The self-love is spreading! See what the movement is about.
Ron Ash, LLC presents
Sauda hosts intimate conversations with professional women who provide tips and techniques for Black women to love themselves unconditionally.
What started as self-love films has ignited a self-love movement.
Ron Ashford and Suzzette Celeste (the parents) started sowing seeds of self-love in Sauda from a young age, yet as an adolescent, she still doubted her beauty, disliked her personality, and never had a sense of belonging. Her mother, acutely aware of her daughter’s low self-esteem, showered Sauda with words of praise, to no avail. While on her own spiritual and self-love journey, Mama Sue (as she is lovingly called in the community) started giving Sauda books about God and affirmations of self-worth.
Sauda at first thought the notion of speaking positive words about yourself seemed strange, after all what 14-year-old walks around telling herself or other people she is beautiful and intelligent without sounding self-centered. At some point, after the long talks with her parents and reading book after book, Sauda shifted. She embarked on a self-love journey that would take her through bouts of depression, arrests, toxic friendships, unhealthy relationships, and academic failures. After years of therapy, church, prayer, meditation, nutritionists, exercise, and community support, Sauda finally stopped trying to fit in. She no longer tried to change her personality, opinions, or standards of beauty to what she thought was acceptable to others. She arrived, she valued her worth, her beauty, and her intelligence. Today, Sauda continues to practice loving herself daily, during the peaks and the valleys.
Her next step was to pay it forward and provide resources for other women (particularly younger women) to continue to love themselves unconditionally. Sauda is using film, social media, and other passion content and programs to help ignite this self-love movement.
Thank you for joining the movement!