Just like moons and like suns, with the certainty of tides, just like hopes springing high, still I'll rise. ~Maya Angelou
One thing I love about my Father's legacy is that he made an impact on his church, community, politics, and business. My mom and dad decided who they wanted to be. Both of them changed their names to suit how they wanted their family to engage the world.
I come as one but I stand as 10,000. I am a keeper of the legacy. I am not alone, I come from a long line of entrepreneurs. I bring Mom Sandlin and her daughters Ginny, Ruth & Eleanor with their stores in North Philadelphia and East Mt. Airy.
I bring my mother Eleanor with her skill with fine fabrics, cakes and pies. And I bring my father Jonas Ricks, who owned the first Black supermarket in Philadelphia.
I come as one, but I walk as 10,000.
Know your people, esteem your ancestors, honor and walk in the legacy that was handed down to you. And if there is no legacy, become the legacy for those coming after you. Walk with your head held high.
Stand as one but walk as 10,1000.
For any women on this blog, let's connect. Let's be a collective: a group that shares and are motivated by common interests and want to work together to achieve common objectives.
Our mission is to empower people to climb higher, connect deeper and emit a loving energy in the earth.