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The Audacity of Nope

Saying “no” isn’t always nice, but it is necessary.

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Our lives aren’t determined by what we want. Our lives are determined by what we allow.

Saying “no” isn’t necessarily nice, and many of us are hardwired to prioritize being liked over getting what we want.

Even a society that seems hellbent on encouraging Black women to settle, be fearless in your “no.”