Women’s Unity Movement presents the second of our TRUTH Series; the focus of the second segment being the struggles we face with finding our identity. In this segment we will hear from 5 diverse women who will each share their own personal stories on the struggles they faced and how they overcame this, in a world where we are heavily influenced by society and social media. I pray this segment is not only relatable to so many but that it also helps give strength to those facing the same obstacle and in turn helps them on their own journey of discovering their truest self.

My intentions for all various segments of the TRUTH series is to educate others who may not be aware of such issues, whether it’s because it has never been a challenge they themselves have faced, to educate those whom are aware but choose to ignore the issue/s and lastly to help encourage others in being brave in speaking out. As we know, knowledge is key.

Today we will be hearing from Idalmy; a 24-year old Honduran-American woman who resides in New York City’s Spanish Harlem. She is an undergraduate student working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, and is a woman who aspires to build a career in the fitness industry. Raised in a Garifuna household, Idalmy identifies herself as an Afro-Latina; a term that concisely encompasses both her Black race and Latina ethnicity. She encourages all women to accept themselves internally and inter-personally, as it will increase their self-confidence, as well as inspires them to develop a greater definition of themselves.

Video edited and filmed by Giiselle Payne.


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