We had the good fortune of connecting with Cathy Webb and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cathy, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
When we hear a person’s name, we typically recall a few values or ideals they represent, or goals they’ve accomplished which created a new pathway for others. Or something that continues to leave a footprint for generations to learn from and continue expanding upon. For me, I would love to be remembered as someone whose life and actions demonstrated living out the concept of personal freedom by encouraging females to just be. By this, I mean creating, living according to, and never downplaying their own standards for how they represent themselves in this time and space known as Life. It is our mission to identify, use, and amplify our voices in every opportunity; even when we believe no one is listening, no one cares, or we have no idea what to say. We must become comfortable with making our presence known! When my time has come full circle, I hope to be remembered as a woman who linked arms with other confident sisters who strolled across the planet and made the world stand up and take notice!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Everything for my life changed the moment I stopped wearing wigs and began to enter the world as a beautiful bald woman! Yes, you read that correctly! I have been bald since 1997 due to Alopecia but only out in the world bald since 2013. That day in May turned my world upside down and inside out…in a fantastic way! This keeps me excited about me everyday! Being an author/independent publisher of five books and operating a professional speaking business while maintaining a home/marriage and raising 2 children was not an easy task. My first two books were released in 2015 with one book released each year for the next three years. Within the covers of each are personal stories, some of which my family was unaware of. Being open and willing to sharing intimate and personal details from your past is never easy but sometimes necessary. My experiences have only highlighted what was already known. For example, sharing my experiences helped to cleanse my soul and I truly believe they will help others do the same. Also, when I present at colleges, universities, and events, being a bald woman allows others to relate to my message of self-love and self-confidence. My brand and story represents natural beauty, which is always in style and lets you create your own signature look…
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Wow! This is a bit of a challenging question as I am closer to being an introvert. A little odd, I know but true. I have been in the state of Georgia for a little more than six years so I will give it a shot. With a bestie in town, we would definitely check out Stonecrest Mall (mainly to see what is playing at the theater), head over towards Slutty Vegan a few times, and then walk it off with a stroll along the Michelle Obama Trail. The rest of the time we would probably be relaxing at my place catching up.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
This goes out to my daughter Andrea and my son Malcolm. They helped me recognize my need for self-acceptance early in my personal journey. Also, to my husband Jeffrey who allowed me the space and time to discover what I wanted to do with this newfound direction in life. Finally to Steven, Keith, Jessica, Sunny, Christina, Simone, and everyone else who supported me during the highs and lows, this is for you…
Jasmine Norwood, Dr. Cheryl Jefferson, Andrea Webb