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.

Uncaping Unmasking, Unhiding  the Strong Black Syndrome

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!

Michelle Goodloe

My strong is emotion. I am able to sit in both the dark and the light. I embrace what doesn’t always feel good.

Amber Hubbard

My Strong is not being afraid to
let go of what no longer
serves me.

Michelle Goodloe

My Strong is recognizing my worth
is not determined by what I do,
but who I am.
G -Michelle

Ife Madzimoyo

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.

Lakeisha Carter

My Strong is my sensitivity.
I was created this way on purpose
It’s my superpower.

Ife Madzimoyo

My Strong is learning
to accept all parts
of me unconditionally.

Trezelle Morgain

My Strong is knowing
my limits and
guarding my “yes”

Angela Roulette

My Strong is not “strong”
all the time and I’m okay with that.
I cry. I feel. I heal.

Trezelle Morgain

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

 Chelsea Wallace 

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