Have you ever had a dream or goal that you wanted to achieve but you quit because people didn't believe in you? Have you ever been discouraged from being you? Guess what? You are not the only one! Girl's all across the globe are being teased and discouraged because they are different. But don't let that stop you! I can't begin to tell you how many people did not believe in me or told me that I didn't "fit in." I am so glad I don't fit in and I am so glad I did not listen to any of their negative words! I am here to stay baby! I don't fit and that's perfectly fine with me!
If would have quit I would not be here today sharing the great time I had over the weekend... it was AWESOME! Not only was I able to celebrate Mother’s Day with my mom but I was able to do something that I love to do! Can you guess?... MODEL! I had a photo shoot with thee one and only Brittnee B (our Creative Director of WYC)! AND ON TOP OF THAT! I was able to bring along with me, one of my mentee’s… LaDonna! You might remember her! She wrote a post for WYC a few months ago. ANYWHOO! This was LaDonna’s very first photo shoot and I can guarantee you it will not be her last! You see, what made this photo shoot special was the fact that LaDonna was doing something she had always wanted to do. She was poking out of her shell and starting to WEAR HER CONFIDENCE! For years she has always wanted to model, but being teased at a young age because of burn scars on her legs and vitiligo on her face; her hopes of pursuing modeling quickly faded and she never tried.
UNTIL NOW! I invited LaDonna to the shoot. As I was preparing I asked her if she wanted her makeup done, but she was quick to tell me, no, and that she wanted to be as natural as possible. When she arrived, she had a big smile on her face she was ready to roll. I first took a few pics on my own and then I let her loose to do her own thing. I’m not going to lie but I was really impressed. Every now and then I would poke my head over AWALL’s shoulders (the photographer) to see how she was doing and what she was doing, but she needed little direction. I am so excited to see where the road leads for LaDonna! The pictures came out great!
LaDonna is truly an inspiration to girls worldwide! She turned off the negative voices and turned on her confidence! If she can do it, you can too!
With that being said, what is holding you back from doing what you love? Were teased and picked on? Were people mean and unsupportive? Let me tell you something! No one can stop you from achieving your dreams but you! Let people talk all they want, just do not allow their negative words to replay in your head, over and over. Kill that negative noise and start being positive! Believe in yourself! Believe in your abilities! Remember that you are beautiful! You are courageous! You are brave! You are confident!! Never forget it!
Don't forget your confidence!
Special shout out to our bomb photographer AWALL! He is a beast behind the camera!
Take a look at the pics! See for yourself! How do you think we did?
Behind the scenes fun! It was really hot that day!
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