There was a time in my life when I was hiding. I didn't want my light to shine too bright or to overpower another person's light for fear of being judged. When I was younger, I was unaware of the realities of this world. I was truly liberated. I would do me no matter what anyone would say. As I got older, I got a dose of how cruel the world could be and how some girls/women project their own insecurities on other girls/women which in turn breeds jealousy. I slowly began to retreat into a secluded space that was comfortable for me. To avoid any scrutiny or hate, I tried my best to stay behind the scenes for a while but it eventually became difficult to do because my light just wouldn't stay hidden.
"If you haven't got it, you can't show it. If you have got it, you can't hide it." - Zora Neale Hurston
Since then I have awakened and evolved colorfully. I am actualizing my potential. I no longer try to suppress what God gave me, and I don't fear the consequences of becoming who I am truly meant to be. I realized that it's about being the best Sam possible and inspiring others to be their best.
So there you have it ladies and gents - my colorful evolution. I plan to continue evolving and rocking this life I have, and if that offends anyone then CHECK YO SELF!
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." - Marianne Williamson
Why are you holding back? Evolve!
In this post I'm wearing a ASOS crop top, a vintage Levis men's jacket that I found on etsy.com, the New Balance 410 sneakers (currently working on my collection) and some BDG Urban Outfitter jeans. I'm sort of a minimalist when it comes to fashion. I truly believe that less is more in most style situations. The woman definitely makes the clothes, the clothes do not make the woman. When in doubt, keep it simple.
- Samjah Iman