From Bullied to Bold and Fabulous: Sheena Harris Talks About Fashion And Self-Esteem

Hello world, I am Sheena Harris!
I’m coming to you as a single mom who absolutely loves fashion, for myself and my children. The etiquette in fashion has been thrown out the window. If left up to reality TV and the latest trends pur young ladies will lack class! We have to add a little grace to what the world views as “REAL” fashion.

When I was younger I longed to fit in and be accepted. I struggled with low self-esteem issues and people made it their business to let me know I wasn’t one of the “cool kids”. I wanted to wear the best clothes and hang with the popular crowd. My aunt, who was a seamstress, would make me different articles of clothing and take me shopping. We didn’t have much but she knew how to stretch a dollar. Those experiences were quite humbling. I was able to be comfortable in cool clothing for the first time and people embraced my style because it was different.

As I got older, I didn’t want to be the girl who didn’t wear what everyone else had on. I took on a job and started to shop for myself making it a point to buy the latest threads out. It took a while for me to actually see what those who loved me saw in me and when I did it changed my thinking about who I was. I stopped trying to fit in.

The more confident I became I noticed that people REALLY loved to see me grace the room because of my individual style. As time went on, my self-esteem was boosted and I realized how important it was for me to love who I was. I still struggle from time to time, but knowing that what I wear doesn’t define me helps. You have to use what you have and make it work, no matter the name or price. It’s the person in the clothes who is smiled upon.
In 2017, my main focus has been geared towards helping build self-esteem in young ladies via social media.

My goal is to be a positive role model for our young girls. If left up to television and superstars they will be lost, half-naked negative minded women with little class. Let’s bring back some class to the youth and let them know it’s okay to be different. We want them to be individually unique.

The youth can learn from those who are a bit seasoned and in some cases the youth can teach us older folks a thing or two. Style has no age limit if you add your twist of grace to it. Don’t be afraid to love yourself more than the person you’re about to strut past. Be you and be the BEST you that you can be. Let it start with style and grace!


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