On the road to moving back home to New Orleans, rediscovering and redefining who I am and going through the motions and emotions of life I have met some amazing women, several of whom I haven’t seen in person yet. I can say that even without meeting them, they are part of my sisterhood. The term I actually use is Sista Friends and my life is so much better since that has become a part of it. I couldn’t have done it without y’all, and to have even one person no less Public Relations Companies have me included in their list of ”BadAss Woman Influencer” would not be possible without y’all taking the time to read my thoughts. Words are not enough to thank you all, but I know that my words come from my heart and are priceless to me. They, words are all I have.
Traditionally, we as women have been taught to be competitive with one another, in just about every area of our lives, be it with ourselves, men, work and so on. If we were lucky enough we had a woman in our lives to instruct us differently and change that stereotype. I have a huge circle of Sista Friends who invalidate the stereotype that women do not support other women. We are proof that there is Power in the Pack, and we are a Pack of BadAss Women!
We know the importance of supporting, encouraging and advocating for each other. I know personally about the love sisterhood brings into ones life. Let me tell you that I am blown away with the love I have received since I created my Nola Chic blog. To have just one positive voice in a sea of hate is life-saving and the Badass Women in my krewe can drown out the very negative voice that’s trying to drown me. I’m truly thankful.
As a show of my thanks and to get tighter with my Sista Friends, Fon’s PR Company asked me to host another “Ladies Night Out” and I’m sending five ladies to the movies! Over the summer Fon’s PR treated my Sista Friends and me to see The Intruder with Michael Ealy, Megan Good and Dennis Quaid, followed by Happy Hour and INTRUDER Women’s Self Defense Class at Triumph Krav Maga, and we had a fabulous time!
You can read the review at https://nolachic.blog/2018/07/02/nola-safety-tips-women-festival/.
Now, we’re invited to the Advance Screening of Black and Blue which was filmed in New Orleans and Naomie Harris is acting the part of Nola’s Finest BadAss Women Police Officers. And even though Naomie is from London and Nola Hot Girl we have to show her some Nola Love. Check her impressive resume; she’s definitely a BadAss Woman, more like ”Bond Girl” James Bond that is, and she graces the cover off Essence this month.
BadAss Women support other BadAss Women; it’s all about what we do and who we are. It’s been said and sadly often proven that women are known to have hate and jealousy towards each other. I believe this goes back to our upbringing, but we can change this stinking thinking and celebrate each other. A Badass Woman does not have time to compare there is no competition. We are all wonderfully made with our own unique gifts, talents, and she knows this. There is research that shows women in particular benefit from collaboration over competition. Collaboration is a good thing. It goes back to the old saying “kill two birds with one stone.” Just imagine how much we can accomplish if we sat at the table together and devised a great plan! Not only will we eat, but we can break bread together at that same table too!
I love collaboration and boosting my Sista’s up the ladder, be it business or personal. It can be babysitting or selling goods, it’s better we can have each other’s back. It doesn’t matter if I’m reaching down and pulling you up or holding the ladder and pushing her butt up it, as long as she’s up there is what matters to me.
So, we have our Sista Friend BadAss Woman Super Star on the big screen, and we are going to support her, but I’m wondering how we feel about our brother Tyrese? Have we forgiven him of his ”Baby Daddy” offenses or what? Now we know the brother behind on some child support payments, so we know where our lil coins going. But y’all let me know how y’all feel about him. He is still one fine handsome chocolate thing of a man if that helps and he can sing you to sleep.lol
As y’all know I’m still in ChiTown and I have decided to send an inspiring BadAss New Orleans Blogger along with and a few other New Orleans BadAss Women to the screening of Black and Blue. Some months ago she contacted me to tell me how much I inspired her with my writings and I asked if I could mentor her. Now, mind you I have a mentor who is the executive director of a major media company and I have someone who is not only complimenting my writing style but seeking advice from me! I was floored to say the least. We have yet to meet.
I thought a movie review would be a great first article us to work on together. She has one up, being that it’s filmed in New Orleans. Plus, everything is easier with a krewe of BadAss Women and they can give their insight on the movie too, sorta like an interview. I know she will do a great job and have a great “BadAss Women Night Out!”
As I mentioned Fon’s PR inspired me to create a hashtag entitled “Nola BadAss Women” Women supporting Woman networking events, nothing extravagant, big or will cost us much. I’m thinking of lunch, visiting each others business or hosting a dinner at home. It would be awesome to establish some time to really get to know each other and support one another. An event can consist of just two BadAss Women, I’m not looking host no conference, but I want to make sure I pour in to those who have been pouring into me. I’m here for my Sista Friends and I am so blessed to have you.
And remember there is room for all of us and more than enough for us to get. We can make dough, break bread, have a piece of the pie and have our cake and eat it too!!
#NolaBadAssWomen detail to come out soon! In the meantime check out Black and Blue! I’m kinda feeling indifferent about seeing a movie of this nature at right now… After so many police officers involved in taking the lives of innocent people; more recently Atatiana Jefferson Atatiana Jefferson was shot through her bedroom as the officer had been called to the home by a neighbor concerned that the door to the home was open and a light was on around 2:30 in the morning. She was unarmed and the police did not give warning as he looks to creep around her house as if he was a criminal himself. I do not understand what or why the officers decided to not go through the open door or shout that they were on the property. I’m upset just thinking of it. I’m not sure if this movie will stir up emotions, I’m hearing Denzel Washington, Training Day vibes. We know the world is full of crooked people period, but to still live in a day when Men and Women in Black and Blue are shooting because they can is terrifying.
Special thanks to Fon’s PR for sending me and my krewe on another fabulous night out in New Orleans!