I love being a Detroit Girl by Charity Bland

In a world where the systems we live by forgot to love us when they were built, it’s comforting to know the women in Detroit have my back. Whether I am walking downtown or picking up a Hot and Ready from Little Caesar’s my encounters with even strangers have been reassuring. I’ve had too many hospitable occurrences to count. From being a little girl here in Detroit I’ve always admired the passion and resilience I have seen from women in our communities. Despite the many challenges we face, I’ve watched many women I admire be undeterred.

You can tell a woman is from Detroit. How she carries herself, how she dresses, how she speaks, etc. When I see the incredible women our city has produced it fills me with pride to be a Detroit girl. I love getting to see all the entrepreneurs and leaders coming to the forefront. Detroit girls don’t stay in the background, we will be heard. So the people I see trailblazing and laying a foundation for the future of our city, inspire me to follow in their steps and do the same. Don’t get me wrong, the women working in the background and not getting the love and recognition they deserve are killing it too! However you choose to make your impact is important and much appreciated.

I look forward to the opportunities and seeing the city revitalized through the work of our women. I can’t wait to be a part of the women in Detroit adding to our fervent history. There is a unique beauty to being a Detroit girl, and I also look forward to being a mother and raising my own one day. Thank you to all the women inspiring my generation, we want to be like you when we grow up.

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