Womanly Words Of Wisdom: Iman

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”

 –  IMAN

And Iman Abdulmajid would know as she was one of the original precursors to the “Supermodel” era when all the black models were extra fierce! They had to be. Even though she was the daughter of a diplomat, Iman was initially packaged as some exotic creature ‘discovered’ in the Somali wilderness. Their walk was later taught to non-black models, but the spirit of a skilled, unique persona can never be duplicated.

Iman ended an earlier marriage in her youth, to find a more enduring relationship with rocker David Bowie. She has two beautiful daughters and no regrets. While she doesn’t hide it, I think most people fail to realize she’s a devout Muslim as well.

She showed us we could be more than merely beautiful when she launched her very successful cosmetics company. And she’s active on Twitter. I won’t bore you with a bio because if you don’t know about her you’ve been living under a rock. She makes being in your 50’s look good. And yes, while she has access to cosmetic procedures and the such she has always advocated healthy living. We can all tell the difference between a little tweaking here and there and the frozen death stare/dying to be thin look.

Let’s play our hand well!

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