My family came together to help me fill 60 bags, together my Little Miss Goodie Ambassadors got the job done!
Helping others can be the best thing to bring can be good for the soul. We laughed and talked while we worked; it was good to know my family was willing to take time off to support the GOODIEBag project
Each pink signature GOODIE Bag contained basic necessities that was packed with love , with the hope of making a positive difference for those living in poverty. …Be Inspired to GIVE!
My mom is a principal at Mott Hall Bridges Academy, in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Everyday on the news there are stories about violence and nothing positive for her scholars to share. Working together with Miss Michaela angela Davis, the girls came up with Be Cool. Be Kind. a pro-kindness campaign that empowers the youth to support each other instead of tearing each other down like they see on TV or in social media.
This year I sponsored the event by providing the sidewalk chalk that the girls used to write positive words and phrases that celebrate being “GOOD” and not a bully who is mean. I was extremely excited to meet CoCo and Breezy! My Auntie Sharifa told me about their story on Thanksgiving after we gave food to the homeless. I was upset about how people talked about my weight and she shared that she had been mentoring these young ladies who were unique and super talented. She told me that they were bullied as kids and liked wearing sunglasses as kids, which they now create and have turned into a company. I looked them up online and watched their YouTube videos and she was right! They had their own style and didn’t need any one telling them how fly they were, because they really are! (Stay tuned I’m going to work on getting an interview with them soon).
With a little over 100 girls, from 7 to 15, we were broken groups to take part in workshops with counselors to talk about leadership, love, family and what it means to Be Cool and Be Kind. It was really good and we all shared.
At the end of the day we went out for the ultimate playdate! Where we played double dutch (MY FAVORITE), basketball, and wrote positive quotes and words in celebration of being girls who just want to have fun.
Whether you are a girl or boy, you should it’s so important to love who you are and what makes you different. It’s not cool or kind to talk about people because of their race, weight, height, where they are from, religion, or how they dress. We all have things that make us different. Bullies BEWARE!!!! The person you hurt could one day be someone you need who will never forget how you treated them. It’s so much better to be nice to other than give the energy in being a HATER. Oh and cyberbullying is not cool and it is a crime. Use your talents for writing and make it into a career. ‘Spread Love it’s the GOODiE Way!”
confidence with sharing why Little Miss Goodie was created. I also explained how I learned from my mistakes of using social media without my mother’s permission.
After viewing a snippet of the Melissa Hariss-Perry Show on MSNBC the group and I discussed how images of black women are portrayed on social media and television. I shared the importance of social media and and how to set the standard to create a positive image online. The women gave me compliments and shared that I inspired them to follow their passion and to be mindful of the images that they put up today can affect them in the future.