Why Should You Vote For Me?
Make this easy. Vote for me and it will be, “as cool as the other side of the pillow.”
Accessory of Empowerment
My accessory of choice was handed down to me by my late uncle Timothy Lansden. Tim was not your average man. Tim represented to me and so many others what was right in this world and what God meant for this world to be. So on a day when I was going to an interview, I asked Uncle Tim if I could borrow a tie. Of course he gave me one of his best ties and on that day my confidence walking into that interview was higher than it had ever been because I wasn’t going in there alone. I had my Uncle Tim with me and to this day, he is still with me when I wear this tie to let me know that all is well and will work out for the best. I thank him for that.
Shoes of Empowerment
They say you can tell a lot by a man’s hair, watch and shoes. I believe that if all else is not well that a pair of shoes will make things right. My shoe choice most often is a pair of black dress boots. The boots are clean. The boots have straight lines. The boots are made for comfort to support a smooth walk. Most of all, I know that these boots will never be judged in a bad way no matter who sees them. So I can walk in with my head high and know that I don’t need to look down (pun intended) for anything or anyone.
Outfit of Empowerment
I wear a suit not only because of my profession, but because it creates a sense of professionalism and distinguishes to myself and others that I am about my business. When I was about six years old, I was riding the city bus with my oldest sister Cynthia and along walks this black man in a three-piece suit carrying a briefcase. I thought, “Something is different about his suit. It’s not like the ones I see men wearing in church.” At that point, it hit me. This was a business man! For the first time in my life, I saw up close what image I wanted to become and someday the image that I could be for others to follow. So today my suit of choice and empowerment is a three-piece suit. For me, this means that I have achieved a major goal! To think, this all began because a stranger in a suit walked past me and had no idea he had inspired a young kid. I hope to do the same.