Good day beautiful people! My name is Shardae Triumphant Joseph, and this is my first introductory post introducing me to you. Welcome to Liprouge and Resilience, a lifestyle blog about holistic practices, beauty and overall well being. I created this blog with the purpose of helping and connecting with others with the same vision and mindset of introspection that leads to outward beauty. My reasoning behind naming this blog is because lip rouge is a lipstick you wear to feel beautiful and confident. As we women feel whenever we wear that crimson red or hot purple! Huh? You know what I’m sayin’ and resilience represents defeating obstacles and overcoming. We are a sexy force to be reckoned with! Lol I just want women and just individuals in general just to know better and do better.
A little bit more about me. I am from Brick City, 973 aka Newark, NJ. Born to 2 Corporate job working parents. My mom from Virginia and my dad from Trinadad and Tobago. I grew up in ballet school with pointe shoes then moved on to African dance and then praise, contemporary and flag dancing as I got older. I also used to sing in my church choir and fun fact about me! I made it through the preliminary rounds for the Simon Cowell show, The X Factor. That was a fun and reflective experience. Later on, I also danced for a few saturdays at Al Sharpton’s NAN in Harlem and at his convention. My mom was my manager for most of these events throughout my life. She was also a life coach and holistic practitioner to an extent. She was always reading and digesting. She later passed, and I miss her everyday. She taught me resilience.
We all come from a barbell birth. As soon as we are born, we have 3-4 strikes against us. Either voluntarily or by societies standards and cultures. A barbell if attached symbolically to our feet, our feet that helps us stand tall, weighs us down but if we use that barbell, that negative thought, whatever it is, and use it to build our mental muscle capacity then we win, everytime.
I look forward to more conversations!
Shardae T. Joseph
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