March 20, 2017
Xenecia F

What Makes YOU Feel Powerful? 

My journey of unwavering Self Awareness makes me feel powerful. In the past, I put too much weight in others' perception of me for fear of becoming too proud or blind to see my areas for improvement. After all, they saw things I couldn't see through my own bias right? WRONG. My journey to self awareness has been one of exploring my being on my own terms. It is difficult at times due to the constant back and forth debates and self reflection that take place in my head, but I'd rather judge myself than be judged by others who have absolutely no authority on the subject of "me." There is power in being able to say, with certainty, "I am...", "I am not...", "I stand for...." or "I will not stand for...". I've learned that I can take the opinions of everyone else with a grain of salt while confidently stating that I know who I am. 

What cheers you up?

Putting on show stopping vocal performances in my mirror.

A book you have read more than 3 times.

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.

What advice would you give to your 15 year old self?

Do not judge your beauty and worth by the opinions of others.

Favorite way to break a sweat.

Dancing, of course.

High heels or ballet flats?

High heels

Your go-to healthy snack.


Your favorite comfort food.

Steak and potatoes. Don't judge me!

What is the first thing you do when you get home from a trip?

Go through all the photos and relive the trip again.

An inspiring TED talk you loved.

Ngozi Adichie's "The Danger of a Single Story"

Who are your favorite women heroes?

Ngozi Adichie, Zora Neale Hurston, Ava DuVernay

A piece of interesting news you read recently.

Iceland will enforce equal pay yay!

Favorite perfume.