TED Talks (Technology. Entertainment. Design) are always a staple on my playlist. So many different topics, and so little time! But I have a few favorites that keep me on a steady mindset of positive motivation, conquering fear, and most importantly unapologetic self-care and self-love.
And I’ve picked out the best Ted Talks that every black woman can be inspired by!
Shonda Rhimes, Author/Producer: My Year of Saying Yes To Everything
Cheyenne Cochrane, Natural Hair Activist: A Celebration of Natural Hair
Luvvie Ajayi, Author: Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable
...in a world that wants us to walk around as representatives of ourselves, being yourself can be a revolutionary act. And in a world that wants us to whisper, I choose to yell. -Luvvie Ajayi Click To Tweet
Amma Asante, Film Director: The Power of Defining Yourself
Sarah Lewis, Harvard Professor: Embrace The Near Win
Felecia Hatcher, Author & Entrepreneur: Tell Your Failure Story
By my father sharing his failure story with me, it made me understand that this (failure) is apart of the process. Bumps in the road are part of the entrepreneurial process. They are part of life's process. -Felicia Hatcher Click To Tweet
Vanessa Garrison & T. Morgan Dixon, Founders of GirlTrek:
The Trauma of Systematic Racism is Killing Black Women. A First Step Toward Change
These women have such amazing insight on what it is to be a black woman in this world and how self-care and self-love is the first step in embracing our unique identities. According to these successful ladies it takes:
+ using failure as a learning tool
+ nurturing our personal passions
+ saying yes to work but also to play
+ Being you with confidence!
Becoming more self-assured does not come easy, but comes with action. Test some of these ideas by focusing on shifting towards a more positive mindset. The more aware you become about yourself and your needs, the better you can navigate life with confidence in who you are.
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