I AM...

The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God - if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That’s what I think.
— Maya Angelou

Let's get a few things straight, and talk about who I am not.

I am not perfect, nor am I trying to be. Reaching for the unattainable wastes energy for what I actually can do.

I am not bitter. Ugly situations and nasty people cause me to be angry, but I will not bury that seed so it becomes a root.

I am not stupid. I see you. I may not respond, I may choose to forgive, or I may just let it go, but that does not mean you played me.

I am not your vision of what a woman should be, how she should behave, or what she should tolerate.

I AM...

An incubator of life, whatever I nurture will grow

A mouthpiece of the Creator's heart, I speak life into dead situations

A generator of creativity, without limits

More than a conquerer, I blaze past surviving and hurdle over obstacles

A sensual being who understands and loves her body

An intellectual, I solve problems, challenge myths and investigate everything

The essence of love with patience, kindness, ego in check and always giving the benefit of the doubt

I am...beautiful

I would love to see your I AM statements! Post them on them on Instagram and tag @soul_sayers or visit our FB page or the Community Group on FB. Who are you? We want to know!

Deanna Causey