It's a shame that our women/girls have to deal with men/boys who think women/girls are "supposed to be silent". Jameis Winston say he used "poor word choice", I'm OK with that because we all have S.H.I.N.E. (Stuff Happens It's Not The End) moments. But, there are still men/boys out there who feel this way. I don't have daughters, but I can guarantee you they would be raised just as fearless as my sons. They would probably be more confident than my sons, because I would know exactly what they were up against. They would know that they are more than just a pretty face to use as a prop. With that being said, I want to thank all the men in my life who support me. I started #SHINE IN 2014 and it was a man who helped me design my logo and introduced me to platforms to host my website. Another man who encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone - not by telling me, but by showing me. Another man who made sure my conference had speakers, a venue, and vendors. Another man who secured the venue and helped with setup. Other men who bought tickets to sponsor womenand donated products and time, because they believed in women #SHINING. Men who call or text just to say, "I see you and support what you are doing. Let me know how I can help". Men who see the vision for #SHINE way before I do. I can't forget my 2 sons who live in their #SHINE gear, and encourage me when I want to quit. I often talk about the women who make #SHINE run, but today I want to say thank you to all the men. Not only do you help me #SHINE in my business, but also in my personal life. Because of you, a man that doesn't support women having a voice or shining is just not an option. You guys set the bar high!! I'm not going to put you on blast, but feel free to get your #Shineon in the comments. Most of you won't because that's just not you, but know I LOVE YOU and this is bigger than me. REAL MEN LIKE TO SEE WOMEN SHINE!!!