Month: October 2017

The woman behind her hair! #IamHER

Many can attest to this, but growing up in a culturally, very traditional family (Haitian descent to be exact), can mean one of many things – do not cut your hair. Many people view hair as a special significance to a woman’s beauty…etc.

No wonder it never caught my attention to ever cut my hair unless I was cutting my ends. Lately, the thrill that boils within me when I see a woman take the initiative and courage to transition from what they were so familiar with, to do the BIG CHOP, has blown my mind. What captivated me most and reckoned my deepest interest was seeing those same women embrace their beauty indefinitely, without the additional essentials.

Honestly, I have been asked numerous times on many different occasions, “Wid, when are you going natural?” or, “Wid, you should get a nice pixie cut?”…etc. And my answer has always been the same, “Not now, not ever! It’s just not for me.” As time went by, I’ve been itching to try something new, different, outside of my comfort zone and a little edgy. So of course, I began to explore, research, and consider the thing I’ve repeatedly said to myself I would not do – and that is to cut the little hair that I’ve been trying to grow for years, lol. (And I mean yeaaarrrsss).

And I must say, I feel FREE, unrestricted to the norms, exhilarated that I stepped out and tried something outside of my shell.
So, I challenge you – women of all nationalities, ethnicity, background, who are accustomed to a certain type of style in order to play it safe, to do something new, not too extreme, but a bit dramatic that even shocks YOU. And it doesn’t have to be cutting your hair, it could be something simple from changing your wardrobe to something more eccentric, or rocking a bright color lipstick, to trying a different restaurant… anything that challenges you to step out of what you’re used to doing.

Also if you’re in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale, Miramar, Hialeah area…etc. looking for a professional photographer or videographer look no further – Mike Bienaime has been my photographer since day 1 when I started blogging.  He’s a visionary, he’s smart, creative, talented, patient, and finds the dopest spot for any look you wish to ignite. Click here to see more of his work and for inquiries.

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God, Myself, & I

I had the most exhilarating feeling when I was asked to be a panelist for GEM’s (God Empowers Me) first event. It felt like yesterday when I wondered aloud, wrote in my journal about having speaking engagements, panelist…etc. with opportunities to share my story. God blew my mind away when he presented me with my first opportunity. But the thought of speaking in front of people terrified me. Dry mouth, sweaty hands, breathlessness and trembling, those were just a few symptoms to describe my state of mind and place, as the days drew closer and closer to the event.

I’d go back and forth in my head, asking myself, what do I have to share? In the midst of entertaining such thoughts, God interrupted me and said, “Never underestimate your story!” Hearing those words encouraged me and it took me back to a place of God, myself, and I. It was as if God was saying to me, “Widny, don’t forget the tears you’ve cried, the heartbreak you’ve experienced, the disappointments and shame in the midst of a confused season in your life. I came through for you; in a rushing wind to comfort you, heal you and grow you for such a time as this.”

I am thankful for my best-friend, Yariana, who is a Spirit-led woman and responded to the assignment God had given her. God, Empowers, Me,(G.E.M) was a vision and dream God gave her three years ago, and of course, with God-dreams there come trials and tribulation…but as she persevered and trusted in God to overcome her challenges, something deeper was able to birth through her. On October 7th, 2017 there was a taste of the beginning of something new. I am thankful for all of our friends who came together to support the dream and be a helping hand and be vessels to be an answer to someone’s prayer.

I say all this to say, ‘God is willing to use anyone with an open heart.’ Too many people are counting on you and I to be obedient and to say YES to the assignment God has for us. Saying yes to God is seeing someone else gets healed, delivered, strengthened and knowing Christ.

Be sure to check out some of the most amazing, talented, anointed individuals who have invested their time and talent, and made it their mission to put this event together. If you are looking for people to do business and collaborate with you, look no further. Be sure to click on the names below for more info.

 Founder of G.E.M (God, Empowers, Me)

Yariana Abreu

Guest Speaker 

Adrianna Smith

Spoken Word

Alisha Scott

Videographer

Mike Bienaime

Photographer 

David Samuel

Worship

Keyandra Wallace  and Jessica Garcia

Panelist

Dozie EzemmaAlexandria MarieLuis PonceWidny Lherisson and Yariana Abreu

Dancers

Tivaughn and Alexandria Marie

Host

Nicole Tiovanni

Administrative Assistant and supporter

Ruth Thomassaint and Kareem a.k.a cousin

 

 

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