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Three Inspirational Women and How They've Impacted Me

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again.”
— Sojourner Truth

In honor of International Women’s Month, I felt the need to shed some light on a few lovely ladies that I find most inspiring. They’re a bunch of bosses too so that’s just the cherry on top. Can’t leave out that super important detail. Beauty, brains and a boss mentality? It’s honestly just a trifecta of awesomeness that I’m here for. This month and every month we celebrate women, our achievements and our willingness to succeed in a world where the odds are constantly stacked against us. We are beautiful, ambitious, talented, worthy…literally so much more that can’t be accurately summarized. These three ladies have been key factors when it comes to inspiring me and my grind so I really just want to take a moment to show them some appreciation!

Carlie Carpio of holistically dope.

Women who inspire me to live my best, healthiest and most aligned life are my favorite. Carlie runs a podcast called Carlie’s Couch with Lex where they discuss the importance of crafting a life you love, staying true to self and above all, being gentle with yourself in the process. Sometimes the hustle and bustle of everyday life can be hectic, but we have to always remember to refocus and check in with ourselves internally. Carlie is also a personal trainer and yoga instructor (among wearing so many other professional/creative hats because boss lady) so she’s a true advocate for feeling good from the inside out. She inspires me to be mindful about the food I consume, to make time for more meditation and self awareness, working out and really just putting my goals at the forefront of my life then shamelessly attacking them. Glasses up to you, Carlie girl!

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Courtney brand of thebwerd.

This woman is amazing. She’s a bomb PR professional who is also the creator of one of my absolute favorite lifestyle blogs. Courtney has been SO helpful to me throughout my blogging journey in ways she doesn’t even realize. Through ebooks, resource guides and tons of random info, she helped me realize that when it comes to blogging and creating a strong brand and social media presence, it starts with you and how hard you’re willing to work for it—anything is possible. I was only giving 10% of me thinking I was doing soooo much, but then I’d be upset when my results were 10% as well. My motto for this year has been this very simple phrase: keep your head down and work. Once I got a clear handle on my creative goals, things started to line up for me and the road ahead seemed a little less blurry. But the key thing here is the work. Consistent and hard work. Through the frustrations and self doubt, Courtney has helped me find that spark to continue believing in myself to achieve whatever I set out to do creatively. I just wanna take a minute to thank her for being the boss that she is!

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Michelle obama.

Ah, thee queen. She HAD TO be on this list for me. She just had to. One thing I absolutely adore about this woman is how authentic she is and how she throws inspiration around like confetti. The way she lifts up women (black women especially) is simply beautiful. In her book, she highlights the power we as women possess by merely existing and how she worked to follow her passions yet still make a lasting impacts within her community. Reading about her journey since she was just a little girl instantly made me feel like I could do absolutely anything with a discipline, faith and hard work. Thank you, Auntie Michelle.

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Bottom line: Women are amazing as hell. If you haven’t already, take a moment to reflect on a the women you have in your life that push you to be your best self! Let them know they’re appreciated, loved and respected.

peace and blessings,

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