This little nugget has recently come into my life about a year ago and things haven't been the same. All good things, of course! Honestly, she'll probably be shocked to read this because the dynamic of our friendship calls for me to be extremely mean to her, but it's all out of love. But I wanted to end Women's History Month with a bang! London embodies a carefree soul that still has a clear vision of who she is and what she wants. I aspire! What I love most about her is her passion towards her craft and her ability to love others (sometimes despite feeling like it is undeserving). She has changed my perception of strength in a Black woman. The funny thing is I believe life has also caused her to change that same perception for herself. And that's where her strength shines; in knowing that there are areas and room for growth, and taking the time to get those things in order.
She is THE definition of the strong friend! She's for anything all women, especially supporting black women. Very empowered, determined, encouraging. But sometimes, you have to be the strong friend for your strong friend. This is just the reminder that I know she needs to hear. *clears throat* You are all the things you try to instill in other women. You are smart, you are powerful. You are capable. You are loved and greatly appreciated. Thank you for being an amazing friend and an awesome human being! I can't wait to see all of what you become. You have such a bright life ahead of you. Continue to make strides towards your personal and professional growth, by any means necessary. And never forget, it is okay to do so selfishly because you are the most important person in your life.
As she continues to get her life together and focus more on her craft, we'll revisit her journey so all you lovely people can go support her work. Until then, let's leave words of encouragement for my dear friend!
(P.S. I styled/creatively directed this shoot!)