This community builder, master connector and compassionate woman will steal your heart. She’s down to earth, bubbly and has a wicked sense of adventure! She’s a true explorer, knows how to embrace ambiguity, and sees the possibilities in everything.
In 1950, at the age of 23, Althea Gibson stepped on the court at Forest Hills in New York to play in the US Nationals (the precursor to the US Open). When she did she became the first black player to do so. Gibson broke through the racist ceiling of US tennis through her hard work and her tenacity. But hard work alone didn’t get her there. She had assists from leaders in the black community and other allies.
If you’re reading this then you are one powerful and badass woman. You are righteous. You are strong. But chances are you’ve felt some ‘sleeve tugs’ more than a few times, and let them distract you from who you really are.
“Sleeve tugs” can either throw you into a spiral of self-doubt and anxiety, or have the power to re-center you in the present, if you let them. So what “sleeve tugs” are getting your attention?
Collaboration is a group of people working jointly to create something. Collaboration means more love, and less hate. It means growing together, instead of growing over. It means there is a place for everyone to work together to create change in the way we think. It means we are strongest when we are together.
This week's #wcw is Laura! She’s a Colorado native living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and loves the outdoors. She’s the founder of AdventureHER NC - building a safe space and a community of women who get outdoors, immerse themselves in nature and get hiking! Laura is one WCW you do not want to miss!