I am reinventing myself. There is nothing wrong with the current me but I love change (blame my sun sign Pisces which is a mutable sign). Let's just say that this reinvention is nothing new! In one year I went from a mermaid teal curly cut, to a black afro, to a lilac purple mohawk that showed off my head tattoo. If change is constant then I say prove it!
Reinventing myself aesthetically is a symbol of all of the change that I have experienced internally. No, I can't wear a "spiritual growth" gown or "self care" jeans but I can show you that I have changed with my hair or with new accessories. I can communicate that I am happy as a result of my personal development.
While I'd rather show than tell what I am reinventing, I can share what has inspired me. I am inspired by living in the city my entire life (DC & NYC). I am ignited by being a Black woman. I will sustain the way that I embrace our rich Black culture that has and continued to inspire the world. I am more than ever inspired by my voice that some have wished to silence, my light that the world has tried to dim and my opinion that is an authentic extension of myself.
Reinvention is like a grand opening of yourself to the world. It need not be impactful to anybody but you and gives you something to look forward to -- we surely need positive things to look forward to in the crazy world that we're livign in.
I challenge you to show the world in your very special way, that no matter what they may throw at you, the bad bitch within you lives on!