Can We Really Have it All?

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When Nissan and Glam asked me to write a post on the topic of “having it all” with inspiration from African American women go-getters, I jumped at the chance.

If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen my rant about these new “makeover shows” starring African American women which are basically a big old joke. There is a lot of content out there that, to me, perpetuates stereotypes and fails to inspire the next generation of black female leaders. That is why I find it refreshing to see women of color doing big things are inspiration all women.

From powerful black women dominating mainstream TV (How to Get Away with Murder, Scandal), to powerful African American stylists (June Ambrose), and super-talented interior designers (Cathy Hobbs) – I am even more inspired to “have it all.”

Cathy Hobbs Haute Havens video

What does having it all mean to me? It means living the life you were destined to live without worrying about seeking the approval of others. It means being on a mission and not letting anything or anyone stop you. For me this involves continuing to make my clients look and feel like their best selves through my Personal Styling business. It also means inspiring and educating the next generation of stylists at my fashion school, School of Style.

What does having it all mean to you?

My Haute Havens video

With its stylish looks and premium interior, the Nissan Altima is just as much as an individual as you are. Not fitting into one mold is what makes the Nissan Altima not only unique, but very exciting!


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Nissan via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nissan.

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