Well thanks to Kayla Newman , “On Fleek” is one of the most used terms by teens. On May 17th , 2015 , Akilah C. Thompson, the founder of I AM B.E.A.U.T.Y., had the pleasure of sitting down and talking to Kayla, aka “Peaches Monroee “. There was an interesting twist in the interview where Akilah and her co-host Cassandra were able to even come up with their own slang , “Confidence on Fleek” which was the title of their broadcast.
When I first saw the name on the broadcast, I was a little confused. But, after watching the interview segment, it became clear. First off let’s get the definition of both confidence and “fleek” clear , Confidence is belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance. According to Kayla who coined the term, “Fleek” means on point, looking good. Kayla also made it clear how the word was intended to have a positive connotation despite all its negative usage.
What many people don’t know is that a lot of kids now a days , lack confidence and have low self esteem , what Akilah and her team at , I AM B.E.A.U.T.Y. seek to accomplish is to uplift young girls in a way that they become aware of their own self worth and can strive to achieve greater heights.
During the segment with Akilah and Kayla, when Kayla was asked what would be her advice to teenage girls who lack confidence and have low self esteem , she powerfully said that they need to “Love themselves . If you can’t love yourself , how can you love someone else?” And the fact of the matter is , she’s 100% right! We as individuals cannot love others if we cannot have that unconditional love and care for our own self . If we can’t do that then how can we whole heartedly love others ?
There is nothing wrong with being different. There is nothing wrong with going against society’s “norms” . Because , “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will Change” -Wayne Dyer .
So stop bashing yourself and comparing yourself to others. We all contribute different things on Earth. Accept who you are . Accept all your flaws . At the end of the segment , Akilah gave us her quick tips. The one that stood out most to me was “Be YOU …Don’t compare – At the end of the day, there is no one like you and you should love being you. Be grateful for the life you live and strive to be a light for others in the world.”
Be Beautiful . Show how Extraordinary you are . Be Ambitious . There’s no limit to who you are and what you can be . Be Unlimited . Show the world how Talented you are . And please remember , you are Young , cherish these days and make the best out of each and every second of it . Be the best you that you can be because there’s no one else out there like you. Be You .
Go ahead and get your Confidence on Fleek!
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