Which of our identities were chosen or assigned? - Afropolitan Insights
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01 Oct Which of our identities were chosen or assigned?

Recently I attended a sister circle and they asked me this,” Which one of your identities were you chosen vs. assigned.” I struggled a bit to answer this question a maturing woman is constantly learning more about who is truly Shea on a daily basis. As I racked my brain on what was my most honest answer I came up with this, I believe I was chosen to be a dancer born with a natural ability understand movement and translate its language on the stage passionately.
For a long time although I had many many other artistic interests I thought I was just supposed to be a dancer or at least that would be my main career path. Since refining my many skills and learning more about who I am I realized that my assignment is really to lead, teach, share, and help others through my artistic form and marketing acumen.
As a dancer I will always be an artist. I understand the mind of the creative.
As a scholar who loves history, research, and culture I realized my assignment is really to help fellow visionaries crack the code on purposeful and authentic branding as it relates to their true being. In life getting clear about our chosen identities versus our assignment or purpose will create room for a more peaceful spirit and clear vision.
If you don’t know what your assignment is you will never began to live the life that is truly meant to bring you happiness.
@Harlemsoul // sheazephir // www.sheazephir.strikingly.com


A native of Harlem, NYC, Shea Zephir has always experienced life in multi-dimensional realms. She is a “Jill of many trades” sistren that is particularly inspired, intrigued, and empowered by the Black female experience through the lens of fashion, art, and culture.




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