I worked as a case manager in Harlem, and the company owners were attorneys. If you worked for an attorney, you know it's not an easy task, and it wasn't long before they hired a director named Angela. When she walked in, I was in awe. She walked like she helped our Creator build this planet. Her presence owned every room she walked into, and her voice was the essence of power, which I got to experience during one of our intense meetings with the owners of the company we worked for.
Instead of caving into a responsibility that was not hers, she stood her ground and respectfully expressed how she felt. It was sternly mixed with sophistication. From head to toe, she kept it together. A phenomenal woman indeed. In that moment, she taught me how to stand up for myself without giving a single curse word or being rude...her tone and demeanor remained professional, the true definition of professionalism.
"... it's in the click of my heels, the bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, the need for my care, 'cause I'm a woman, phenomenally..."