Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m a woman.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are gathered here to witness….

…another act of misogyny in the universe of professional sports.

Cam Newton was so damn stupid with his response to Jourdan Rodrigue’s question. For one day, he beat out Donald Trump for stupidest comment.

Her question was really smart. It was about route running, which is the path a receiver takes before he catches the ball, and the fact that he had made some good adjustments with it. His reaction was just plain stupid. My blood pressure suddenly rose and I started swearing like my Haitian grandmother (RIP Grandma Sue!). Like, what the f….

Cam Newton Jourdan Rodrigue

If it were a man asking, he would have acknowledged him, but since in his language, it was a woman that he referred to as “female” (another thing that made me so mad), he was misogynist and disrespectful.

Cam Newton press conference

For some that didn’t saw the segment, here it is:

I love talking about sports and I love to learn more about them. In order to learn, you must do research and educate yourself. I think this is a good thing for everyone. Jourdan Rodrigue did her research, and you can see that she loves to learn to. If you just listen to some of the questions that journalists ask during a press conference with NFL coaches or players, you feel like it could be as dumb as when a presenter ask to an actress on the red carpet, who are you wearing.

Bill Belichick actually wanted to be asked really smart questions. I’m not a Pats fan at all, but if someone is willing to listen and notice the thought put into the questions we ask, I’m all for it!

Bill Belichick

I’m really surprised at Cam Newton. Especially after only a week earlier, he took a stand for Colin Kaerpernick. Now, he does a 180, and just puts his foot in his mouth.

I applaud Jourdan Rodrigue having done her homework. She is obviously a smart and passionate journalist.

I was never a big fan of Newton because I always felt that he was lacking certain sportsmanship qualities, but now, I just don’t respect him. Superman, yeah right…

Cam Newton

There are many journalists, lawyers, doctors, scientists, mechanics, you name it, that are women and they are facing these situations on a daily basis. Hopefully someday the conversation will change.

We are strong women

It’s 2017 damn it!

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Femmes de rêve, femmes d’espoir heureux

 

Ah ah, vous pensiez que je vous avais oublié et que les margaritas m’avaient rattrapé… Hélas non!

You would taught I would forget you guys and the few maragaritas cocktails were catching up on me… No no

Aujourd’hui, je décide de laisser parler les photos.

Today, I will let the pictures speak by themselves.

Ce sont des femmes fortes, courageuses, drôles et passionnantes que j’admire. Je n’ai pas pu mettre tous leurs photos comme ma maman, mes grandmamys, mes tantes, mes mentors au boulot. À vous les femmes de ma vie, merci de continuez à “shaper” la femme qui évolue en moi.

They are strong, courageous, funny and passionate women that I admire. I wish I could showcase my mamma, grandmothers,aunts, mentors and friends but I will respect their privacy. You know who you are. To all the women in my life known and unknown, I would like to thank you for shaping the woman I am becoming everyday.

Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy (CBK juste un mot en anglais: Ethereal

J’ai l’impression que le meilleur était à venir pour Carolyn.

Dans un autre post, je parlerais de cette femme que les médias ne connaissaient pas du tout et qu’elle était totalement l’opposé de leur description. Carolyn était une vraie amie pour son entourage. Dans une vie, on devrait tous avoir notre Carolyn.

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I got the feeling was best to come regarding Carolyn. The media put a false representation of the person she was. When you hear her friends talking about her, she was the definition of the perfect loyal friend. We all need in our lifetime a friend like Carolyn.

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Two books to read by her closest friends. You will laugh and you will cry. What remains from Carole Radziwill talk about her friendship with CBK.

But the love story between her husband and herself is magnificent. I won’t tell to much but I started to read again and it did hit me since my love is fighting the same fight as Anthony. This infamous July 1999 was a very tough summer for Carole. She lost her best friend, JFK jr and the love of her life all basically at the same time. While reading this book, you will feel the strength that kept her going.

Fairy tale interrupted from RoseMarie Torenzio is another good book to read. She was John Kennedy “Jr” assistant and one of his closest friend. Her honesty and her openness to share her story make this book really beautiful journey to read.

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I realize while reading  both books that Carolyn was very lucky to have fiercely good friends like Carole and RoseMarie. Amen to sisterhood.

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Maya Angelou

Une vie si enrichissante et des poésies si touchantes.

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She had such an amazing life that it is inspiring. Her poems are so touching and beautiful. Such a beautiful soul.

Maya Angelou website

Michelle Obama, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, Lauren Bastide, Dominique Anglade et Régine Chassagne

Ces femmes sont des combattantes à mes yeux. Tous ont eu des épreuves, des défis et parfois des tragédies qui ne les ont pas empêcher de continuer à affronter leurs combats.

Une a dû se faire une place dans un monde où les hommes ont souvent eu le monopole, une autre femme s’est battue contre des troubles alimentaires et n’a pas eu peur d’en parler avec les médias et le monde entier.

Et celle qui a dit à toutes les jeunes filles américaines que c’est le temps de prendre notre santé en main tout en acceptant comme nous sommes dans la joie.

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Il y a une de ces femmes qui a  quitté une carrière pour une émission très populaire et qui était une rédactrice en chef hors-pair pour un magazine très populaire pour créer un podcast tout à fait féminin. Et durant son podcast, elle demande à ses interlocutrices comment est leur relation avec leur utérus.  J’appelle ça avoir de l’audace avec un grand A.

La Poudre Postcast

Some of them cherish their mother tongue language that is Creole and to be really proud to be a Haitian and singing proudly so the whole world can hear it. In each of those women, we can find a part of ourselves. Let continue to encourage them in their charities that they are doing it with love and passion.

Kanpe foundation website

Lee Radziwill

One sentence to describe Lee Radziwill. Elegance, an adorable sense of humour and this eternal class and aura about her. We always talk about Jacqueline Kennedy but me, Lee was and it’s still the case until now, my favorite Bouvier sister.

Jane Goodall

I’m in love with Jane Goodall. I can’t never thank enough my 2nd grade teacher when she show us a documentary about her and her love for champazes. It was actually a precious gift this documentary that I will treasure for the rest of my life.

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Emmanuelle Alt, Franca Sozzani, Garance Doré

Emmanuelle Alt est la super cool éditrice en chef du Vogue France. Son côté super cool and laid back se font ressentir à travers de chaque page. Et il y a un petit grain de sel d’humour qui peut être subtile qu’on y retrouve également.

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Vogue France site web

Franca était un pilier dans le monde de la mode. Elle a complètement revitalisé Vogue Italia a une époque où être différente des autres n’était pas la bienvenue. Le Black issue restera à tout jamais un exemplaire légendaire. Elle nous manque énormément à tous.

Garance est trop cool et en regardant ses vidéos Pardon my French, vous tombez déjà sur son charme. Lire son livre et son blog, vous avez l’impression de chiller avec  une copine.

Site web de Garance Doré

Angelina Jolie

Her heart of gold, her goal to help others, her audacity to make movies about subject that we may not have found comfortable talking about it make her in my mind a gentle warrior.

Like us, she didn’t have it always easy but when she is always fighting for her children, for her cause and for her conviction. Sa beauté intérieure est contagieuse. Merci Angelina.