The ideal meaning of inspiration can have many definitions. Whether it is a pin for Pinterest or a post for Instagram, we try to relate it to our lives. But does it relate to our reality or our persuasive potential?
As the media crowd airwaves with the potent details of current events, correctional surgery and fashion sales, the potential of who “we could” be is being unsympathetically sold to millions. Many assume no one bright originates from dark places as the “2’s” and “3’s” are primped by hair and makeup to soak in the glam of [potentially] being the season’s newest star. Meanwhile, women [living in reality] are battling with depression, life’s decisions and insecurities – silently.
I wanted my writing to be purposeful. I wanted to break barriers. I wanted to influence awareness, prevention and testimony. I wanted to impact the younger generation and empower older generations. I wanted to write material readers of all ages were able to gain strength, explore their courage, empower their inner soldier and share their testimony. We endure many battles regarding our full dynamic. Consequently, our willingness to reach happiness is paused. I envisioned readers using The Black Sheep Shadow to cultivate a platform to heighten awareness, support, encourage and motivate.
My inspiration behind The Black Sheep Shadow stemmed from determination to endure trenches, valleys and storms to define my purpose. Every stumble and road block made me stronger. My strength inspired me to express my [compressed] emotions. Infused with ambition and my outspoken nature, I was inspired to write my story in light of overcoming and wanting to bring awareness to millions of people that have been silenced by life’s negativity.
The hardships and pain infused in The Black Sheep Shadow were a humble sacrifice to aspire others to conquer their uncertainties and claim their happiness. To feel alive everyday, you must be able to feel as it is a part of the process. Wouldn’t get be great to know you can feel everything without your heart under arrest?
About the Author
Ashley Terrell is the founder of Stella Bistro Foods and Black Sheep Inc. Terrell is the host and co-director of Cooking with Stella (2016) and Unaverage Ash (2016). She resides on the East Coast where she enjoys blissful sunsets and sounds of ocean waves.
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