I am a visually racially ambiguous, bespectacled, naturally curly haired and eccentric female blogger. I believe in female empowerment, the dismantling of systems of injustice, the destruction of labels, and self-love. A true renaissance soul, I can’t see myself limited to just one path and I constantly seek new experiences.
I am passionate about people learning and realizing their own self-worth and power. Not allowing anyone to label you from their own limited perspective or preconceptions. I ultimately hope to encourage and inspire others to discover themselves and let go of the doubt keeping them from living out their authentic selves.
WHY THE NAME?
I AM SHEP, short for Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was one of my favorite pharaohs and one of the few women to take on the mantle of pharaoh during Ancient Egyptian times.
Despite her successful rule and ability to usher in an over twenty year reign of prosperity in Egypt, it seemed as if her succesors attempted to erase her name from history in a process known as damnatio memoriae. Her name was scratched from most surfaces and ommitted from many of the ancient accounts.
Ancient Egyptians believed that uttering the name of a departed one allows the ren, or part of their soul, to live on. In effect, those who followed her were attempting to make her forgotten. and so to honor her memory, I call myself Hatshepsut. In order to help her soul live on.
Thank you for visiting!