As a black woman we have all been there you have either been in shop waiting to be served and there is no one else in the store and you can’t get anyone to acknowledge your existence. Or you are in the office in a meeting and come up with an idea or suggestion and it like you are not there and someone else says the same thing and everyone says what a great idea its is.
It’s like you are invisible, guess what even though you are black and you visually can’t be missed, there are those around us that will treat us as if we are invisible, because they are afraid of greatnesses and potential.
How do you combat this, you have to make yourself be seen and heard, that does not mean that you need to be loudest person in the room. However you need need to make your presence felt.
The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself.Beyonce, as told by Elle
If you have ever watched Oprah on her , Being Mary Jane , Scandal, Greys Anatomy some of these are just TV shows but they show a representation of black women that commands respects and that is sure of her abilities and worth.
Life hacks for Black Women to take off the cloak of invisibility
- Find a mentor that has respect of those you want to influence
- Be true to who you are
- Share your achievements
- Build a tribe- like in Girlfriends to be your support networking
- Never stop learning
- Be confident in your abilities
- Always be prepared
- Know your worth
- You bring a lot to the table
- Be confident
- Always carry yourself with your self possessed grace and dignity