Once you’ve settled on a shade, New York City colorist Aura Friedman, whose clients include everyone from Carolyn Murphy to Caroline Polachek and Sky Ferreira, says the only rule for dyeing your eyebrows is to match warm tones with warm tones, cool with cool. That, and be prepared to return to the salon at least once every four weeks.
It seems like just yesterday that a couple of days back a friend shared how they have toned down their dressing and speech to fit in to their workplace – which is a western business setup.This conversation sparked the inspiration for this writing.
“Wish you all a great start. A year of liberation…because it is only when we bring our true selves to the spaces we navigate in – that we can walk into the highest possible levels of success and performance.”
As some of you might already know, podcasts are a love language for me, so if you like podcasts – here is one that links to helping you answer questions on identity – some questions we all have at some point in time “identity”; “why am I here?” ; “who am I really”” Podcast is available as deeper conversations with Clare Rudo
It is liberating to yourself to be you – whatever that means – to fully step into the core of your personality—and develop that without losing sight of who you are becoming.
.With my friend, we both realised; how we have navigated in spaces that make us step out of our true self sometimes.
I have done that – tried to fit in.
It didn’t serve me nor the people I worked with.
In fact, leaning in to who you truly are and leveraging on your unique elements is exactly what will position you in the spaces you navigate. It also allows you to walk into your full power – your purpose – which is personal and individual to each one of us.
The aha moment, the experience that changed everything for me – came from working in spaces where everyone I met didn’t look like me nor think like me – it was liberating to be able to simply be myself.
To see that delivering more value to my team, peers and general circles – was transformative.
It is liberating to allow yourself to be you – whatever that means – to fully step into the core of your personality and develop that.
It is the intentional expression of self.
Normalising & validating experiences.
For me, the greatest gift – is being able to reconnect, reset and anchor in one of the things that is important to me: home #Africa.
Bringing that African experience wherever I go.
Its the humanity, the warmth, the values, the beauty, untold stories, the mindset…
In 2022, I hope you may :
- Take pride in discovering, learning and sharing your true self.
- Dare to rediscover, relearn, unlearn, undiscover – dare to greet the unknown.
- Allow yourself to feel, be liberated by expressing that.
- Create spaces that celebrate each unique elements we bring to the world without ranking any as inferior or superior to the other.
- Redefine normality and exotic – what is normal or exotic anyway?
re: Podcast Link :
The podcast dives into identity linked with purpose and passion : ” when you find something you love to do, that you are actually good at it , that people want to pay you for and that helps more that just yourself and also does something for you… you can find out more below on the link below:
Podcast featured: Deeper Conversations