Who are you?
My name is Sandra “nook” Wicks. I am, Strong, Empowered, and Classy!
What do you do?
I am a writer and a poet!
What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about life, being a mother, My God, and using my words to change the world. I’ve came to the conclusion, if you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. When I leave this earth, I want people to remember me for doing something I love; using my gift from God to help others.
Strength refers to the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power; vigor; mental power, force; moral power, firmness, courage; power by reason of influence, authority, resources, numbers, etc. What makes you strong? Tell us how it strengthens you.
My strength comes from the Lord. Everything I have experienced in this life rather good or bad has only made me stronger. “Only the strong survive” is what people say but most people don’t even understand the meaning of those words. You never know how strong you really are until God breaks you down. You either have the choice to stay down or literally fight your way through the situation and I’m like Muhammad Ali, I always choose to fight.
Empowerment refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social, educational, gender, or economic strength of individuals and communities. Where does your sense of empowerment derive from?
My empowerment derives from the people before me. I always think about how my ancestors died and fought for our freedom and my generation is currently acting like fools. Don’t get me wrong, I am imperfect and I have done some things that I am not proud of but at some point you have to change for the better. I just don’t understand how we came from strong individuals with morals and pride; Kings and Queens and we are acting like slump. We choose to embrace ignorance instead of learning things for ourselves. Reading empowers you; it opens your mind to possibilities that you didn’t even know were possible.
Classy refers to being elegant, stylish; having or reflecting high standards of personal behavior; admirably skillful and graceful. How important is it to maintain a sense of class in your life or field?
The way you look and carry yourself says a lot about who you are. Clothes are cool and accessories are too but confidence is the key to it all. My mother use to tell me and my siblings that if you want to make it in this world you have to learn how to sell yourself. Know your strengths and weaknesses and play the cards right, that you were dealt. The classiest thing about an individual is when they are being themselves.
I’m proud of who God is molding me to be. There are still things that I need to change but I am overjoyed to know that I’m not the person I use to be. Everyday I strive to be a better person! A better daughter, mother, and friend. I set goals that will not only improve my life but others that are around me. I chose to walk with God instead of going down my own path. At times, it gets hard and it is so easy to decide to be apart of this world that was giving to me but as I look back at what God has brought me through, I know that there are greater things coming my way as long as I keep on the path that I’m going.
If you had the opportunity to speak for the masses, what would you say?
If I had to talk to a mass of people, I would let them know that it is okay to be you, to be different, and to be unique. Whether people understand you or not, always choose to be you and not blend in with other people. The older I get the more I learn that people think it’s uncool to be different but why even care what others think? We are all dealing with sin and temptation and no one is perfect. Society has us seeking perfection and it doesn’t exist. We lack originality and it saddens me because I know God has given everyone a gift to share with the world.
Thank you for visiting www.janethangproductions.com. Be on the look out for more sources of inspiration from The Strong, Empowered, & Classy Project each week! We are truly thankful for Sandra’s participation in sharing her empowering story with us. Be sure to take heed of her powerful message and embrace your true self because what makes you different is also what makes you special. Don’t forget to share Sandra Wick’s perspective of strength, empowerment, and class with your friends and family!
-Always Remember to Stay Inspired! – @MsJaneThang
@MsJaneThang is actually Kristen Hayman, the founder of Jane Thang Productions, LLC. She is a Strong, Empowered & Classy young woman that writes poetry and stories that speak to the heart.