Letters to our Daughters: Stand your ground and don't let go
My name is Isra Girgrah Wynn. I am a retired 5-time professional world boxing champion and hall of fame inductee. I am also a mother, a wife, an entrepreneur, an author, a fitness coach and a nutrition consultant.
I have overcome many obstacles in my lifetime. I come from a strict family heritage that doesn’t allow women in the culture to have a say or a career. I stood my ground and believed in me, what I wanted and I didn’t let go. In the sport of boxing (which is a male dominated sport), I was passionate about wanting to become a champion and no one or nothing was going to stop me. I fought inside and outside the ring for my respect and got it by becoming a 5 time world champion.
I want each and every one of the girls to know that ANYTHING is possible if you want it bad enough. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t get it because it’s there for you to get. You are worthy enough and talented enough to be whomever you choose in life. God made us with a purpose and no one can take that away from you. You are all beautiful, strong, and smart young ladies. It’s time for you to shine in your greatness. Only GOD can judge us…no one else!!
ABOUT Letters to our Daughters
Letters to Our Daughters is a B2F Girls! campaign that aspires to empower girls with the courage to overcome obstacles and follow their dreams as they learn from women who have ovecome many challenges and have positioned themselves to live a fierce life. We hope that the stories will be healing and empowering for both the writer and the reader.
ABOUT B2F Girls!
B2F Girls! is on a mission to equip girls nationally with healthy self-esteem so that they can be the best version of themselves. When this happens, everyone benefits. B2F Girls! offers a robust certification program and training intensive, complete with resources, implementation guides and support for women who have a calling to mentor girls. We also produce national female empowerment events.
B2F Girls! initially started as an organization called Tween Style Power that offered free local workshops for girls ages 10-17 that addressed the areas of self-worth, body image and leadership. After our first successful year of implementation, we began to notice we were receiving an influx of women from various parts of the country asking how they could implement a similar program for the girls in their communities. It was then that we recognized a gap that required a systematic and accessible way of providing the training we were already offering. This made way for the launch of B2F Girls!