Last week I had the honor of being a panelist at She. Hustles. It’s an empowering event bringing together business owners, entrepreneurs, artists, business-woman (and even a few men). Coco Papy, who I met a few years ago at a local leadership class is the Community Director at the Creative Coast, and is doing a phenomenal job ☺️ asked ME to participate. Geeked, understatement.
The event was held in two parts- an intentional network session and the panel discussion with local entrepreneurs.
Panel: Jennifer Abshire, Abshire PR ,Darby Caroline Cox, Smoke Cartel , Phe Banks, Heaven on Earth Apparel, Charisse Shontai (me), Charisse Styles, Tatiana Cabral Smith, Tatiana Cabral Smith Jewelry
There was such much love, laughter and realness in the room. Stories of growth, struggle and triumph. Obviously, my horsily laughing LOL. I’m convinced, everyone now knows…I’m a special kind of batty.
I had a few favorite moments, but freely telling my story and sharing my struggle and overcoming a fear of public speaking was …freeing. It was on my vision board to speak, and I can say mission started, especially when people can relate and emphathesize with your story + not judge you.
I met some new friends and shared with some solid friends. I did so good not crying until I saw millennial powerhouse, Shaunii. We shared an amazing empowering conversation last year that was very encouraging. Fast forward 6 months later to actually see those things happening. There was more than one full circle moment for me, but I want to encourage you to follow your wildest thoughts and face the facade of fears. Be the friend or mentor that pushes someone into their destiny. Surround yourself with believers, a community of empowering individuals and ONLY with positive people. Let these people water you and repeat by spreading your seeds everywhere! Until the next one!!!
Pics by: Dwashawn Scott