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You know I am all about empowerment. Proctor & Gamble is now hosting a "My Black is Beautiful" campaign. The same titled show will run on BET on several dates. There is also a national tour, media dates and events.
Come on sistas, go to the following address and tell them why your Black is beautiful. Or, you can simply forward this email on to another sister, telling them why your Black is beautiful, in 1,400 words or less. To get the ball rolling, I have included my own beauty story! Pass it on and share. (include me on your emails, too. I want to read your stories, too! :))
Speaking at meetings at work for long periods of time was becoming crippling for me and I knew I had to do something about it. I went to my safe haven, Barnes & Noble, and rushed the self-help section in search of a public speaking book to help me get over my fear.
As I went through the exercises in the book on the weekends what I found was that I didn’t have a problem with public speaking. The problem was “the voice” I had crafted for at work situations was interfering with me speaking over a long period of time. You, see, as a youngster, without any prompting from anyone, I learned that the skill of inflecting my voice several levels higher seemed to make others (teachers, employers, interview subjects) more at ease with me. This inflected voice is far, far different from my natural husky intonation. Keeping up that higher range was affecting my natural breathing rhythm, causing my lungs to run out of gas.
The voice I had crafted to prove to others that I too was intelligent, kind and deserving of the same respect was either going to ruin my speaking abilities or I was going have to use my natural voice in order to speak clearly. My unnatural voice had become a tool, a vehicle to tell society, “Please don’t judge me by my skin color. Please look past my race to determine whether or not I am qualified to be where I am.”
I have now been using the voice God blessed me with for the last year. There will still be many other hurdles to jump. My only hope is that when I finish this race, I will complete it with who my parents raised me to be – Me. Being comfortable with myself from the inside out truly makes my Black beautiful.
~ Natasha Clark
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