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Welcome back to BeREAL! Diana is back in the studio with Ednesha! Joining the two today is Melody Pourmoradi the founder of GiRLLiFE. She joins the team today to discuss profitable girl empowerment.
Melody Pourmoradi is an empowerment coach, author, twin girl mom and the creator of the GiRLiFE Certification Program: A platform that trains women to create profitable girls empowerment businesses. Her greatest goal is for every young girl and woman to find her own voice and live a life that lights her up from the inside-out.
Melody begins the episode by explaining the goals of GiRLiFE. She defines the program as one that empowers women to empower girls. Oftentimes women are compared to each other and it creates tension and competitiveness. Melody wants to put this narrative to rest and instead promote camaraderie amongst women and teach them how to support each other. She traces one reason she got into this work to the observation that men often have lots of confidence. She believes this is because men are taught to take risks, while women are taught to over prepare for everything.
Melody continues on by walking Diana and Ednesha through the journey GiRLiFE students take. The program begins with girls as young as five years old, because Melody wants to catch them before they reach peak self confidence at age nine. These young girls have full lives ahead of them, and their confidence should not diminish as they age in the way it currently does in the world. She also points out that as the GiRLiFE girls age, they become less vocal in workshops. This is because teenagers begin focusing their attention on what they think others are thinking of them, and therefore coax themselves into silence.
After a short break, Melody returns to discuss some messages promoted in the GiRLiFE workshop about the power of one’s words. This workshop teaches that we don’t always say what we mean, and sometimes what we say can have dire consequences. The workshop also promotes nutrition, with a juice party finishing off each session.
Lastly, the women all discuss the ideas of profitability and passion. Often people are told that their passions should be hobbies. This is especially resonant in the social work field because service work is often expected to be free. However, due to the nature of the world, people cannot devote all their time to an activity that does not sustain their living. That is why GiRLiFE teaches that you should not be ashamed of doing good while also making money and supporting yourself.
Thank you for tuning into BeREAL this week! Be on the lookout for an all new episode next Tuesday. In the meantime, make sure you check out last week’s episode with the Black Woman Be Whole team and Alex Elle about self care for Black women.
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