Take That First Small Step
So this happened…
A year ago, I took a chance and had no idea where it would lead me…
All I knew was that I wanted to contribute to creating more opportunities for women to stand tall in their inner strength, truth, and power.
It’s a mission I was already creating through my Radiant Living Programs. So, when I discovered Sseko Designs, a socially-conscious fashion brand that creates university scholarships and full-time jobs for women around the world, it felt only natural that I join this community of Dreamers & Doers…
…Here I am, a year later, and I attended my first ever Sseko Summit last weekend where I was inspired by my colleagues and the impact & mission that we’ve collectively committed to…and as though my heart & spirit weren’t already overflowing enough, I was recognized with the Golden Award for Collective Ambition.
“Collection Ambitiion - She is a full moon that beckons a rising tide. She knows that as she rises, her success will raise her sisters up. She has the drive to make the world brighter for herself, her team, and her sisters around the world. She moves energetically and unapologetically towards her aspirations.”
Do The Thing That Scares You
I was so nervous…
You may not be able to tell from the picture below, but I was so nervous…
You see, I’ve gone “Live” and spoken to groups hundreds of times…from teaching yoga at large Expos to leading wellness retreats and group programs, to doing IG and FB lives, but you know what still happens every single time?….
Butterflies in my stomach and heart racing just before I go “Live…”
I don’t think it ever goes away, you just get used to feeling the fear and doing it anyways…
This past weekend, I was particularly nervous because I was invited to speak on a topic that is SO IMPORTANT and not something I’ve ever spoken about before…
And, even though I was nervous as heck, I knew that this topic is so important that I had to do it. I had to do the thing that feels uncomfortable, vulnerable, and hard, because it’s the right thing…
And, you know what?
It led to other women opening up and sharing their hearts with me…things that they’ve never spoken about either, and that brings tears to my eyes…the power of stepping into your story and vulnerability invites others to do the same. And, this connection is the most powerful thing in the world. This is the power to heal, and learn, and grow…together…
Celebrate & Serve
This week is my 1-year Sseko-versary and what better way to celebrate than with a Fundraiser Event, doubling the impact for women around the world.
Here’s the thing…
When you shop Sseko, you’re already contributing to university scholarships and full-time jobs for women around the world. It’s built into our business model. This year alone, my team has already fully-funded 10 full-time jobs and 5 university scholarships. We’re shooting for 20 jobs and 10 scholarships by the end of the year, and we definitely can’t do this alone. It’s a collective effort and every small step counts.
We know that when a young woman is educated, she’s more likely to become a leader in her community and family, creating a ripple effect for generations to come. I’ve seen the value of education in my own life in countless ways. I was raised with the idea that “knowledge is something no one can take from you.” It is and will always be an asset that leads to opportunities, safety, and freedoms that may not otherwise be possible.
That’s why, in addition to being a Sseko Fellow, I’m passionate about contributing to organizations that support the advancement of education and opportunities for women. One of those organizations is HER Future Coalition that provides education and vocational training to young girls and women who are survivors or at risk for human sex trafficking. Young women like Subhomita, the sweet 9-year-old girl who I personally sponsor in Kolkata, India.
This week, I’m inviting you to be part of this impact and help me celebrate my 1-year Sseko-versary through shopping Sseko.
This week only (thru Jul 23rd), when you shop Sseko, a portion of the proceeds will also go towards HER Future Coalition.
One more thing...
I’ll be going Live in my Facebook Group at 7pm EST tonight to share more about the impact and products. You can join the group and tune in HERE.
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