Detroit Women’s Expo: Event Recap

Detroit Women’s Empowerment Expo 2015

Reblog from EGL,

Thousands of women convened at the Radio One Detroit’s 2nd Annual Women’s Empowerment Expo at the Cobo Center in Detroit, August 15, 2015. The event drew a large crowd of women looking to empower themselves and receive words of wisdom from keynote speaker Iyanla Vanzant. The expo was packed with plenty of morning and afternoon self help like; “How to Successfully Promote Your Business”, “Keeping the Relate in Your Relationship”, “Ask The Lawyers.” Event goers were spoiled for choice and enjoyed guest performances by Faith Evans and Dougie Fresh.

Iyanla Vazant was the highlight of the expo as she dropped some gems on event goers. Entrepreneurship is a journey. It is important to take the right steps to making sure your journey is fruitful.

Beauty is subjective.

Iyanla explains she often compared her beauty to everyone else. Being a dark-skinned woman with kinky hair was not part of society standards. Her self-consciousness drew from her comparison to other girls her age in her school. She had to make a decision to love herself and accept how she looked and find beauty in that.

  1. Every woman has a stage of beauty

We cannot continue in life without a pause. A 20 year old’s definition of beauty versus a 50 year old definition of beauty is vastly different. That is ok. Embracing your life in stages allows you to understand your worth through your experiences. Allow your wrinkles to set in, embrace your stretch marks, and love the rolls around your belly. Forgive! If you don’t, you will become bitter, and there’s nothing beautiful about being bitter.

  1. You matter

Women matter. Until you understand the value of you, you will never realize that you matter. You matter with your choice, your voice, your walk, your breath. There is beauty in being you. Express it. So rock your favorite lippy, walk with purpose and let the world know you matter.

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