When I meet a woman and feel an instant connection, I consider it heaven sent. It doesn’t happen often, however, my heart is open for that possibility with every woman I meet. This is how I approached my meeting with Pamela.
We were connected together through our mutual friend Karen Small.
Be sure to check my conversation with Karen.
I had a good feeling about this conversation simply because Pamela’s activity on social media revealed to me a woman who is on the ball and up to a very big game in life.
Pamela is an author; she has just launched her first publication “Loving The Brothers”. When I first heard of this book, I felt an intuitive response to it.
My conversation with Pamela revealed a very passionate attempt to shine a spotlight on abuse and the impact it has on women, men, families and the black community.
A Celebration of Women Through Conversation has never been about beauty in the conventional sense. It was important to me to engage in conversation with women and actively look for and uncover the beauty in each woman I share time with.
With Pamela, I could see, feel and was inspired by her gentle, compassionate energy. At the same time, I also felt a powerful stand for correction - she doesn’t suffer fools or tolerate nonsense. She values connections with others; her authentic expression is particularly important because of the challenges woman, especially black women face in how they should present themselves.
Here is woman who fully embraces the beauty of being a Black Women.
Pamela’s beauty is worthy of celebration to me. It is the simple fact that she has a powerful consciousness about what being a Black Women means to her.
Hairstyle, clothing, a nod to her African Ancestors, mindset, attitude, a non compromising stand against confirming to stereotypically accepted attitudes about how a black woman must conduct herself in the arena of work and life.
Identity is critical to this conversation because how Pamela sees herself and chooses to express herself will have direct impact on how you then respond to her.
For me, I found her vibe truly enchanting. I had flashes of Wakanda and Black Panther going through my mind during our conversation.
I asked Pamela what does beauty mean to her?
“Beauty isn’t skin deep. You can look stunningly beautiful but how you treat yourself and other people tells me everything I need to know about you”.
That was her reply and I got her stand and her humanity in this moment.
Take a look at her photograph.
What do you see?
How do you feel about what you see?
I see confidence, approachability mixed with tender vulnerability which creates a feeling of........welcome to my world.
This is Pamela.....x