Ayesha Curry is forging a path of her own.
The actress, author and television personality hosts her own show on the Food Network, Ayesha’s Homemade, and was recently named a spokesperson for CoverGirl.
Curry, who has two daughters — Riley and Ryan— with NBA star Stephen Curry, says her goal is not only to show women that they can do anything, but to create a legacy her daughters will remember.
“I think it’s important to be that strong woman and to follow your passions regardless of what your situation is,” Curry said in an interview with ESSENCE’s Yes, Girl! podcast.
She revealed that during her career she’s faced a lot of pushback about ideas, but says she knew things wouldn’t be easy.
“There’s going to be a million people that tell you ‘No’ when you’re starting out to do something. But, all you need is that one person to tell you ‘Yes’, who’s going to believe in you. But first, you need to believe in yourself.”
The mom says she hopes that her daughters will see her hard work, but also learn how to strike a balance between work and life.
“I think I’m telling them to make sure they maintain that balance in their life because accolades and being successful at your job is fantastic” the 28-year-old added. “But at the end of the day, when everything goes away, all you have is your family and all you have are those memories that you’ve built with your family and children. So, you have to make sure you keep that balance.”