Power Suits and Superpowers

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"If you can have one
superpower, what would it be?"

I have been particularly obsessed with Vogue's 73 Questions series on Youtube where they interview a celebrity in a walk-through quick fire question and answer format in their home or work place. Although most of the videos are obviously scripted, one recent video just stood out and flowed so naturally I could not help but enjoy it over and over.

I'm talking about the one with Tracee Ellis Ross.

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Around the time mark 7:16, she was asked "If you can have one superpower, what would it be?" Without much thought and hesitation she replied, "The power to impeach." [and there I was screaming in excitement because #YAS.]

Tracee Ellis Ross is her own style icon in 17 years. She believes her hair can do anything. Out of any living thing on this planet, she looks up most to trees because it holds so much history and wisdom and we can learn a thing or two from them. She believes a woman must have a black blazer or a tux jacket of some kind in her closet. She wants to be remembered for inspiring people to feel comfortable in their skin.

Tracee Ellis Ross is the epitome of class, confidence, joy and light and she empowered me in ways unimaginable. After watching her video, she inspired me to wear a power suit in the middle of the week and made me wonder what kind of superpower I would want to have if I could have one.

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I THINK IT
WOULD BE
THE POWER
OF ENDLESS SELF-CONFIDENCE OUTSIDE A
POWER SUIT.

Just like the power to impeach HAS to be a superpower, self-confidence has to be to. Since superpowers are constant, imagine a world where confidence is endless? We can  believe we can do anything and everything we put our mind and we actually do it.
Recently, I've been finding myself starting something and not finishing it – like a good book, an idea, editing a Youtube video. Anxiety and self-doubt fill my mind and continues to stand in the way of everything I want to pursue. I'm learning that no matter how passionate someone is toward something, feeling unstoppable and moving forward is a continuous battle.

But hey, we're human. We aren't designed to be on top of our game everyday. All we can do is power through what the weeks throw at us. Power suits are the kind of ensemble that give me confidence. It's like my own version of Tracee's advice on a black tux jacket. Feeling comfortable in my skin is still something I'm working on at age 24. But maybe in 17 years, I can say the opposite and have the power to inspire and make others feel empowered just like Tracee Ellis Ross makes me feel. 

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