my truth

strong

my truth is relevant.

my truth is beautiful.

my truth may come with some pain.

but my truth spoken is healing.

my truth is acceptance.

my truth is authentic.

my truth is attacked by lies.

but my truth, still, chooses life.

my truth dances beneath blue skies and white clouds of hope; it soars.

my truth paints with vivid colors of emotion; it brightens my story.

my truth is quiet.

my truth roars…

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Seeing Beauty Amid Chaos

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God can use both stillness and chaos to shape his purpose for your life. He does not exist within the chaos, but he can use it for your good.

I can attest to the fact that sometimes life can throw you some unexpected curveballs. But one thing I’ve learned, and I’m still learning is that God is never through. Through every valley, every mountain top, thunderstorms and sunny skies, God is always working on your behalf.

When you’re in the midst of your storm

And calamity encircles the makings of your existence

Joy and peace may appear light years away

Frustration and fear attempting to smolder

What optimism was left within your soul

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I Am Not My Hair

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Today I am so grateful because I have reached a new level of self-love. Now, to some this may seem trivial and mediocre, minute to say the least. But for me, it is a milestone. I now truly understand that I no longer need to look to man to tell me what I should already know to be true for myself. I AM BEAUTIFUL!!! I actually feel it in my heart, a sense of proud, genuine self-validation; this overwhelming sensation of self-acceptance I have flowing through my body gives me chill-bumps – and it only took me chopping all of my hair off to get here. Continue reading

Afta’ while, I Fell Head-Over-Heals with Myself

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How does one see the beauty within when it is covered in filth? Covered in the dirt and grime of self-imposed doubts and lies inhaled at the mercy of low-self-esteem; suffocating the true beauty lying within. I’ll tell you how. One-day-at-a-time!

Grateful that I am not where I was, I still know that more work needs to be done. But, I.Am.Hopeful. I am confident in the growth taking place and excited for what my future holds. I am falling head-over-heals in love with ME – and oh what a feeling it is!

But I can see her. I see the insecure beauty hiding in women across the world. I see her potential being held down by hands of deceit and mendacity choking the life out of her existence. Years of accepting untruths have caused her to remain stuck. Wedged in-between a gap of “I’m not worthy” and “there has to be more”! She wants to fix what’s in the full length mirror, but…

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You See My Flaws, I See My Fortune

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I think the most important thing in life is self-love, because if you don’t have self-love, and respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how can you have an authentic relationship with anyone else? – Shailene Woodley 

I want to look in the mirror and feel great love and respect for the woman staring back into my brown eyes. All the days of my youth, I questioned my beauty. Value and self-worth were concepts foreign to my being.

Although I couldn’t see it at the time, I was always attempting to emulate the women I idolized. I wanted to exude their confidence, to depict their beauty. I wanted to capture the essence of what made these women beautiful in my Princess Jasmine, doe like eyes.

Whether it was courage, charisma, charm or confidence, I wanted to BE that Beauty other women so effortlessly displayed. Unable to fully embrace the unique and quirky characteristics that made me beautiful in my own way, I began my journey of blending in with the masquerade. I attempted to cover my face with the glitz and glam in an effort to mask who I really was.

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Crown me – I’m Royalty

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“…Straighten your crown

Beautiful

You are worthy

Don’t listen to the lies

Lurking behind the shadows of your fears

Unbend your neck

Head held high

Its time to step into your light

You are worthy, Beautiful

A Queen

Now straighten your crown”

 

I hope you enjoyed this excerpt from my poem. Crown yourself ladies!!! Its time that we stop giving into our fears and insecurities and recognize our value. Dont allow others to put your down to the point where you begin to question your royal status. There is royal blood flowing through your veins, pumping life into your very existence. Believe in yourself and pray for the courage to be the bold queen hiding on the inside. The one who desperately wants to be heard, to be seen.  Be that woman. Who cares if they talk or if they stare. As long as you are living out your potential with joy in your heart and a smile on your cheeks, thats all that matters. Straighten your crown ladies 🙂

Until Next Time

-S.

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