The Daily Grind Video

In the world we live in we are constantly getting categorized against our own will. We’ve failed to believe such things such as, if you’re hair is silky and curly then you’re prettier than the girl with the natural afro. Or if you’re a boy who just so happens to like rocking timbs and champion hoodies with a durag and fitted cap then you’re too ‘hood.’

What we don’t realize is the fact that we have the ability to define ourselves.  We allow ourselves to get mad over others placing us under stereotypes yet we never fully speak up about how we feel. Instead we seek revenge on the people who have spoken the false statements in which we only know the truths about. Our names are only for identification purposes. ‘I am Damaris Lewis the model.’ is a totally different phrase than ‘Damaris Lewis is a model who..’ Occupation is NOT definition.  Who you are and what you do are two completely different things.


The way we carry ourselves also plays a huge aspect on how others view us.  I’ve had clients who have worked with me in the past decide to not work with me again. Why? My guess would be because instead of showing them who I was in the beginning I showed them who I thought they wanted me to be.

Be who you want to be, but because you’re striving to make yourself known as a person- not because everyone else is doing it. That action just gets you put under the category of a follower. And I don’t know about you but I like to lead. To sum everything I’ve stated in this entry up, your definition can not be found in a dictionary. It does not have to be one word and it does not always have to stay the same. YOU are the only one with the power to create it, and the only one with the power to change it.


-Damaris Lewis | follow me @damarislewis

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