The lovely host Daunea Foster of Girlie217.Com
Saturday, I was invited to speak on a panel at the Women’s Cultivation Forum about fashion, beauty, starting a business, and everything in between. The event was held in Ft.Lauderdale, FL at Studio 10. And it was nothing short of AMAZING! With it being my first speaking engagement, I can’t believe that I was not nervous like I thought I would be!
Titled the Women’s Cultivation Forum, it did just that: Cultivated those who attended to be better than they were before they came in. There were mimosas and plenty of girl talk to last for HOURS (so much so that we went over an hour and a half from when the event was meant to end). We talked about love, sex, marriage, divorce, fashion, style, make-up tips, and all things in-between!
At first, when I was asked to speak at this event I was terrified, and I felt super disqualified. Why would anyone want ME to speak about fashion? Am I equipped for this? And slowly but surely I realized it was nothing but the devil trying to deter me from MY destiny. I begin to think as a victOR and not a victIM and began to say to myself, ‘Why NOT me?’ I HAVE made great strides to be where I am today, and although I’m not where I want to be in my field it doesn’t mean that I won’t be there soon!
And how thankful am I that I did? If I didn’t, I probably would have been constantly bound to the ‘I’m not good enough’ thoughts that played in my head. Instead, I DID IT, and I was super proud of myself! I’ve increased the readers of my blog, and I even had people tell me that I need to be doing more speaking engagements. Yes, little ol’ me. I look forward to see it grow even larger next year! Thank you for having me, Daunea!
Catch a few images from the event below:
One of my supporters came out and I had a great time enjoying her company before the event began!
Making sure my make-up was on point on the way to the event (I did it myself) LOL!