Little Lady of the Month – August

August 3, 2016
  • Hey, little lady! Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Rojarra Taj Armbrister. I am 23 years old and a recent graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. I pursued a Bachelor of Arts with a major concentration in Religious Studies and a minor concentration in Philosophy. Despite absolutely loving the content of my previous academic pursuits, I have realized that my degree does not perfectly align with any particular career path. Therefore, since graduation I have undergone a period of deep reflection. I have created colorful dream boards, scribbled through extensive pros and cons lists, explored various volunteering opportunities, and I’m finally starting to figure things out. So far, I’ve come up with two things. First, I’d like to head back to school in January and pursue a Master’s Degree in Mass Communications. Second, I am a food enthusiast, whose love for food has infiltrated every facet of my life. Stay tuned for the cookbook, food blog, and follow me on Instagram in the mean time @kissmytongs.   Rojarra

  • If you could describe a lady in three words what would they be?

  1. Fierce - Don’t simply exist; let your presence be felt.
  2. Ingenious – Remember that amazing idea that you brushed off as silly? Nah, share it, the world needs it.
  3. Witty – I love a lady that responds to adversity with a sharp retort.
  • Why do you consider yourself to be a lady?
Funnily enough, my definition of a lady differs from the mainstream. While grace, poise, charm, and class are admirable, I love the idea of a woman that diverts from norm and creates her own template. Though, I don’t have everything figured out, I consider myself a lady because I’m striving to leave a footprint unlike any other that precedes me.
  • State one reason why you think being a lady is important.
For too long, the term “lady” has been associated with passivity and complacency. Collectively, women are a stronghold; individually, they are resourceful, creative, and innovative. Following my non-conventional definition above, I believe that being a lady is important because every woman has something original to assist in making this world more colorful.
  • One thing you would like to say to all the little ladies out there?
I have always thought of myself as someone whose life had a very clear, delineated path. Regrettably, I did not make provisions for roadblocks, mishaps, and/or random acts of God. Just very recently, I have realized that it is okay to not have all of the puzzle pieces put together. Considering this, I’d say allow yourself to be okay with life not going according to plan. Misty Copeland puts it best, “know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain, and still succeed.” Another month another Little Lady encouraging us to take womanhood one page at a time.

Signed,

The Little Lady

   

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