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Though She Be But Little,
She Is Fierce

Because of you and your purchase of Community Commerce products, SheaMoisture's #BreaktheWalls Scholarship fully funded ten, top high school women entrepreneurs from around the world to attend Babson College's Summer Study for High School Students. Now it's time to get to know them! Check out our Babson #BreaktheWalls Blog series, and get to know the history, inspirations and goals of these dynamic young women!

Name: Taniya Venable
Where Are You From? Baltimore, Maryland
Favorite Quote: "Though She Be But Little, She is Fierce"
(William Shakespeare)

This quote reminds me of the saying the bigger they are, the harder they fall. A lot of people underestimate my power, ambition and strength because I am only 16, I am a woman, and I am 5'3. They don't understand that me being "little" makes me have more fighting power and creativity, because while a tall person can just reach the cabinet, I have to grab a chair or devise a plan to reach the top. This makes me able to come up with multiple solutions to problems just in case one does not work.

My aspiration: is to be timelessly happy and to provide a life for my future family so that they will be able to live life happily, without any worries or stress. I want no one to tell me what to do with my life and how to do it. I would like to be free of worries and struggles and put everything my ancestors fought for into true light. I would just love to make them proud. I would like to have my dream job as a plastic surgeon. I would love to be remembered for all of the happiness and jou I've brought into different people's lives and that will truly make me the happiest person in the world. I want children to look at me and see that no matter where they come from or the circumstances they can and will be able to make out and follow their dreams.

To live a more beautiful life, I am starting to learn the truth about myself, the world and my heritage. I am becoming one and bringing my inner peace into the light. I am learning new things about life and myself every day, and it is not how I would have ever thought the experience would be. I am living life to the fullest because I know tomorrow is not promised and I do not want to have any regrets when I am older. I have learned to go wherever life takes me and to not put up a fuss or fight; to just go with the flow because everything has a lesson or a reward at the end of its journey. I am learning to love everyone and to not judge and just live a peaceful life. I believe the less stress you have the healthier your life will become as time goes on. I also want to start eating healthier because that also to leads to a more beautiful life, full or achievements and happiness.

*Photo credit: Taniya Venable
"I believe this picture describes me because those two girls down have a care in the world and they will not let rain or anything stop them from having a lovely day or getting the job done."


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