Wear the Crown


Principle No. 11:  Wear your crown by bringing your whole self into your work, sharing your passions, talents, and triumphs in a way that inspires others to persevere and wear their crowns. 

Yesterday I took my 7-yr old to Highline College’s Y.E.L.L.  (Young Educated Ladies Leading) Summit.  The keynote speaker for the event was Erin Jones, a candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Washington.  The venue was packed with women of all ethnicQueen and crownities and backgrounds all looking toward the stage and towards a future that holds the promise of both challenges and triumphs.  A look around the room was a statement in itself of embracing your culture, your hair texture, your ethnicity and your history without reservation.  Though she was much younger than the intended participant, I wanted my daughter to be part of that.  I wanted her to hear about how other young women persevered through…

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