Commentary: I Am a Fierce Black Woman

For ESSENCE's Fierce and Fabulous package, I had the honor of interviewing three beautiful and amazing women; supermodel and entrepreneur Iman, so popular that she doesn't need a surname; WNBA superstar and media darling Candace Parker; and DJ and Founder of Black Girls Rock, Beverly Bond. All three women, each from different generations, were extraordinarily humble and humbled to be included in ESSENCE's landmark issue. They were also forthcoming about the keys to their success, and its accompanying fierceness and fabulosity (yes, like Kimora). They had mothers who (like mine) told them they could be anything they wanted and they gained an unrelenting determination to do their best. And they did. That alone makes them (and their mamas) worthy of ESSENCE accolades... Here's what you had to say: Nalousha commented via Facebook: "Just being a sistah alone makes me fierce! But embracing the beauty God gave me, inside and out, and living life to the fullest." RaeShanda wrote via Facebook: "Even on my worst day I am fierce. I laugh, live and love hard everyday."
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