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BEYONCE'S RANGE OF INFLUENCED on woman-hood and work in the last decade exceeds, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna and even Taylor Swift. Relatively, I may be a spec in that world of influence, but I've carried the desire for progression and equality among females since I was born. Whether politically, socially, or economically I support women's endeavors in equality, and I'll never stop!
TAKE A LOOK AT MY
POWERFUL, BOLD, AND BRAVE
1980's GIRL SQUAD
I AM CONSTANTLY WORKING to push bounds. Like Bey, never do I aim for my same level. I always progress. There's an old saying that goes "Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it, but your arrow will fly far higher than if you aimed at an object on a level with yourself." Each shoot is taking it to the next level. It's amazing and epic, and for me EVERY shoot has to be like that!
DEFINING VALUE and worth as a woman has been my life-long attitude. Through the #Beygood foundation Beyonce pushes agendas such as these. Strong women fill many responsibilities in government, education, industry and arts. It's a great renaissance I think. We have demonstrated ability and great capacity to unite, uplift, strengthen and motivate. The whole world is looking with respect toward us! We're amazing, brave, and industrious women!
BEYONCE'S ENDEAVOR to calm judgement and normalize female success has energized me. I too have pro-actively strived for that in my life. It's one of the reasons I do what I do.
YOUNG GIRLS have had an especially strong impact on me. Like Beyonce, I have a young daughter that looks up to her momma for guidance (and 1 on the way)! In family and work life it's chiefly important to encourage them to; define themselves, and define their value. Many are born with this sense of value, but lose it a long the way. As women we need to encourage healthy self-images on these young ones and fortify their importance.
I TAKE A STAND against racism. I've heard Bey say people see her as an entertainer and musician not a race, which makes me happy. No exception, that's how I see others. As a young child a family of black kids started school with me. One of the kids was drinking water from the fountain and I stood in line behind him. Other kids whispered in my ear, because they couldn't believe that I was going to drink after him. I didn't understand the racism or what was wrong with them, or why it'd be weird for me to drink after him. This was coming from Mexican children. So it's across all races, not a White vs. Color people problem. As a child unknowingly I took a stand by doing something as simple as drinking after him and becoming friends. We women can instill ideas of equality and acceptance in our children in these simple ways.
I HAD A VISION of glitter, hot color leotards, tights, glittered roller skates, glitter eye patch shadows, gems and holograms! And it was going to come true. As Beyonce understands, the best outcome is achieved by surrounding yourself with talented individuals. Working with the best only makes you better. With this project my vision came true! With the help of momma's and models, I opened my ears as creator/director to collaborate. All the hard work we put into every detail was beyond worth it!!!! And the Girls Kicked Butt!!
BEYONCE is one of the most talented artists/captivating females in the world, and I aspire to be her! I'd love people to have the same allure to my work as she does. I've found photography to be that potential allure. I'm truly artistic in nature and work to heart-fully grow my craft each day. Maybe one day my talents mixed with God's Graces will get me there.
WHEN I SEE EACH GIRL that I work with, subconsciously I feel like saying, Your whole life is ahead of you, look forward to growing and living life to the fullest. "Bey" the humanitarian and activist you need to be to improve the world. There's so much hope and excitement about being a girl. With that calling comes GREAT power to influence for good. The #Beygood foundation, is headed by Beyonce to help women and girls live life to the fullest.
TO ALL MY DIVAS in the same boat as me. You know what a self-sacrifice it is to be the wife, mother and professional you need to be. Keep your chin up because you can do these things!! Though it's hard, you can do hard things! Through little bits at a time I got to where I am at. I hustle, and I work hard. I work really hard! You've got to do that. Figure out what you want in life and be a DIVA about it. Because, in the words of Queen Bey, "A DIVA IS A FEMALE VERSION OF A HUSTLER."
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Maria of Mairbella Fashions, LLC is a Houston child fashion photographer located in Houston, Texas. Maria creates strong and fierce portraits of girls, teens and women. Serving Houston, Cypress, Spring, the Woodlands and surrounding communities.
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