Sometimes we forget who we are because it’s easy to get swallowed into the world around us. It much harder to see how powerful, and strong and inspiring you are when it feels like life is constantly happening. That is why it is so important to have people by your side who can speak courage and hope and remembrance into you. It is important to be surrounded by those who bring you back into reality and remind you that you are where your feet are; grounded. Here and now.
To my parents, thank you for teaching me that I must love the work that I do. My cousins Mijou and Aicha and my aunty Fatima who have inspired me to build an empire not just for myself, but for families and communities across the globe. My sisters Court, T and E who have made me realize my impact a nd knowledge goes well beyond skincare and my reach is far more expansive than I sometimes allow myself to believe. And lastly my niece Niara who is literally my inner child reincarnated. I love you so so so much and you can and will do anything you set your mind to.
If you are reading this, I want you to reach out to a love one you haven’t connected with in a minute. Touch base, catch up, express your gratatitude and appreciation for their presence in your life.
“It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”