This might be a major sidebar as far as topics go, but perhaps not...
we have some amazing Queens ready to share their stories with you starting Monday so don't you fret! But we didn't want to leave you this weekend without a word unshared and in particular a word on INSECURITY... 💛 I think this is incredibly relatable in terms of why perhaps we don't want to support our sisters, that by uplifting and edifying someone else, we may also dim our one light...
To talk more about this is cofounder DevinMarie:
alrighty then....I'm just going to jump right into it...Post rape and sexual assault I was left feeling incredibly empty. Like I had a heart beat... but felt as empty and unworthy of anything good in my life. After all...this was my fault right? There are moments in my healing (speaking candidly here) like yesterday when I completely broke down. It started with a small seed that allowed to enter my mind, instead of pruning or removing my mental-garden, I let it stay there, be one with soil of my fertile mind and anything that I saw or heard that matched that seed only amplified it more. This seed, and lie from the enemy that "I was worthless," "unlovable" "unfriendable" "unwifeable"....(you get the picture) continued to grow and grow with me comparing myself to someone else, me being caught up in how successful, beautiful, someone else was. Me being caught up on my lack and NOT what I have to offer.
BUT TRUTH BE TOLD...I've survived a lot. A lot of pain both externally and self-afflicting. I want to be open enough to tell you Queens out there that you don't have to put on a brave face in front of God. That you can cry, you can fall to your knees but while you ARE THERE...PRAY. The projections of my victimized past showed its face yesterday, and I told myself this morning that no one's words or validation can get me through moments like these like my Heavenly Father can. So my message to you on today, that you don't have to fake fabulous. Some days, you just aren't feeling it, but don't you dare stop pressing. Don't you dare agree with those lies. I'm a little choked up as I write this because I had zero intentions of sharing this today. I was just going to wait to edifying another Queen come Monday for our September Support a Queen Series... but what kind of Queen would I be if I was not real. I want to be true to my messages and live them. So here I am living: unfiltered, unapologetic, but man am I WORTHY!! I am worthy of another chance, and loving your self means unconditionally, so I'll take my yesterday and love myself more today....
Press on Queen, remember these are only #moments so with all your might, please love yourself FORWARD. ---DevinMarie
Talk to you soon Kings and Queens!💕
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