I am kind because…
I got tired of waiting for the world to be kind to me.
I decided, enough is enough!
Through my journey of self-love, I began to show up and be the person I would want to be around.
I decided to be patient and meet people where they are, not where the world thinks they should be.
I decided to get to know others, by being authentic, honest, and consistent; while also respecting boundaries.
I decided to listen actively because I know not only the loudest have something to say.
I decided to empower those who have lived in the shadows because I am just now coming into my light.
I decided to celebrate diversity and surround myself with those I may share something with, but with who I bond over our differences.
I decided that even though I have been hurt, I don’t want to hurt others.
I decided being alone is not because I’m unlovable…
Being alone is a transition, a time to heal, a time to find my voice, a time to find what I love about ME and accept what I don’t love about ME.
I decided I want to be that safe space I was looking for.
A place where I can be authentically Stephany and know I won’t be judged, hurt, humiliated…
I am all of my identities and that is beautiful!
Some of my identities: a woman, Afro-Latinx, Caribbean, Indigenous, Spanish, queer, empath, gentle, tough, feminist, spiritual, daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin, friend, co-worker, colleague, future mother, future partner in life…etc.