Category Archives: Inspiring figures

“People get scared when you try to do something, especially when it looks like you’re succeeding. People do not get scared when you’re failing. It calms them.
… but when you’re winning it makes them feel like they’re losing, or worse yet, that maybe they should’ve tried to something too but now it’s too late. And since they didn’t, they want to stop you.
You can’t let them.”
– Mindy Kaling, Why Not Me?

Don’t let them stop you

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Yasss Serena! – Congrats on Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year

Of all of the prominent African-American women making great strides in the public spotlight, I look up to Shonda Rhimes, Oprah Winfrey, and Serena Williams the most.

Their accomplishments are so unbelievably amazing and truly inspire me to expect more of myself. Being a minority in both race and gender poses its own challenges, yet these women have looked those challenges in the face and charged forward fearlessly. Past the public-inflicted and self-inflicted doubts and into ground-breaking success!

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