The month of February, as we all know is remarkable for its brevity which is unhindered by the seemingly endless events associated with it. Most notable of these events include Valentine’s Day, Heart Month, Psychology Month, National Therapeutic Recreation Month, Family Day, Winter Carnival, Mardi Gras, National Flag of Canada Day, Chinese New Year, Groundhog Day, World Cancer day, Islander Day and International Mother Language Day among others.
Did you know that February is also celebrated as African Heritage month? Yeah, every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.
This year’s theme of the Black History Month campaign as unveiled by the Government of Canada is ‘Black Canadian Women: Stories of Strength, Courage and Vision.’ The theme of the celebration resonates deeply with our values at Kaima Designs because it emphasizes the innate strength, courage and resilience of a real woman.
Our definition of a real woman is that lady who believes that she has the strength to fulfil her potential, the courage to pursue her dreams, resilience to rise after every failure and the vision of a better tomorrow. The power of a real woman is greatly enhanced when she networks with other women to create lasting change.
We strive to celebrate real women at all times. For this reason, in collaboration with NWH Modelling, Kaima Designs participated at the 3rd Annual Soul Train Dance organized by Club Rewind in commemoration of Black History Month, 2018. It was indeed a great honour for Kaima Designs to have these exceptionally beautiful women unveil its new collection of gathered skirts with pockets at the event.
One of NWH Modelling models showcasing Kaima Designs' dress at the event
As we approach the end of this remarkable month and ‘march’ forward into the new month (no pun intended), we wish to leave you with these nuggets to muse upon:
"Where there is no vision, there is no hope." -- George Washington Carver
"Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness." -- Ola Joseph
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” -- Harriet Tubman
"The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us -- that's where it's at." -- Jesse Owens
"Have a vision. Be demanding." -- Colin Powell
Stay fabulous until next week!