Women Authors Spotlight: Chimamanda Adichie

Americanah

 

If you haven’t noticed by now, March is Women’s Month. Yay! #Girlpower I’m highlighting a few of my favorite female authors over the remaining weeks. This week, I will begin with Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie.

I first stumbled upon this incredible author (I may lose some writer credibility admitting this) in Beyonce’s song, “Flawless.” In the song, there is  an excerpt of Adichie’s speech, “Why Everyone Should be a Feminist.” The words moved me, so much so, that I looked her up. The first book I read was, “Half of a Yellow Sun,” a love story surrounding the short lived nation of Biafran. I watched the movie too. The next book, my current read, is “Americanah.” This woman has a way with words, and a unique way of storytelling that I absolutely love. Plus, I appreciate an author, who knows how to create realistically flawed characters. I heard there is a movie in the works for this one too, and I can’t wait! If you haven’t checked her out yet, I suggest beginning with “Americanah.”

Are you familiar with this amazing woman’s work? Any suggestions on my next read from her?

Living in the Moment,

Ebby ♥


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Loving Me Daily Series: Be Flawless

Journey to Loving Me, Daily Series

A famous passage that I’m sure you’re familiar with, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate but we are powerful beyond measure.”  A few lines down is the part I want to highlight, “….We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.” Marianne Williamson

I loathed when people claim someone is too confident.

Yes, I know there are people in the world that are annoyingly into themselves and unduly conceited.

That’s not who I’m talking about. I’m talking about the people who know their worth, know who they are, know what they want and do not apologize or dumbed themselves down for it.

Being confidence isn’t a bad thing. It only becomes negative when you begin to treat others or believe others are in some way below you. In fact, I believe

it is important for a woman to enter a room and feel she is the most beautiful woman in the room.

She does not feel this because she is vainly comparing herself to other women. No, she feels this way because she knows who she is and that is what makes her beautiful. Zora Neele Hurston once said, “Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.” Imagine, if we could all be that confident in ourselves in a healthy, balanced way.

This week’s challenge, Be Flawless!

Take the time to look good for you! Do your hair and make up extra cute! Get dolled up for no reason!

Be Fabulous!

Be Flawless!!!!

Most importantly be YOU and do not apologize for it! Don’t forget to take that Selfie! #LovingMeDailyBeingFlawless. Make it public so I can tag you on the Facebook page.

 

Living in the Moment,

Ebby Lane

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