BY MARY GORHAM MALIA
Huffington Post Gay Voices
Over the last few months I’ve been on a quest to find lesbians whose lives and achievements are role models for other lesbians. To me, a role model is someone who has mastered some part of living and being, working, creating and doing. She is someone who inspires me to live a better life. A role model can help me collapse the time it takes to learn and grow my own skills in the same arena or perhaps shift a mindset that I didn’t realize was blocking my progress. They know the secrets of success in their chosen arena.
I searched for women who would share their stories with me and let me give their wisdom free to other lesbians through the vehicle of a tele-summit. I wanted to know how they made their business succeed. How did they deal with depression or grief? Who were their role models and why? I wanted to know what kind of spiritual practices they used to stay strong and focused. How did they accomplish their goals? I wanted to know about their passion for what they did and how they started on their paths. I wanted to know the big life lesson they had learned so far and how it influenced them daily still.
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