I received am email from Ziera Shoes recently and the by-line was “we’re searching for women who empower others through their amazing spirit … Unstoppable Women”. It was one of those deflective “who me” moments.
Mother Theresa was unstoppable – she worked tirelessly for the needy through ill-health . Oprah is unstoppable – she has built a media empire from poor beginnings. Queen Elizabeth is unstoppable – she is 90 years old and has dedicated her life to ruling a Kingdom through the most turbulent of times, all while consistently looking immaculate.
Me? Well, my life is manic but exhilarating. On a daily basis, I am running between school runs, the office, fashion showings, the grocery store, photo shoots and family gatherings. I keep a clean house, manage a demanding legal practice and focus on raising my two beautiful children in an academia-strong environment.
But what most people don’t know is that I suffer from a debilitating mobility condition which renders me completely useless on some days. The disorder is dubbed “CMT” and it essentially means that I have weakening muscles in my feet which results in many, many physical challenges. Shoes are my kryptonite! Wearing comfortable shoes and avoiding debilitating pain in my feet by the days-end is something I scarcely believed possible.
Enter Ziera Shoes! Not only does Ziera make a gorgeous, high quality shoe; there is that ever-practical aspect to each pair that lives up to the demands of my lifestyle (without the need for orthotics). A fashionable, comfort shoe with soft cushioning and hi-fashion street-cred! There’s something else I scarcely believed possible!
Thank you Ziera for helping me achieve the extraordinary every day. Unstoppable? Perhaps!
GIVEAWAY: IS THERE AN UNSTOPPABLE WOMAN IN YOUR LIFE?
Day after day, is she achieving great things and doesn’t let anything stand in her way? Is it your mum, your sister, your daughter, your partner or best friend?
Whomever it might be, nominate her and give her a helping hand to recognise her ambition so that she can also be the best version of herself.
To win one of five prizes of $2,500 plus five pairs of shoes to give them a helping hand. You can nominate as many unstoppable woman as you like. Each time you nominate, you’ll also go into the draw to win one of 100 pairs of shoes, one for you and one for the person you nominate.