Monday, November 15, 2010

Being a Strong Woman

What do you call a Strong Woman?

"Who's Back Do You Stand On"
 Rosa Parks    Mahalia Jackson - May 17, 1957, Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, D.C.  Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine    Tina & Ike Turner - Proud Mary
A sister, mother, aunt, cousin, business owner, nurse, doctor, housewife, nanny, and so many many other names.  Do you know who came before you to pave the way so that you wouldn't have to go through drama of being told your just a woman and you ain't capable of being a success.  Tell me who's back do you stand on is it the mother or grandmother that stood in the gap for you.  The one who took the verbal abuse or physical abuse so that you wouldn't have to.  Or is it the woman who deserve to be the CEO of the company but took the back seat to the man that wasn't even half as qualified as she was to hold the CEO position.  Who's back do you stand on? The woman who's the housewife that never gets credit for raising our future President.  Maybe, it the little old lady that welcomes you to the Wal-Mart and she has to be there because that's her only choose.  Could it be that we as women walk around everyday and never think about about who's back we stand on to be where we are today.  I want to thank every woman I know that I have stood on back to get here like my mother, my grand mother, my aunt's, Rosa Park, Josephine Bark. Walker, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Shirley Chisholm, Pam Grier, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Oprah Winfrey and so many more.  As young women we have always being told to find a good man and marry him and you'll be happy.  But, that's not the truth and the first person you have to get to know is yourself and once you have discovered who you are then and only then you will be happy and whole. 

Remember, this ladies life is full of ups and downs but if you know who you are you can do anything on this earth and you can have anything you want.  In this day and age you have to "REMEMBER WHO'S BACK YOU STAND ON" and then you have to make them proud of your achievement.

1 comment:

  1. You made some very good points. I am very grateful for my mother, spiritual parents, aunts, teachers and just great friends that have become a great support system and encourages me to succeed.