Welcome to the Mafia
A personal post:
To all of my friends, I’ve written and re-written this a million times. For those of you that know me through music, you are aware that 2020 put a screeching halt to my international music tours and trips. While the first half of the year brought uncertainty, tears, financial loss, and disappointment for me and all of the artists, God had a plan.
With the cancelation of so many events, came time and clarity. Through the years, I’ve talked to many of you about my obsession with girls and women supporting each other. I would not call myself a feminist in any way. There have been times in my life that I could have used being a woman as my reason or excuse, but chose to use it as a strength to get the job done. I’ve encountered all of the issues that other girls and women have…bullying, discrimination, juggling motherhood and a career, but always chose not to talk about it publicly. I’m not sure that was a good thing, but that is just how I dealt with it. After dealing with pay discrimination on more than one occasion, it prompted me to find a way to purchase the company I was working for or start one of my own. Maybe that sounds like I had a fat bank account making it an easy option, but that was not the case. I'll admit, “I made a deal with the devil” to get some of those transactions done and not all them worked out in the end. I’ve lived a life of taking risks, but I own my failures and have the privilege of owning my successes.
So, in the midst of this 2020 wake-up call, I decided to pursue my dream with the help of some other amazing women. We will be launching “My Girl Mafia” in the coming weeks. I hope that you will join me in the beginning of this venture as we have so many ideas to process and are gathering content at lightning speed. Please, add us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@MyGirlMafia). We will be sharing our stories, relevant news and ideas with you and would love to have you join in the fun and fellowship. Your ideas are welcome, your comments are appreciated, and your participation is truly a gift.
A side note to my Man friends: I know this may not seem relevant to you, but I know every one of you have a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, or aunt that we could show some love, so please share.
Thank you all in advance. I’m adding our mission statement below. I’m pretty proud of it!
My Girl Mafia is a platform focused on uniting and empowering women of all ages to share advice, offer support and form lasting friendships that build confidence and instill peace that comes with having a strong tribe of women to rely on.
We’ve come a long way, baby, but women still have a ways to go in the fight for workplace equality and the inner battle that often comes with being a wife, mother and career woman.
My Girl Mafia is a sisterhood of females that strive to empower girls and women in every aspect of their lives. We want to bridge the generational gap between young and old and establish meaningful connections that cultivate new and lasting friendships.
Because let’s face it, life is full of beauty, but there are those not-so-pretty moments when we all need that extra support.
That’s where My Girl Mafia comes in.
We will provide relevant content to women of all ages, offer an annual girls-only trip to a tropical paradise and raise money for scholarships and other ways to assist girls and women.
When it comes to friendship, it is Jess Johnston who perhaps said it best: “The highest honor of friendship is messy and dingy and real. It’s in unfiltered photos of laughing so hard your double chin is showing. It’s loving each other’s babies and holding each other while you ugly cry.”
So, here’s to getting messy and real.
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of women across the world. #MyGirlMafia