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Ayana Actives take on the Joy of Being Your Own Hero

by Lea Codispot 14 Mar 2024 0 Comments
Ayana Actives take on the Joy of Being Your Own Hero

Ayana Ife recently had the remarkable opportunity to address students at Bucknell University, courtesy of The Griot Institute. The institute, dedicated to studying Black lives and the African American condition, chose Ayana Active to speak on the overarching theme of joy during Black History Month. Her speech centered on the profound concept of being one's own hero and embarking on a journey of self-discovery to navigate life's twists and turns.

During the speech, Ayana emphasized the significance of knowing oneself and standing firm in that knowledge, regardless of life's uncertainties. She shared insights into the ongoing adventure of self-discovery, highlighting the excitement and fulfillment it brings. Ayana encouraged students to envision themselves as sculptors, shaping their destinies with each experience.

Self-discovery, she reiterated, “is a lifelong journey, an adventure waiting to unfold at every turn.” She urged students to embrace change and setbacks as catalysts for personal evolution, emphasizing the importance of resilience and adaptability.

In response to students' questions about post-graduation uncertainties and familial expectations, Ayana offered profound insights. She emphasized the importance of setting goals that resonate deeply, transcending personal desires to encompass broader motivations like family and faith.

Ayana also delved into the power of gratitude. She shared, “To fortify yourself against life's challenges, focus on strengthening your mind. Gratitude serves as a powerful tool in this regard, as it has the ability to dispel negativity. By cultivating a mindset of thankfulness, even for the simplest blessings like waking up each morning or savoring a sip of fresh water, you can transform your perspective.”

Ayana's speech resonated deeply with students, as exemplified in the following comments left with the Griot Institute: 

“I appreciate all the background information of her journey she shared and how her confidence developed through experiences. The words she gave us that she lived by and who those words have taught us were inspiring. Thank you!”

“I’ve learned to follow your passion even if at first you don’t succeed and don’t have complete faith in yourself. You will gain that comfort and stability over time.”

“Ayana Ife provided some valuable self help tools and advice that really resonated with me. Her own story and work ethic is so inspiring and she spoke with eloquence and intention.” 

Stay tuned for more exciting updates from Ayana Active as we continue to redefine the boundaries of fashion, sustainability, and empowerment. Follow us on Instagram @ayanaactive.

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