Who: Goal Digger Rants (GDR) is a platform created for what I describe as the in betweens. We have the Oprahs, Beyonces, Rihannas and then we have girls from BBW, LAHH and so on. The in betweens are the Michelle Obamas the girls/women who stayed focused. While they may not be first ladies, they went to school, they set goals, they continue to accomplish these goals and create awesome lives for themselves while understanding that nothing good comes easy. This is not the representation we see of minority girls in the media. What this lack of representation creates for little girls is a false sense of reality where all potential role models seem impossible and/or easy and glamorous. Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with aiming to be Oprah or Beyonce but my question is are you exposed to the steps you need to take to get there because Beyonce and Oprah built their business of self over the years and what we see now are results of that. GDR wants to shed light on the in betweens. Women like you and I who live normal lives and are often overlooked by the media.
What: GDR will interview minority women making their way in the world either through art, business, or corporate careers. We will talk about success stories and we will talk about struggles we face. We will also show different black people from around the world that we can find living beautiful lives impacting the lives of those around them in magical ways that you do not get to see anywhere.
Why: Minority lives are often overlooked and no one else can show the world how beautiful we are other than us. We have to create our truth and live in it confidently. We have to show those that are coming after us that fame does not equate success. Hard/smart work does. It is our duty to give our next generation something/people to look up to and change the rhetoric of minorities in the media.
11/24/2016 (Thanksgiving). As a people, we have a lot to be thankful for and as we begin to showcase all of it, the goal is to motivate, inspire and create positive change. Let’s live our lives intentionally setting goals and accomplishing them, spreading positivity and giving people hope that success is achievable. At the end of the day, I’m just a girl with a plan who will stop at nothing to accomplish my goals. If ambition and drive are transferable, I hope you get some of mine. Happy Thanksgiving and remember if you’re breathing, you have A LOT to be thankful for.