join us in supporting Black Women in freeing
themselves from the burden of being Strong
… because being strong is not binary. You can be doing this and that simultaneously. You can be resilient and still have moments when you’re falling apart at the seams. You can be vocally resolute while refusing to accept the nonsense being hurled at you in (and out of) the workplace. You can be a natural nurturer while not putting your needs on the back burner. You can do and be all the things while still embracing your humanness.
If you’re a Black woman ready to throw the Strong Black Woman Trope back at all the people who are constantly throwing it at you, you’re in the right place at the right time because we want to fill this page with the beautiful faces of Black women daring to do strong differently and we would love for you to join the movement.
Welcome to Shades of Strong
Here’s where we’re showcasing and celebrating the strength, resilience and CONTINUAL EVOLUTION OF THE BLACK WOMAN. Shades of Strong is the sistahood that holds Black women accountable with love — accountable for how we see ourselves, treat ourselves, walk through the world, and how we allow others to treat us. Our strong comes in many shades, our bounce back game is unparalleled and we are brilliantly magical in a world that often seeks to silence us. We’re bringing all of that to the forefront by simply basking in the awesomeness that is the Black woman, and we would love to have you join on this life altering journey by being a part of the “MY STRONG IS” campaign.
Here’s to dancing to the beat of our own strong!
My strong is emotion. I am able to sit in both the dark and the light. I embrace what doesn’t always feel good.
My Strong is not being afraid to
let go of what no longer
My Strong is recognizing my worth
is not determined by what I do,
but who I am.
My Strong is no longer trying to hide how amazing, smart, bold and over the top I am in a world that praises compromise and complacency.
My Strong is my sensitivity.
I was created this way on purpose
It’s my superpower.
My Strong is learning
to accept all parts
of me unconditionally.
My Strong is knowing
my limits and
guarding my “yes”
My Strong is not “strong”
all the time and I’m okay with that.
I cry. I feel. I heal.
My Strong is standing up
in my vulnerability and knowing
that it’s not a weakness.
“My Strong Is” Feature
“… this is a trumped up image of the Strong Black Woman and I do think that is killing us emotionally and mentally because we become so afraid of falling short of this image, of this standard that society has set for us, that we’ve set for ourselves…”
My Strong is HONEST
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