Empowered

The definition of empowerment is “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.”

This weekend, millions of woen, men and children participated in the Women’s March which set the world ablaze about the value of rights, activism, unity and empowerment. 

The guiding principles of the Women’s March was women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability. 

Through the nonviolent activism, the idea of bringing people together to support, encourage and motivate one another while also championing the mission is critical and important. 

The fight for true equality will continue for many groups across the world who feel marginalized or underestimated, undervalued, overlooked, simply ignored, taken advantage of and the list can continue. The organizers and marchers recognize there is more to be done thus there are immediate next steps on the  Women’s March website to continue impact.

I’m sad I couldn’t make it to the march. Though the sheer size of the crowds gathered gives me anxiety, I also get goosebumps thinking about the powerful images of people peacefully getting together to make an international statement. I stand in solidarity with the movement to encourage/challenge our leaders and fellow citizens to actions that protect people and foster community over division. 

May all the peaceful and positive voices who came to be seen and heard, continue to do just that. May communities join together in unity, get inspired and make movements to create a better world today and tomorrow.  

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I am a Chicago business professional with a passionate love for writing and living life out loud. I created this lifestyle blog to motivate and inspire aspirational individuals who want to live their best version of life without fear. My goal is to empower people all over the world to create lives of joy, success and freedom through personal and professional development. Life moves far too quickly for us not to enjoy the journey. This is to untangling life, love, liberty and the pursuit of peace and happiness. There are many lessons I have learned to embrace when it comes to life, love and work in our culturally rich world. I want to share what I have learned so it can encourage you to live your best version of life. Plus, I'm a social introvert so I am always thinking about things like how to destroy negative stereotypes around being courageous and brave enough to live life to the fullest, sometimes on your own. There is no need for you to wait on someone else in order to live YOUR life! It is exciting and thrilling. You have that level of brave in you no matter your personality type and I dare you to live it out loud! Are you ready to learn how?

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