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“What’s In Your Bag?” Feature
The contents of a woman’s bag can tell you a lot about her personality and the type of life she leads. I recently had the opportunity to unveil some of the items that live inside my bag for ImperfectConcepts.com as part of their “What’s In Your Bag?” series. In addition to sharing the things I carry around from day-to-day, I also got to chat it up about everything from vulnerability to my favorite reads. Here’s a quick snippet from the interview:
Imperfect Concepts: What’s your biggest accomplishment?
Renae: On a personal level, my biggest accomplishment to date has been embracing vulnerability. In order to be vulnerable, you have to be okay with all of you because it’s not just about showing the parts that are shiny, pretty and fun. It’s about revealing what you deny or keep hidden from other people. By revealing our authentic selves, we run the risk of being misunderstood, labeled or worst of all, rejected. Letting go of that fear is empowering because what makes us vulnerable is also what makes us beautiful.
Professionally, my biggest accomplishment has been leaving the comforts of my 9-5 job to launch my PR consultancy – Crush Media and my blog, In Her Shoes. Working for myself gives me the freedom to hand pick the clients I want to work with and the brands I represent. In Her Shoes is like the gift that keeps on giving. I’m truly inspired by each and every woman featured on the blog and by sharing their stories. These women serve as examples of the greatness that can be achieved when you focus on your goals. With so many undesirable images of black women in the media, I’m honored to have an opportunity to show the world that we are brilliant, multifaceted and unstoppable. The sky is NOT our limit.
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