What ever happened to wanting to be a role model? To actually caring about one’s reputation, and not just posting random tasteless posts and pics to just increase your following? I mean, do you not care that your children, parents, grandparents, and/or your co-workers will see those posts? And to make things worse, once it’s out there in the digital world, there is no taking it back. Even if you quickly delete your post, I guarantee that at least one of your “friends” or followers took a screen shot of it before you had an opporuntity to remove it.
What ever happened to shriving to have the dignity, class, and elegance of women like Felecia Rashard, Debbie Allen, or Oprah? To ensuring that no matter what, no one would ever have the ability to dig up dirt on you because you were mindful at all times about how you moved and how you would be viewed? And to ensuring that little black girls have a positive black woman to look up to?
It saddens me to see how desperate women are these days to gain attention. Whether it be to seek the attention of a man or to merely compete with other woman. Is it really risk showing your body to the world just to gain a certain amount of followers or likes? And what will the end result be? Bragging rights? I know that this post may not apply to many of my readers/followers, but I felt that it was important to share my thoughts so that we can be a part of the solution. Whether it be to tell another sister in a loving manner that she does not have to post half-naked pictures to gain attention. And to help others to actually think about what they are posting before they post it. Helping them to understand that reckless social media posts could jeopardize their ability to get a job or to cause others to see them in a certain light. It is just not worth it. Not worth showing the world that you are living your “truth”. There is only one truth and that is God’s word. Let’s portray what His word says, strive to live lives that are pleasing to Him, and be mindful of what we post.
Before I post anything on social media, I take a moment to consider whether or not it is post worthy. I also consider whether to not my posts will be in alignment with my beliefs as a Christian. Of course no one is perfect; however, our goal as children of God is to be Christ-like. Displaying Christ-like behavior will portray images of what a positive, strong, dignified, elegant and classy woman is. And naturally, we can create positive role models for our youth. Ladies, let’s be a part of the solution and not part of the problem. Can my Felecia Rashards, Debbie Allens and Oprah’s please stand up?!