I am fierce, I have been fierce, I will always be fierce. I am participating in a Clever Girls Collective Campaign called the Fierce Funds Traveling Blue Wig Project. I had so much fun wearing this blue wig. I am not being paid to do this. The Fierce Fund is a fund that encourages girls and women to be fierce and strong in their lives. This year the Fierce Fund will donate $20,000 to one nonprofit that empowers girls and women. But you will have to vote on your favorite cause. First, let me tell you about a time I was fierce.
I was that girl who quit high school in the 9th grade. I was that girl that lived in the projects. I was that girl who had 4 kids by the time I was 22. I was that girl who was physically abused by her boyfriend. I was that girl who finally got away.
I became that girl who grasped the opportunity to go to college. I became that girl that worked 50 hrs a week while taking up to 18 credit hours per semester (with 4 kids at home). I became that girl who graduated from college with honors in computer science. I became that girl that overcame it all. I became that girl who beat the odds.
I am that woman who turned her life around. I am that woman who gave a better life to her kids. I am that woman who is an entrepreneur. I am that woman who lives to inspire others. I am that woman who lets nothing stand in her way. I am that FIERCE woman, mom and wife.
You have a chance to select where the $20,000 grant from Fierce Fund will go. You can vote for CoachArt, Dress for Success or Girls Who Code. To vote go to The Clever Girls Collective Fierce Fund page and place your vote. It’s as easy as that!