We at #FlyBelles
are speechless & inspired! #FlyBellesAchieve #goals #mood
& behavior! 😲👏🏿❤️ “The term ‘King Woman,’ above all, shaped the direction of Mashonda’s curation. Drawing on the overt complexities of navigating womanhood, Mashonda defines what the show represents in her own terms: ‘Power and strength and vulnerability all wrapped up in one. I wanted to emulate what I would imagine the everyday modern woman to be, a humanist, someone that embodies female power, she’s also in touch with her masculinity and her femininity all at once. So she’s strong, but she’s soft and she’s honest, and she empowers other women and she empowers other women, and that’s what this show feels like.’ ... So here I am, this 32-year-old grown woman paying mortgage and interning at Global Grind [starting in 2013]. I knew that in order to learn what I needed to learn and create the connections that I needed I’d have to humble myself and put the work in and so I did just that,’ she said. ‘I sat in that office with like 18- to 22-year-olds, and I had no qualms about it because I knew that I was putting in the work.’ Mashonda’s earnest quest for knowledge paid off — and led her to unchartered territory. Through her work with LifeStyleHer, Mashonda realized she wanted to zero in on helping women in the art world, and thus, ArtLeadHer, a second platform, was born. But with this new territory, Mashonda again felt the need to educate herself in an unfamiliar field. She followed up her Global Grind internship with internships at art fairs before her artistic academic experience culminated while attending Christie’s Education, taking the time to study both stateside and across the pond in London through the program led by the famed art auction house. Mashonda then hit the ground running, both curating shows and representing female artists immediately following her final education endeavor.” Repost @mashondatifrere
Thank you for the love @bet
-if you’re up for a good read, one about resilience, womanhood, female empowerment and my journey in the art world, click on the link in Bio. #KINGWOMAN
I’m not here to play, I’m here to live with purpose.