NOTE TO VIEWERS:
Hi, I am Giadha, the guinea pig in the video, and thank you for taking the time to check out our progressive project and reading this.
I wanted to share a few words of caution as I know from experience how this type of projects may be misconstrued without the proper context.
This project is not about me, I am not trying to launch a movie career nor sing my praises. Truth is that it is extremely scary to put yourself out there this way, but I sincerely believe that the only way to truly engage people to think about these topics in new and meaningful ways is to open up, be brutally honest, and provide a naked look at how things REALLY are for many of us women trying to balance love and career. As of now, I do not know anyone else willing to expose herself so publicly for this particular cause, and so here you have me.
I would like to add that in reality this project is not mine at all. The project belongs to the dozens of amazing female entrepreneurs friends of mine who opened up and shared THEIR challenges with me, allowing each of us to realize that married or single, with or without children, 23 or 43, white, black, and everything in between, we are ALL stressed, exhausted and utterly confused about how exactly we are supposed to choose between, let alone balance, love and career.
I hope you will treat this project as what it sincerely is, an attempt to voice things that need to be talked about, to share genuine anecdotes that will validate some of our experiences and make us laugh, and most importantly, as something born of a strong desire to kickstart dialogue and discussion.