Antoinette G Nobody should have to live in a state of suppressing who they are.
My name is Antoinette Griffin. I am 44-years old. I have an older son who’s awesome. I have a daughter who graduated from high school last year.
“My motto in life has always been power through.”
Survival of the fittest: power through, push, persevere, endure, mind over matter. That’s how I survive very, very difficult situations. I just never wanted to appear weak. I haven’t really had the room to be vulnerable and let my guard down in many situations, both professionally and personally. I don’t think it’s acceptable in the workplace for me as a Black woman and also as a Black woman in a leadership position. I feel like you have to present yourself in such a way where you have it together all the time. One ounce of weakness and they automatically peg you as not competent.