COVERGIRL knows that #GirlsCan and is promoting the empowerment of women by encouraging them to break down barriers and turn "can't" into "can".
For the month of November, COVERGIRL is donating $50,000 to Dress for Success®, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.
There have been a few times in my life when I've had "can't" moments. I told myself I could not drive. I could not leave an abusive marriage. I could not give birth. I could not take pictures on the other side of the street.
These are just a few examples but there have been many times when I let fear stand in the way. Eventually, I took action and it turned out that I can and I did.
- I didn't obtain a drivers license at 16 like a lot of teenagers. I was afraid to drive and I failed the road test twice before actually getting my license at 22 years old.
- I walked away from an abusive relationship without knowing how I was going to to live without my spouse's income. I survived and life got so much better.
- I labored 27 hours with Violet and was exhausted. I lost focus and cried out several "I can'ts" and we all know I most certainly can. That was 4 years ago. Yikes!
- The other side of the street was a big deal for me. As a socially awkward person, the last thing I want is to be seen as weird (not in the cool way) so setting up the tripod and prancing around in front of it was quite scary for me. I did it though and I continued to do so many more times.
I remember these moments when my brain goes to that "can't" place and I know that I actually can do whatever it is I want to do.
I feel like a warrior and I feel empowered. I see my strength. I hear the words of Marianne Williamson.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”I wear sequins. I put on my bluest eyeshadow and a ton of mascara because I like it and because I can.
How do you turn your "can't" into "can"?
Tell me in the comments and you will be entered to win (1) $25 Walmart gift card courtesy of COVERGIRL to help you look your fabulous best while you're out there doing and turning "can't" into "can". For a limited time, you can find specially marked packs of COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara and Pro Mascara on the #GirlsCan display at your local Walmart.
Giveaway ends on November 23rd and the winner will be announced November 24th. Good Luck!
|MAKEUP Covergirl & Olay 2-in-1 foundation in Tawny - Covergirl shadow pots in Sapphire Flare - Covergirl Liquiline Blast in Blackfire - Covergirl Lip Perfection in Smitten|
UPDATE!!! THE WINNER IS K. ELIZABETH @ YUMMOMMY