+ le'nae j
The inmyskin project, now presents a talk with le'nae:
one: what is your name and where are you located ?
L - Le'Nae J. Boston, MA.
two: what do you feel is your calling in life ?
L - I feel as though my calling is to encourage others and help them with self-improvement. I like seeing others better themselves, it excites me.
three: when did you realize your self-worth and how has this journey of self-discovery been for you? what have you learned the most about yourself ?
L - I started to realize my self-worth after coming out of an abusive relationship in 2010. The journey has not been easy, but it's been worth it. Throughout this journey I've learned that I am valuable and that I should never allow another human being to make me think otherwise. I've also learned to love myself wholeheartedly.
four: how has your struggles helped you to become a better woman ?
L - My struggles have helped me to become a better woman by allowing me to truly embrace who I am. They've taught me that I am good enough, I'm worthy, and that I can get through anything with God's help. I am truly the woman I am today because of my hardships, without them I probably wouldn't be as resilient as I am now.
five: who or what motivates you to create ?
L - Seeing others passionate with what they're creating motivates me. It makes me want to get into what it is that I'm creating with all that I've got. If they can do it, so can I; no excuses.
six: what is your long time passion in life ?
L - My long time passion is similar to my calling. Helping others and seeing them grow. Also, another passion of mine is writing.
seven: if you could give any tips or advice to the young girls and women around the world who suffer with loving and accepting who they are, what would you say ?
L - Understand that your view of yourself is most important. Change your negative thoughts into positive thoughts. The negative views, thoughts, and opinions that others have of you are nothing compared to the way you view yourself. What you think of yourself is powerful, it's important. Learn who you are, learn to embrace all of your flaws. I believe it's in embracing your flaws that truly makes you beautiful.
eight: what do you feel needs to be told to our beautiful women of color ? do you feel that us women of color hear those words often ? if not, what can we do as a community to change that. . .
L - I believe women of color need to know that we are not "less than" any other race, but we are also not better than any other race. Although it may not be so in society today, we are equals. I always have the saying "there is no one better than me & I'm not better than anyone else". We need to embrace who we are in the right perspective. As a community I believe we can change hearing these words often by first telling them to ourselves. Once we truly believe those words then we can effectively spread them to other women. It first starts with you.
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