In the quiet of my living room, surrounded by unassembled baby furniture at seven months pregnant, tears streamed down my face. The gravity of becoming a single mom hit me like a wave, overshadowing the anticipated joys of first-time motherhood.

Navigating pregnancy alone plunged me into the darkest of emotions. Every day, I wore a mask of normalcy, but when no one was watching I was in a dark hole I didn’t see any light out of. Two years into building my business, doubt crept in, questioning my capacity to manage it all. The struggle to balance personal challenges with professional responsibilities was daunting.

The moment I first laid eyes on my daughter for the first time, clarity dawned-she was my light. Determined to create a bright future for us, I dug down deep to find renewed strength.

Sometimes, I catch myself revisiting that moment- seven months pregnant, on the floor, battling with baby furniture all by myself. It’s like my personal time capsule, a reminder of the journey from being broken to piecing myself back together, bit by bit. Motherhood is the incredible gift, overflowing with love and purpose, but let me tell you, being a single mom? That’s next level, badass!

Women’s history month is a perfect time to reflect on the remarkable strength and perseverance we have made within our own journey and those who have come before us. The trailblazers who shattered barriers to those who continue to make strides today.

Activists like Susan B. Anthony who dedicated their life to advocate tireless for women’s rights which contributed significantly to the eventual passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

Kamala Harris made history by becoming the first female Vice President of the United States. Her achievement represents a significant stride towards gender equality. This groundbreaking moment continues to inspire women globally to pursue leadership roles and contribute to shaping the future.

Celebrating Women’s History Month is our chance to cheer on the victories, recognize the hurdles, and light the way for those who will follow. I’m fortunate to have been raised by an absolute powerhouse of a mom and surrounded by kickass sisters. We’ve got this incredible strength when we stand together unbreakable and unstoppable. Cheers to the force we are, inspiring generations to come.