Tayo O.

Tayo O.

     @Taytizzlee | 23 | Baltimore, MD

    @Taytizzlee | 23 | Baltimore, MD


What has been your journey to becoming a confident woman?

My journey to self-confidence has not yet been complete I am still a work in progress and I'm not ashamed to say that. I have never been confident in myself because I was always the biggest out of all of my girlfriends; I've always been that "big for your age" kid. In high school my insecurity got the best of me but once I came to college and I got more involved on campus and joined my amazing sorority I found myself breaking out of my shell. I guess you could say my newfound confidence has come from learning that other people look up to me and depend on me. Self-care is very important because of that I now I carry myself differently; I hold myself to a certain standard and I refuse to be complacent or let anyone make me feel less than I am. I'm not pretty for a big girl I just do what I want because I'm poppin!

 

 

 

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                -Ghandi

What are some challenges you face trying to be confident?

Of course my confidence is stilldeveloping. I still have issues when certain things I want to wear don't fit how I want. I wish that people would speak to me before they judged me or just stare at me like something is weird about me. Then I remember that if they don't want to speak to me now and they rather speak me if I was smaller then they don't need to be in my life because at the end of the day I am a great person and I am going to be the woman God has destined me to be no matter how I look!


What advice do you have for other women?

Advice I could give other women is to surround yourself with positive people! Surround yourself with smart, beautiful, educated women who do not put each other down but instead build each other up. They say you are what you eat but I say you are the company that you keep! So with that being said positivity is the key to a prosperous life. Never apologize for just being you!