A member of the ADIVA family sent me an article via email and after reading it, I decided to share it with you all.
I saw the photo above on a friends DP a few days ago and I smiled because this is exactly what I have been trying to tell this particular friend. She's worried that because she's on the plus side, she'll never fit into the entertainment industry or find love. She has told herself that until she is a certain size she'll not even try to do anything along the path of entertainment despite the fact she is a very talented and beautiful young lady.
I smiled because seeing her use that as her display picture probably means, that we are making progress, but I'm almost a hundred percent sure that she's not the only beautiful and talented young lady that's going through this issue as well. It may not necessarily be about your size, it could be what that person you love so much has told you you can never do, it could be those things your friends said to you years ago, it could be anything that's holding you back from doing the things you should be doing or getting to that place God has appointed for you.
Marilyn Monroe,who has times without number been referred to as one of the most beautiful women to ever walk this earth, wasn't as perfect as we all thought she was, she had flaws that we don't even know about but it didn't stop her from doing what she wanted, it didn't stop her from achieving her dreams. Through all the bad press and all the slander, she waxed strong and today she's what almost every woman wants to be.
Ladies, it's high time we stopped doing things to please others, or based on what other people expect of us! Go out there, take that step, do something someone has told you you would never be able to do, forget your flaws and insecurities, Love you, Do you, Be you regardless of what people think. Janelle Monae said something that I love so much during her acceptance speech during Black Girls Rock 2012, 'Embrace what makes you unique even if it makes others uncomfortable' and i absolutely agree with her, we have been brought up to believe that the we should live according to the standards of other people but that's wrong, live your life the way you please, embrace those things that make you unique, just make sure that the things you do are acceptable to God.
- Rumeh ( Twitter: @RumsiieEe )