, everyday, we should be PROUD of all our accomplishments and achievements… OUR love is in the air.
Welcome to my site. Get OUT. Get UP. Be Inspired: Your Transparency is Beautiful. Transparency can have many meanings, but the overall openness can lead to discussions, forums, and sharing commonalities and struggles amongst ourselves.
Have you read the book: “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual” by Luvvie Ajayi. Well, Do Better and know that I’m doing my BEST, okay?
A special thank you to the ones who want to contribute towards my project and showcasing themselves to help you better understand, you are NOT alone and we are in this together. My goal is to have this on a global platform where I can showcase TRANSPARENTs from around the world and form an inner network to transparency and the lens of our own lives.
Without further adieu….Your Transparency is BEAUTIFUL.