Why am I speaking specifically to Black women?
As a Black woman, I have struggled with accepting that I can be successful.
Psychologically, Black women have a lot less images to support being beautiful, successful, and powerful in society. Black women are either perceived as an exotic, sexually enticing object, or as unable to enjoy a common quality of life due to the “struggle” or being angry.
Even when conducting a simple Google search, the lack of images of Black women enjoying daily life is staggering. You’re more likely to pull up a white woman dressed in black, a black silhouette of a white woman, or black women from decades ago.
There have been experiments conducted with black children, boys and girls, that compared white dolls with black dolls. These experiments show that black children have a poor image of their own race as these children go on to describe the black female dolls as ugly, bad and unappealing.
Change is inevitable.
There is a Black woman in the white house.
This means that times are slowly but surely changing, but it does not mean that the overall perception of black women has changed. It is important to me that we continue to change what we have seen as a psychological norm.
Who will my daughter look up to if the images depicting women just like her are not creating value and worth in her?
Have you ever felt inspired and motivated to accomplish something outside of the box, only to become overwhelmed by feelings of self-doubt, inadequacy, a lack of self-confidence and/or self-esteem? Have you ever allowed those feelings to stop you in your tracks?
I felt the inaccessibility of opportunity in my life. Sometimes those feelings were self-imposed, stemming from deep inside of my being – feelings of unworthiness and inadequacy. Sometimes these feelings were external – feeling unwelcome in a particular place or not feeling included.
If you have never felt that opportunity could be inaccessible to you, either internally or externally, then this blog may not be for you. If you need to know that entrepreneurship is accessible, despite your feelings or the words and actions of others, then you have found the right place.
I am here to encourage you.
If you’re anything like me, you’re wondering how you can make your entrepreneur business profitable and how to keep it that way.
I overcame many challenges in my life, allowing me to became a working millionaire in investment real estate, a best-selling author, and I have created an amazing network of fellow business owners to encourage and support me.
These tips and tricks will allow you to strategize your success and present resources and tools that you can use to bridge the gap in your business efforts between success and struggle.
What brought you to this blog? What are you hoping to see?
I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have any questions about becoming a successful black woman entrepreneur, or you have your own review about what it is like to seek success as a black woman entrepreneur and a mom, leave a comment for me on this page.