Flyy Girl Friday is back for the second feature and you guys are in for a special treat.
This week’s Flyy Girl is none other than
Miss Jill Scott
Ms. Jill Scott
Jill is a dope lyricist, songstress, poet, actor, mother and possessor of a loving and shining spirit. She came onto the music scene with a Roots collab back in 1999, before releasing her debut album Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds in 2000, and has successfully released six follow up albums since her debut. Miss Scott has also made the transition into films quite smoothly, spreading her mass appeal to all areas of expressive art. She completed a run of the Broadway play hit Rent, during a Canadian tour, just before releasing her debut album. Miss Scott is so many things to me for so many reasons, but most notably, she carries herself in the magnitude of a righteous Queen and speaks to heal and to help us to overstand the power we each possess. May her legacy live on beyond this world.
Ladies and Gentlemen, give it up for Miss Jill Scott.
There are times when I have to chin check myself, mentally, when I am too focused on the business affairs of others.
Those moments when I become too consumed with figuring out “why” in someone else’s life, rather than placing all of that energy on my own ‘whys,” shows up when I am faced with challenges, because;
Those things we find easy to pick out in others, always finds a way to show itself in our lives, while we are focused on screen-shooting the problems others are facing.
When you understand that your moments of struggle are only temporary, you will learn to be slower to speak or give an opinionated statement, about the trials and tribulations others are enduring.
No one is made perfect. Every single person breathing will make mistakes, we have to learn to allow people to make the mistake and be poised to help when they are willing and ready to turn the situation around.
Take the time to understand, so that you may know how to help, rather than to hinder.
Before you begin to “put your mouth on a person” or speak about their situation in a non-positive light, reflect on a time when you were not as you are now.
Today marks the very first Flyy Girl Friday feature and I could not be more excited to introduce each of you to HeyGirlHey’s debut Flyy Girl.
Khalilah “KG” Gordon
KG is the Founder and Executive Director for The Freedom Now Academy for Girls.
She is a motivational speaker, educator and Toastmaster whose passion is speaking life into others while educating and inspiring the youth.
Ms. Gordon’s Flyy Girl Friday feature is courtesy of Mr. Julian Smart, a fellow Toastmaster and youth educator.
Khalilah “KG” Gordon Founder & Executive Director; The Freedom Now Academy for Girls
Make sure you get in your nomination for your Flyy Girl-worthy lady, friend, mom, daughter, sister, Aunt, co-worker…whomever! Let’s show all the women in our lives love for doing only what they can do!