Regina Hall brilliantly played Ryan Pierce in the movie Girls Trip. Girls Trip was released in 2017 but we can’t get enough of the countless hilarious and emotional scenes. One of the memorable emotional scenes was when Ryan Pierce used simple, powerful words of affirmation to regain her inner strength and calm. Everyone benefits from words of affirmation. Women and girls of color included. Why us? An excerpt from the Huff Post accurately nails how women and girls of color benefit from this habit.
“As a black woman, I feel as if I have to be more in tune with my humanness- I can’t just focus on my soul, … the constant degradation of black bodies, the continuous stream of micro-aggressions, and the same song being sung declaring we shall overcome- yet sometimes it feels like we haven’t gotten there yet, can take a toll on the human psyche and how one perceives oneself and dwells within this world. Speaking positive affirmations… can better your perception of self and better your self-esteem. The power behind this practice is the tongue”
“I am strong. I am powerful. I am beautiful.” These were Ryan Pierce’s words spoken in moments of doubt. She made millions by declaring publicly that “you can have it all“. Beneath this mantra laid sheets of insecurities, fear, doubt and anger. Thanks to her words of affirmation and her circles of sisters, she eventually found inner peace.
MOCCA Mums, what positive words and affirmations are we repeating to our awesome girls of color?
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