I love that Degree Women® is Celebrating Unapologetically Strong Women! They asked if I would share a story about being unapologetically strong. I decided to share about my Great grandmother who taught me how to be a strong woman. She became a widow at the age of 30, she was left to raise her Eight Children by herself. While running a bed and breakfast,and providing for her family. Not once did she complain, she knew she had to do this for her family. She pushed forward in life to raise her children, provide for their education and still ran a business on her own.
As we all know back way when, women were not allowed to own their own business. Because of this she had to overcome alot of adversities. My great-grandmother was a very tough cookie, if you told her she couldn’t do something because she was a woman she would have proved you wrong on the spot! One thing that inspires me about her is she ran her own business and did all she did in life with a first grade education. She never finished school, didn’t even know how to read or write. Because of where’s she’s from The Dominican Republic women were taught that you stay in the kitchen and that’s your place, back around the 1920’s. (she was 100 something when she passed away) She learned how to read and write later in life when she was 60 years old. She taught her great-grandchildren that education is paramount and to never give up. I consider her to be unapologetically strong, she is one of my greatest inspirations. Because of all of this my mother instilled in me to be a fighter and to go for my dreams,never give up, if an obstacle comes my way learn how to strategize and not run from it. There is nothing wrong in being a strong woman!
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