#WCW – Rosa Parks

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Our WCW today is often regarded as the First Lady of the Civil Rights and mother of the freedom movement. Our WCW later became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation, thus her name will forever be mentioned within talk of Black History. Yes, the woman i’m referring to is none other than the late Rosa Parks.

I’m sure we’ve all been taught the story of Ms Parks and how her remaining seated, ironically stood bravely in the face of injustice and said ‘ enough is enough ‘.

Therefore, I’d like to highlight lessons that can be taken from the life and legacy of this great woman; and encourage you all to be people of courage, character and conviction.

Have the courage to act on your convictions.

Too many people are afraid to “ruffle feathers,” to speak up, to rock the boat, thus they allow life to continue by default. Don’t be one of those people. Now i’m not saying you should seek out confrontation or indifference, but don’t get stuck with safe! Follow through with your instinctual and authentic purpose.

One person can make a difference

Too many people believe they are powerless to have an impact on their own lives and the lives of those around them. Don’t be one of those people. Be the leader, the focused individual who forages new paths to fortune and freedom. Be the change you want to see.

The only tired I was, was tired of giving in

Don’t allow yourself to find comfort in mediocrity, in average interactions or simple minded duties. Always aim to exceed expectations, and let those expectations be your own ! Do not go with the flow, of an ever changing current made by others.

Until next time be good to yourselves, kind to others and above all GROW DAILY.

Written by Karen Sherise


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