Who are you?
Ask yourself that questions staring into the mirror.
Describe what you see…Five (5) Things You Should Say to Yourself
Inspired by Lolly Daskal Blog post I am Confident
- I Trust my Intuition
- I am Honest
- I am Courageous
- I am Trustworthy
- I am a person of Integrity
We all know the same famous line from The Help, “ You is kind, You is Smart, You is Important. Well, scratch that. We are all kind, smart, and important in our own little way. Ask yourself, what makes you unique? Without using the common words to describe yourself, what can you say about yourself? What do you value about yourself?
My name is Nadia Jalloh, I was named after my grandmother, and a nurse that helped deliver me. The name Nadia means “hope.” In Arabic, Nadiyyah means “tender”, “delicate” or “the calling”. Urban dictionary would describe me as a beautiful, sweet, kind, loving girl who is all about peace. Nadia wants everyone happy, sounds accurate… I am the Founder and Creative Director behind Attitude. “Attitude” motto is to “Invest in yourself, and Embrace your Uniqueness!.
“There is a limited box that we are put in, and if we live by that limited definition, we miss out on a lot of who we are. But it takes taking the time to know who you are to be able to deal with the onslaught of negative messages that you’re bound to get. So for me, I came into this with a pretty clear sense of myself. And some of that comes with age. Some of that comes with experience.”
As I make the transition to adulthood, I have only one question, “Who is Nadia?” Over the years I’ve been doing some self-discovery.. Just like anybody, I have had some trials and errors in my life, but I’ve met some amazing people, and I continue to learn from whatever source I can. I love how things present themselves in my life. I appreciate every bit of energy flowing in the essence of who I’m becoming.
“She remembered who she was and the game changed.” – Lalah Deliah
What I see when I look in the mirror:
I am African.
Despite the many labels and identities in the world imposed on me, before I knew I was black, I knew I was Fula.
What does it mean to be Fula? Culture came first before the color of my skin. My confidence and beauty come from my culture.
I value my values.
I am strong.
Images by: Eze Ebiringa
Who are you? Don’t die a copy.