Bad, Bad Women

Via Sojourner Marable Grimmett
on Aug 21, 2010
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I’m surrounded by some bad women. “Bad” meaning good. Badder than the lyrics to LL Cool J’s song, “I’m Bad” or Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal,” forward leaning dance move. “You know I’m bad. I’m bad. You know it. Shum-on.

My entourage of bad women provides me with professional, emotional, and spiritual advice on a daily basis. My BFF’s match Urban Dictionary’s definition of “Bad Ass.” What makes them so bad is that they keep it real, hold my hand through tough times, and make me feel like I’m the “baddest” of them all.

Around my girls, I’m lifted higher than a flyer on top of a vertical cheerleading pyramid; suspended in mid-air not afraid to fall. It’s during both difficult and glorious times in your life that you realize the importance of being around people who have your back 100%.

I challenge you to surround yourself with some “bad women.” Kick those women that weigh you down emotionally and physically to the curb. Tell them you don’t need their extra baggage in your life. Circle yourself around women that make you shine. Positioning yourself with great women will only lead you to the top, and push you to greatness.


About Sojourner Marable Grimmett

Sojourner Marable Grimmett has a BA in communications from Clark Atlanta University and an MA in media studies from Pennsylvania State University. She is a stay-at-work mom and her experience in higher education spans over 10 years working in student services and enrollment management. Sojourner previously worked at CNN, Georgia Public Television, and as an AmeriCorp member at Harvard University’s Martin Luther King Jr. after-school program. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Roland and two young sons, Roland Jay and Joshua. Visit her blog and follow her on twitter.


4 Responses to “Bad, Bad Women”

  1. PrimeJunta says:

    Yeah, fuck the weak. Let them take care of themselves, so the strong can raise each other to ever higher heights.

    Seriously, WTF?

  2. Hi PrimeJunta – Thanks for the post. I wrote the article to encourage women to strive to reach their fullest potential. Sometimes people can weigh you down from reaching your goals and ultimate calling in life. Best – Sojourner

  3. warriorsaint says:

    Love it! But what else would you expect from someone who's moniker is warriorsaint? I believe strength and vulnerability can exist in the same person.

  4. Stefanie says:

    Very true. Want I find the most challenging is kicking people to the curb. Sometimes I feel we should grow apart rather than me forcing them away. What do you think?