Embracing Our Dreams: Inspired by the release of Barbie – Upspoken

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Embracing Our Dreams: Inspired by the release of Barbie


As Black women, it’s essential for us to recognize that we have the right to dream and envision a future filled with endless possibilities.

We deserve to be unapologetically ambitious, imaginative and daring. We can step into spaces where we have been historically underrepresented and bring our brilliance to the forefront. We are pioneers, innovators and visionaries; our contributions to the world are limitless.

In a world where we are often made to question our worth and capabilities, dreaming and being imaginative isn’t always easy. However, our dreams are not bound by anyone else’s opinions of who we are or what our capabilities and potential amount to. Our imagination knows no boundaries, and we have the power to create realities that reflect our desires and aspirations.

Giving ourselves permission to dream, to be creative and to innovate are powerful acts of self-love and liberation. Embracing our dreams and imagination only enhances our ability to make profound impacts on our communities and the world at large. When we dream big, we can inspire others to do the same, fostering empowerment and encouraging positive change. These actions also can help us release ourselves from the expectations and limitations imposed on us, breaking away from the notion that we must conform to certain roles or paths. 

Keep dreaming, Upspoken community. Be imaginative. And know that your dreams are valid and worthy of pursuit.