With terms like “boss chick” or “boss” becoming the new standard for female empowerment and success, it’s always refreshing to see women who aren’t conforming to the world’s standards; women like Anesha Collins, the CEO of Unashamed Imaging.
Originally from Staten Island, New York, Anesha has deservingly become one of Florida’s rising stars in the field of visual media.
She is a published and award winning photographer and cinematographer.
Her portfolio ranges from the modern-day family or person to well-known clients like the NFL Corporation, Nina Sky, and Martha Munizzi to name a few.
Her company is also listed as a preferred vendor for various premiere venues.
While Anesha could easily brag about her bossness (let’s pretend that’s a word), she’s one of the most humble and down to earth women you’ll meet.
I recently caught up with Anesha to chat about life and of course business. Check out our interview below to meet the brain behind the brand, Unashamed Imaging.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year.
Holiday parties. Family gatherings. Spending time with close friends and loved ones.
And of course, presents!
For many of us Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the giving and receiving of gifts.
But gifting can be tricky.
“Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God!”
Psalms 42:11 NLT
Finally, this was it! My big breakthrough moment!
I’d been praying and asking God for this for a long time. And finally, the door of opportunity was swinging open.
That is, until I got a phone call that abruptly slammed the door shut on my dreams.
In an instance I went from planning a victory party to having an unexpected invitation to another pity party.
“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10 (NIV)
From the moment I saw the email, I knew it was that time of the year again.
Whenever our office ended its busy season, my boss would suggest a celebratory after-work soiree. Normally, I would use my single mom with a long commute card as a way out of attending the dinner, but I knew I couldn’t put it off again.
I reluctantly confirmed my attendance and secretly wished something would come up to force the cancelation of the event.
But as the days drew closer, I knew the likelihood of my prayer being answered was slim to none.
You’ve probably heard it before – “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” It’s a cute nursery rhyme we learn as kids, but as we grow up, we quickly learn words do hurt. They can even hurt more than sticks and stones.
Being a single mother often invites unsolicited comments and opinions from others.
While some comments may come from a genuine place, they can be internalized negatively by a single mother.
Of course every single mom’s reactions will be different, but generally speaking, here are seven things you should never say to a single mother: