Judgment of others is a natural characteristic for some of us. I’m sure we’ve all been in positions where we put ourselves on a pedestal overlooking the ones below. From thinking you have the better wardrobe, to having the nicer car, or even so-called “better hair”, we’ve all thought that we were better than someone else for whatever reason. The humbling thing however is that sometimes we are lucky enough to get a wakeup call. For me that wakeup call came one morning when once familiar sounds weren’t so familiar anymore. I’d traveled life sitting on my pedestal, chip on shoulder, thinking I was untouchable, then BAM, my whole life changes. In 2006, with no indication or warning, I completely loss my hearing. I had no idea where to even begin to cope. In the following years, I struggled with a gambit of things that were designed to break me. Clearly, they didn’t. Since my hearing loss has become a major part of my life, and I’ve learned over the years how to deal with it, I’ve channeled my emotions into an outlet for others to come to peace with their flaws and insecurities. I am now the founder of a women’s empowerment group called Women of Change. This group was designed to help other women who suffer from health issues or life changes, learn to cope day by day while building their self-esteem. This group was formed online where we now have over 2k members. The group consists of 5 Administrators Brandi, Sara, Malinda, Tameka, Lashaunda and me. No one can understand how a woman feels when a health issues that is out of her control takes over her life. I am here to say no matter what has tried to stop you, it’s not the end of the world. What broke you down, was supposed to teach you. WOC offers daily motivation, empowerment, as well as a host of other things to ensure that we as women continue on the path to greatness, wholeness, and empowerment.

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