I refuse to play their game any longer. I refuse to believe that my dark skin, natural hair, 45-year old self is not important or beautiful just because I don’t see myself represented in mass media as much as my younger, straighter-haired, lighter-complectedsistren. And believe it or not, it was a 10-year old girl that set me straight. I’ll get to that in a minute.

I’ve been on my empowered Goddess path for over 10 years now. I created and facilitate a women’s empowerment and support group called “Tomiko Fraser’s Goddess Gathering”. I am known to my Goddess sisters as “Momma Goddess” because I proudly and sometimes loudly walk the empowered talk I talk and lovingly work to teach them how to do the same. I pride myself on meeting life head on, being self-defined and creating my reality. Prior to unleashing my inner Goddess, I was unsure of myself, doubted my inner and outer beauty (yes, I did) and didn’t speak out much because I didn’t think what I had to say mattered. But that was then and I AM A GODDESS NOW!