This is the first week  I have taken Confidence and Creativity “out there”,  sharing my concept of combining my  passion for working with girls on building their self-esteem and tapping into their creativity (which they all have by the way).  I can say the response has been really positive and I look forward to the 1st group getting together in August (date still to be confirmed)
I met a lovely woman who was so supportive about confidence building with girls and really got why I was so passionate about my work. We had a conversation about supporting confident girls who were starting to view their confidence as a problem, and how girls are often not encouraged to aim higher than the traditional role for girls and young women. A beautiful child who is told because of this beauty she could be a model, should also know that this is only one of her options, she also has a brain (a scientist maybe??) and a personality (support for the vulnerable maybe ??) . There should be no limit to her goals in life if she is willing to work hard and show commitment.  
I met Joanne on Tuesday and that night she had gone home in search of a poem she wanted me to read.  On Wednesday morning she handed me this;

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous

Actually, who are you not to be

You are a child of god

Your playing small does not serve the world

There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that people wont feel insecure around you

We are all meant to shine, as children do

We are born to make manifest the glory of god that is within us

It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone

And as we let our own light shine; we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.


                                    (a return to love – Marianne Williamson)

  Thank you to Joanne for the poem and for your enthusiasm and support for Confidence and Creativity

               “always remember to be YOUnique”