“Easter promises that what God does in the resurrection of Jesus is Gods intention for the entire creation.”
– James A. Harnish
Easter is a time of joy, rebirth and new beginnings. It’s a great spring festival to get creative and have fun with family and friends through meaningful activities such as Easter egg hunting, baking rice crispy Easter nests, colouring in the Easter bunny and many more.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is our faith and love.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
– Quotes by Mother Teresa
Who is Mother Teresa?
Mother Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu was born in Albania during the year 1910 with the birth name of Gonxha Agnes and grew up as an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun. Sadly Mother Teresa’s Father passed when she was only eight years old and even though her mother was now alone, she took on the roll as both Mother and Father, dedicating herself to Teresa and her three other siblings, raising them lovingly but firmly.
From a very young age Mother Teresa felt a great desire to help those in need, spread the love of God and give a lot of her time and compassion to charities. Mother Teresa was noted for her charity, unselfishness and courage.
Mother Teresa suffered several health problems during her last few years of life on earth, two heart attacks, pneumonia, malaria and a broken collarbone, all of which she bore patiently for the love of God and passed in the yea 1997 of heart failure. Mother Teresa lead a very holy life dedicated to God and was beatified in 2003 and canonised in 2016.
Why Mother Teresa Inspires Me – Marie, Marketing Officer at The Like Me CIC.
Mother Teresa suffered the trauma and loss of her father at such a young age, later on she underwent a very dark night of the soul where she experienced very deep feelings of detachment and separation from God, all hidden from the public eye, she suffered in silence. And despite her own suffering, she still whole heartedly dedicated herself to her work and mission on earth, to bring peace, love and the presence of God to everyone around her, even if she didn’t completely feel it herself. Mother Teresa never wanted anyone to feel the hurt and suffering that she felt.
I want women and girls of African descent and of colour to be able to not have to keep searching for stories about themselves.
I want to see women of African decent shine.
Why can’t black women on stage tell stories that can affect white men in the audience?
If my work is on the stage, you can be rested assured I’m going to make use of it as a platform for activism as much as possible.
– Quotes by Danai Gurira
Who is Danai Gurira?
Danai Gurira is a Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright. She was born in Grinnell, Iowa on February 14th if the year 1978 but resided in her parents native Zimbabwe from the age of five, then she returned to the united states to attend collage at age 18. She attended Macalester College where she studied social psychology and received an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
She is best known for her starring rolls As Michonne on AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead from the year 2012 to 2020. She starred as Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films Black Panther, Avengers Infinity war and Avengers Endgame during 2018 to 2019.
Danai also starred in many theatres, she is the playwright of the Broadway play Eclipsed, which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. Danai has won many awards over her time in the acting industry. She was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her Play, In The Continuum, which she also co-wrote and starred in.
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself
– COCO CHANEL
We are now in March, Women’s History Month, which is nationally known for celebrating women and spreading awareness on women’s history and independence. So this month we will be focusing on women’s rights and the women in history that have inspired us ladies here at The Like Me CIC. Stay tuned for this months weekly blogs all based upon powerful, inspiring women.
Keep reading to find out more about Women’s History Month and Women’s Independence Day.
“When you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is and not as you want them to be.”
Happy Valentines day to you all from us at The Like Me CIC.
We should spread love and show our love for others everyday, but the 14th of February is a special holiday, it’s the one day of the year that is solely dedicated to celebrating our love, especially for romantic partners.
Do you have a Valentine? If not, be your own Valentine this year. Buy yourself some flowers or a box of chocolate’s and enjoy a candle lit bath, or whatever makes you feel loved. If you do have a Valentine, whether that be a friend or your partner, make sure to celebrate them and show them how much they are loved by you.
Are you completely owning your power in life? One of the biggest resolutions we can make this coming year is to own our power! Read more to find out how you can step into your power!
Your Power Is Within You
To own our power we must, first and foremost, realise that it’s within us. Your power lies within you and you can choose to own it and exercise it as much as you want!
The moment we tell ourselves that our power has been taken away from us or that we’ve given it away, we immediately distance ourselves from owning it. Because it implies that we can’t access it, which isn’t true.
Women and girls have made their mark in the world throughout history and continue to do so. Despite facing various barriers, we persevere. From breaking boundaries and defying stereotypes to creating a powerful impact in the world, we have been pushing the envelope further and further. Everywhere you look around, you’ll find strong women who’re doing amazing things! Do we recognise them?
Here are a few examples of the inspirational women and girls who we look up to:
Do you feel upset when you think of all the distractions, despair & derailers that surround young girls today? Do you feel a sense of hopelessness? The Girls Like Me Conference which took place virtually on the 9th October was an inspirational, celebratory event which tackled the issues young girls face today. Inspiring, influential speakers shared their stories on how they fought through their struggles and rose above them!
Being a girl in the world we live in today can be challenging. We might find ourselves facing hurdles that we shouldn’t have to face. And the pitfalls of our digital generation can begin to weigh us down, causing feelings of hopelessness to fester. At such a time, it’s imperative to remember that you are not alone and you can equip yourself with the skills you need to better navigate your life & reach your full potential. You have it in you, just like countless other women & girls who you look up to, do.
The Girls Like Me Conference is happening this coming Saturday, 9th of October! It’s a one of a kind, inspirational day, organised to enlighten teen girls on the power & the pitfalls of our digital generation. Inviting all girls & their female guardians! Attend in-person at Marsh Farm Futures House or virtually from 1pm -5pm.
Meet Ayo Awotona: Program Facilitator & Keynote Speaker
Ayo Awotona is a renowned international public speaker, author, educator, self-taught Spanish speaker, & content creator.
Ayo’s mission is to raise female leaders up with healthy self-esteem so that they are equipped to discover their identity and purpose in life.
The Girls Like Me Conference is taking place on 9th October, 2021. And this year, our aim is to enlighten girls on the power and pitfalls of our digital generation, equip girls with essential self-defense skills and educate them on significant topics such as online safety.
Meet Aoife McMorrow: Social Media Content Creator!
Aoife McMorrow is a student, who is studying advertising & marketing at the University of Lincoln. She’s also a content creator on TikTok, where she creates funny, light-hearted and lifestyle videos. She has more than 300,000 followers.
Aoife likes to promote the importance of mental health awareness and encourages others to not be embarrassed about sharing their stories.