Then she tackled the problem of trying to decide how she wanted to live and what was valuable to her. When am I happy and when am I sad and what is the difference? What do I need to know to stay alive? What is true in the world? Her mind traveled crooked streets and aimless goat paths, arriving sometimes at profundity, other times at the revelations of a three-year-old.
— Toni Morrison (Song of Solomon)


Women's Stories of Courage

#foundmyred #wearingred

One of the essays in Paving the Goat Path is titled Shades of Red. It is about the first time I felt brave enough to wear red lipstick. When I shared this essay with my family and friends a few of my girlfriends shared their own personal "found my red" stories. I decided this had to become "a thing." Red can mean so many things and it's not for everyone! But why do we let it have such power over us? Why do we fear red lips so much?

Wearing red lipstick can carry so much baggage for all females, black, Latina, white or Asian. But why? We should be able to wear it no matter what! Yet for some of us, it took time before we were brave enough to find and flaunt our red. Find and flaunt our self-confidence, courage, power, sexiness, and truth. 

The Found My Red Project is designed to help women share their stories about the first time they wore red lipstick and what that meant for them. Found My Red is meant to inspire and empower. 

I'm collecting stories now for future blog posts so please SEND ME YOURS with a picture of your lovely pout too!

OR Share your story on Twitter and tag me! @jasminnemendez and use the hashtags: #foundmyred #wearingred 

I want women all around the world to finally find their red!