Hi! So glad you stopped by. If you’re here then you are in for a treat!
The Resilient Woman series has been a joy and encouragement. Each interviewee has been fabulous. Their authentic interviews are uplifting and motivating, instilling in the reader a variety of emotions from empathy to self-awareness to empowerment. If you have not read as yet, I encourage you to do so.
This weeks guest is Alanna Paige! She is a determined mother who promotes the vegan lifestyle. Although tough at times persuading the young ones to this lifestyle she continues on, being an example. She enjoys cooking and finds it therapeutic. I personally see this when I visit her Instagram page. One thought…mouth-watering.
Being an introvert, She also loves meeting and chilling with others who’ve adopted the vegan lifestyle.
So Paige, thanks again for being apart of the Resilient Woman series. My first question…
TWH-What is your definition of a Resilient Woman?
A strong woman is someone who can take care of herself despite how others feel. She’s able to put herself first because she knows she isn’t good to anyone if she isn’t taking care of herself. She has to be kind and patient. She has grace and knows when to walk away from a situation.
TWH-Could you name a few situations that highlight or showcase the Resilient Women in action?
Myself! I was going through a rough divorce and my ex-was just so cruel. I was a stay at home mother so it was very hard for me to wrap my head around being the sole provider for my son. I snapped out of it and went to school to become a nurse assistant. I worked during the day while my son was at school, I took classes online and just did what I had to do.
TWH-What barriers if any may a Resilient Women encounter?
I think one of the main things women deal with is stereotypes. Assuming that we can or can’t do something because we are women. I used to hate when people would assume I can’t accomplish something because I had children. No! Its possible to have kids and still be successful. Its hard, but it is very possible. Another issue I have is when people assume you aren’t being a good mother because you also have a career. I’m not going to even begin to comment on that.
TWH-Is society recognizing the Resilient Women today and if so how?
In my opinion, not enough. I feel at the end of the day we still have to fight for too many things. We aren’t respected enough.
TWH-Who is your example of a strong woman? If more, its ok to share that too.
Phylicia Rashad is amazing in every single way!
TWH-Do you feel there are limits to being a strong woman?
No. There is never a limit and because of that, we are strong women.
TWH-If you could help guide someone to being a strong woman how would you help them?
I would have them focus on themselves. It’s so important to make sure that you’re being taken care of. We all fall victim to putting others before ourselves. We can’t do that anymore. We put our children before ourselves, our spouses before ourselves, It is never-ending. I would help them grow and become the best version of themselves. Once they are able to do that; they will be invincible.
Well said, Paige! I understand about having to deal with stereotypes and being pre-evaluated based on a situation. Wonderful testament! Thank you again for sharing your thoughts!
There you go, folks! Here we have another example of courage, tenacity, and perseverance in the face of life’s challenges. my hope is that you have been encouraged to press on.
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