Earlier this year, I spoke at the New Year Inspirational Media Brunch organized by fellow blogger Tamera Sutton. I presented this photo of me, gazing optimistically, with a quote by Nelson Mandela.
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
The words cover me like a suit of armor. Hopeful words that could fight my fears. I flourished in those words and also realized they were meant to be shared and help others flourish. Words can be powerful and often imprinted on T-shirts to test their power. With all the graphic tees out there, I still wanted to design a few myself.
With the help of some inspiring women in Memphis, here are three other quotes as three imaginary t-shirt designs that personally keep them motivated.
Alexandra Nicole - Stylist, Makeup Artist, Boutique Owner.
"I always say that. IF you do not live or accomplish your dreams then life is just mundane and without purpose."
Augusta Campbell, Fashion Editor of Memphis Magazine.
She shares a quote from the fashion icon Coco Chanel.
Melissa Sweazy - Filmmaker, Writer, and Photographer.
"I like this quote from Anne Lamott. Boiling down a larger quote on having confidence in your writing to this that applies to everyone - "Don't look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance."
What would your T-shirt say?
: Photo of Sophorn by Dirk Olsen. T-shirt mockups, designs by Sophorn. Last image used as design background via Simon & Me; shirt by Simon & Me