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Ardre Orie Named on 30 Most Influential People in Girls Empowerment

I woke up to receive news that I had been included on the list of the 30 Most Influential People in Girl Empowerment. I thought about all of the long, tireless hours that I spent with my mother and a host of amazing ladies building my first business venture The Pink Wish Foundation.  We began this work because we saw a need for girls to realize their full potential and we wanted to provide them with the skills to do so. Our first group of girls were in middle school when they joined us and over Read more […]

My Body & My Choice

How many times have you felt like you didn’t meet a certain beauty standard? I wanted to share a personal journey with you because I know that someone reading this has gone through their own battle with beauty. In high school, I was rather slim and ate whatever I wanted. Exercise was what people who had nothing better to do with their time did or so I thought. It certainly wasn’t for me. After graduation, I attended Florida State University and my dorm room was across the street from Krispy Read more […]

3 Reasons I Will Cut My Hair While Raising Girls

What can be said of a woman and her hair? Locs, curls, tresses and ringlets oh my! Our hair is our crown, a badge of honor that we take immense pride in and garner attention for. For as long as I can remember, hair has been an oversaturated topic of discussion. Our history reflects as such. We can all recount pivotal moments in our hair journeys from childhood to maturation that either left a positive or negative sentiment in our hearts. Although there is no scientific research to prove Read more […]

Life Loves the Fearless

The moment that I decided to live free from fear, everything changed. To be honest, I don’t know that I really believed that abundance was for me. The truth is that it is for all of us. Today, I’m not going to write a long message because sometimes less is more. So here goes: 1. Whatever you are afraid of is holding you back from reaching your greatest potential. 2. Fear is learned. We are not born with it. 3. Fear can be dismissed. 4. What you want most is on the other side of fear. 5. Read more […]

An Open Letter to All the Little Girls and Women Watching

“And in that moment. She understood her worth”. Ardre Orie I have been working diligently over the past years to share messages of love, hope, encouragement and most importantly self-worth with women and teen girls. I wrote this open letter below over three years ago and it’s sentiment rings strong and true today: Dear Girls, Let me first start by saying that I am not writing this letter to throw hate or shade. I believe every woman to be beautiful in their own right. I am writing this Read more […]

Made You Look

Remember when you judged your worth based on how much attention that you received from the opposite sex? Who remembers spending countless hours selecting and outfit, doing you makeup and hair, getting dressed and hanging out with friends only to sum up your time spent by who most caught the eye of the opposite sex? Remember feeling a little less than if you weren’t the champion? The truth is, this isn’t just a thought process of the past. Many of us still think like this and in some ways, we Read more […]

It’s Not Our Job to Change the World

Lately, I have spent a great deal of time pondering who I was and reaffirming what I have to offer the world.  I wanted to be more specific about my purpose and through this search, I know that I will take further steps towards destiny and assume a greater responsibility to empower others.  One of the many titles that has come into my heart many times is “change agent”.  A change agent is defined as a person who changes an organization from inside or outside the organization who helps an organization Read more […]

I AM

I can officially add the title “Director” to my resume and I am overwhelmed to say the least. Of all of the goals that I have set for myself, the completion of this project would make the list of the most challenging. I set my soul on becoming a director because I wanted desperately to create media that could reach the masses and tell our stories and today, I am proud to say that I am finished with my first film! “I AM” is an American documentary film that candidly accounts one woman’s Read more […]

Pain Gives Birth to Purpose

Pain Gives Birth to Purpose… Have you ever wondered why you were going through what you were going through? Life and it’s circumstances are not just arbitrarily happening to you. They are a direct result of the energy and action that you sow daily. Pain is a by product, a sum of parts; pain is inevitable. The greater question becomes: what will you do with it? This past weekend, I spent the a few short hours in Atlanta as a panelist for the WYN Conference hosted by WETV’s new series Cutting Read more […]

Popularity is Not Success

Popularity is not success. I repeat, “Popularity is not success”. This week, I saw a quote on one of my favorite blogger’s wall that resonated with me and it read: Popularity is not success.  Have you noticed that social media is driving our self-worth? Whether we choose to admit it or not, we are absorbing “likes” like air and when they are scarce, many of us become negatively impacted. Recently, I released the trailer for my forthcoming documentary “I AM” (if you haven’t seen it, see Read more […]