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2nd Annual G.L.A.M Conference RECAP!

Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on September 10, 2011 at 9:55 PMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Commentscomments (0)

Last Friday night was amazing! We hosted over 60 girls at our 2nd Annual G.L.A.M ( Gifted Laides with Authentic Minds) Pajama conference from 7pm-7am. Miss Chicago 2009/ Miss Cook County 2010 Ms Imani Josey did a fanstatic job of kicking the party off right with an impsirational message on beauty and self-worth! That was the spark we needed to propel this event to another level. 


We had sessions on Relationships, Pain, Forgivness and bouncing back from past mistakes. These girls were real, beautiful, and tremendously talented. Seeing their strength and hearing their stories inspired and motivated me to keep going  with our mission of bringing back that "good girl" look by empowering young ladies 365 days a year! Some of these girls have been dealt a bad hand, but they had the strength to keep moving forward. I was changed by every story, moved by every testimony, and smile they sent my way!



The highlight of the night was the Talent Show! These girls had skills. Singing, Dancing, and Comedy was flowing. Dwanye Wade wasn't lying when he said Chicago has talent! Congrats to Amiya Crockrom for winning the talent show with a soulful rendition of " I give my self away".


At 3am we were knee deep in Back to School prayer and it was awesome! Check out our Facebook page and albums on this site for pictures of the event! 


Every year this event gets bigger and better and I will leave you with these final words. "To God be The Glory, and the BEST is yet to come!


Thanks to all of our sponsors, mentors, and volunteers! Your help and support was invaluable!



Tracey S



2nd Annual 365 Girl Pajama Conference a " Pink Carpet Affair" is in 7 Days!

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on August 26, 2011 at 5:45 PMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (2)

The 365 Girl Foundation has be been having a fantastic month! Earlier in the month we received a letter from the White House, and now we are gearing up for the 2nd Annual City Wide Pajama Conference. This year's theme is 365 Girl presents the G.L.A.M girls! Gifted Ladies with Authentic Minds. This year our featured guest will be Ms Chicago 2009 and Ms Cook County 2010. We are expecting over 100 girls and the event will be FREE to all attendees!

The conference will include healing sessions on Pain-Forgivness, Journaling classes, A "Rock Out" Session, Career Coaching...this will be a 12 hour life changing event for these young ladies and we are in great anticiptation!

Date: September 2nd, 2011

Time: 7pm-7am

RSVP: [email protected]

Address:2976 S Wabash Ave

                Chicago IL,  ( Campus of Mt Carmel Missionary Baptist Church


7 Day coundown! Go!

Want to help. Click the Donate tab!



Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor

Founder & Author

Praise for 365 Girl World!

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on July 24, 2011 at 5:25 PMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (0)

To God be the Glory for all the wonderful things He hath done! Our first episode of our new blog talk radio aired last week and I want to cry with joy everytime I think about how amazing it was! S/0 to my co-host Michele Taylor ( The Advocate), Shayla Courtney (The Heiress) and my baby sister ( Tia Hawkins). These young ladies rocked it!  I am in awe of the amazing and terrific hearts and desire these young ladies have to want to make a difference! We went in on Black Women and the roles and personalites we portray in reality TV. The episode was so much fun we almost missed the cut of time! 

The Chat room was on fire! S/O to our amazing followers, new fans, and friends for keeping it real in our blog chat room! The Callers were engaged and God just came in and took over!

What a night! I can't wait until this Tuesday night when we talk about the vh1 tv series "Singles Ladies" and dating in 2011!

Show starts at 930 EST, 830CST and 630PST. Don't miss out! 

It's official! 365 Girl World Blog Talk Radio Show launches Tuesday!

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on July 15, 2011 at 1:40 PMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (0)

I am so excited about this phase in the 365 Girl Foundation's life! Our first episode of our new Tuesday night Blog Talk Radio 365 Girl World will air on July 19th at 930 CST, 1030pm EST, and 730pm West Coast! Log in...Follow us on Twitter (@365GirlWorld...like our FaceBook Fan Pages! Get involved! The first show is Black Women in Reality TV! Believe me you won't want to miss it! 4 amazing and unique host...different personalities...great dialogue! Join in!


365 Girl World new weekly Radio Show!

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on June 16, 2011 at 4:47 AMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (0)

It is raining blessings in the 365 Girl World! Our new weekly blog talk radio 365 Girl World will kick off in the next few weeks! I couldn't wait to share this amazing news! I am so excited! I can't wait! More details to follow, but the weekly show will be hosted by:


Ultimate 365 Girl- Author Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor (Chicago-LA)

Howard Alumni's finest -Michele Taylor (Chicago)

The Heiress- Shayla Courtney (VA)

Princess T- Tia Hawkins (Chicago)


This show will be a real approach to helping young ladies achieve and become the women and leaders of tomorrow! The line up is amazing. Real Talk...Real Issues...Real Host...Real Guests!

Stay Tuned!

Follow the show and page on FB (365 Girl) and Twitter(365GirlWorld)!



365 Girl will be featured in the Chicago Defender!

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on June 16, 2011 at 4:42 AMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (0)

Chicago stand up! I am so excited my 365 Girl Foundation will be featured in the Chicago Defender newspaper! There will be a write up on 365 Girl in a few of the upcoming issues of the Chicago Defender running throughout the summer! My hometown has shown me so much love! I can't wait for you guys to read the piece! Go out and get it! Support! 



The Ultimae 365 Girl

Tracey Sydnor!


Finish Strong!

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on June 4, 2011 at 4:35 PMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (0)

This is one of the hardest times of year for most of you. It is the time when Summer is coming fast, but not fast enough. It is so beautiful outside and the last place you want to be is in school or at home doing homework. That sun and fun is calling your name and you would rather be outside than inside studying and handling your business. My advice is finish like you started. Dig in and push yourself to stay focused. Summer last for three to four months, but you only get one chance to get those A's this semester. You have one chance to cram for finals to make sure you solidfy your grades. I know it is hard,  We have all been there, but having those grades in order will ensure that you have a stress free summer, a well deserved rest from a challenging and stellar year.


Harvard won't care that you were tired, it was hot, and you wanted to hang with your friends. They are looking for excellence. I am proud of you guys for getting this far. STAY FOCUSED! You are almost there! You got this! Another few weeks and this will all be over, but right now...study..study...study. It will pay off. Trust me when you are a college graduate with a great job, beautiful car, and nice house. You will be glad you did! FINISH STRONG!



"Ultimate 365 Girl"

Tracey S


Sidekick...I don't think so!

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on April 28, 2011 at 4:34 AMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (1)

"Every good superhero needs a sidekick" is the statement Lebron James made about his long time girlfriend and baby's mother in a recent quote mentioned in Essence. This comment distrurbed me on so many levels. The arrogance of this man to call himself a super hero first, and in the same breath treat his girl with so much disrespect. There is nothing "super" about being a jerk. I don't care how good you can play ball.


Be careful how you let the boys or men in your life label you. Shawty,Chick,Sidekick, and Hoe are not the new; girlfriend, babe, and boo. Make the boys in your life respect you. Allowing them to call you anything but beautiful, gorgeous, and sweetheart start a trend of disrespect that is hard to come back from.


You bring a lot to the table. You are smart, funny, and amazing! You deserve to be respected. Never date any one who doesn't think enough of you to take you out. Make sure all of your dates are not restricted to being stuck in the house. Watching a movie or chilling at home is cool sometimes, but make that boy plan some dates!


Don't be afraid to check anyone who can't call you by your name or refers to you as an after thought. Make them make you a priority! Titles don't define you, but they are important! Boys only do what you allow them to in a relationship. Make them treat you like the princess we all know that you are!


The "Ultimate 365 Girl"


Tracey S


Demand Excellence!

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on March 24, 2011 at 5:13 AMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (0)

The people that come into your life are suppose to add joy. They should make you better and gas you up when you are feeling run down. Your friends should be the type of girls who can be trusted with your secrets. They should be the first to defend you when others are hating on you. Be the person you can call on anytime of the night because you had a bad day or just need to talk...maybe even cry. They should have some encouraging words or at least be able to make you laugh! One of my best friends in the world...is someone I met because we liked the same guy. It is crazy how once we realized he wasn't worth our time or energy we realized just how much we really had in common, We have been down like four flat tires ever since. We are married with kids now and I can call her at ANY time of the day or night if I needed too, and I know that she would be there. I met her when I was 11. Search your current friend list and make sure that girls you call your "friends" actually deserve that title.


Don't surround yourself with people who do NOT have your best interest at heart. Never date a boy who doesn't think enough of you to take you out. A boy who can't take the time to plan and pay for a date...isn't really worth your time. It's not about the money it is about the thought. He can take you to the 3 dollar movie, but make him plan an actual outing. Boys these days are a little to comfortable when trying to get your attention. Make them work for it. Make him have enough respect for you to come at you with style and flair. Make him step  his game up when he deals with you. Rethink what you will tolerate. Never accept a boy calling you out of name. Your mother did not name you "shawty", make him come correct. The "Ike and Tina"  thing is definetly not the right answer. It is never ok to for a boy to hit you. The cycle of abuse stops here. Make that boy respect and treat you like the amazing girl you are. You are smart, talented, and gorgeous make him respect your swag! Demand excellence from your friends and boyfriends...trust me, the ones that are worth it  will rise to the occasssion.

Love you-

The Ultimate 365 Girl

Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor (365 Girl Author)

Check your life style!

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on March 12, 2011 at 12:10 PMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (0)

This tragedy that happened in Japan could happen anywhere. I am praying for the entire region. I know that God will help them through this difficult time. Times like this should force you to re-evaluate your life and the people in it. Life is too short to indulge in people and activites that you will be ashamed of later.


Your life is your legacy. Your legacy and reputation is all you have. What do you want people to say or remember about you when you die? I want to be remembered as a change agent. A woman with a heart, purpose, and most of all someone who came and made the world a better place by the time I left.


Making a lot of money is cool...but the ultimate goal for this life is to help and be there for others! Your whole life should be a testimony or an example of what can happen when you truly love and care for others. Be that girl that everyone loves to see coming. Check that attitude of entitlement and believing this world owes you something. It doesn't! Life is a gift from God and everyday you are blessed enough to wake up and get a chance to make a difference you should! Never take any moment of this life for granted...as Japan...Hurricane Katrina...and 911 has taught us...you never know when it will be your time to go!


Live like there is no tommorow, but plan for the future so when the chance comes for you to realize and accomplish your wildest dreams! You are READY! Let's Go!


Love the...

Ultimate 365 Girl,

Tracey Sydnor





Getting Your Swag Back!

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on February 10, 2011 at 4:44 AMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (0)

You broke up with that guy that you have been dating for the past two months, and honestly it has knocked you off your square. That spark , smile, and confident swagger seems to be missing since the breakup. There are two reasons that happens. First, you lost sight of the fact that you are beautiful whether you are single or in a relationship. You are NEVER alone. At any given time you are always in a relationship with God and yourself.


Loving yourself is not always automatic. Take the time everyday to smile at yourself in the mirror. Flirt a little with that gorgeous amazing girl smiling back at you. You have to realize what you are worth. Recognize that you are sweet, smart, gorgeous, unique, and talented and that makes you the bomb,com. Take the time to see the best in you!


Second, you have to realize that your swag never comes from the opinions of others it comes from how you see and carry yourself. That guy saw something in you that made him approach you to begin with. He saw how special you were from day one, that is why he was sweating. Always remember that...you are unquie and amazing and any guy is lucky to have you. Girls who are beatuful inside and out are a rare breed, so take the time to make sure your inside matches your outside.


Find out what colors look good on you and work those colors. Every girl has at least one signature color...work it! Girl you have everything you need to bounce back...you just need to tap into it. Pull out those jeans that fit perfectly, get those lips glossed up, and get back out there. No guy is worth losing your swag...you are way too special for that! Go hang out at the mall or bowling alley with your girls, you will feel like yourself again in no time! 


Ultimate 365 Girl out!


Tracey Sydnor

365 Girl Author

Opening those closed doors...

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on February 7, 2011 at 5:03 AMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (0)

At your age a closed door could be not making the team, not getting the solo, or losing that school election. Let me caution you to take the attitude that every closed door may not be locked. The door could simply be stuck and need you to "jiggle the handle" and push a little harder.


Your response to that closed door will determine what kind of person you are. You want to be the type of girl that handles a no with a smile. Your attitude in these situations tell people a lot about you. If you don't make the team, but when you are told you keep smiling and thank them for their time. When their star gets hurt or has to start a new job and can't play, the first call to fill that hole on the team will go to you.


Sometimes that closed door is just a test and your attitude and reaction will determine whether that door was closed and locked or just temporarily stuck and requires a little extra push. Keep pushing! Be that girl with unstoppable determination! That is what makes women great! That amazing ability to be able to take a no with so much grace it turns into a yes in the future. First lady Obama didn't get to where she is dwelling on a no...I guarantee you she kept pushing until the door opened.


My advice to you is never be afraid of a no, just keep your attitude in check and let the world know you are a class act even in defeat or rejection, so that when that door stops sticking you can walk in!


Tracey Sydnor

365 Girl Author


Plan A failed now what...

Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on January 19, 2011 at 4:06 PM Delete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (0)

Even the best laid plans fail sometimes. What do you do when that happens? You scream, breathe, pray and re-group. There is always a reason why.  You have to get back on the saddle pull yourself together and Keep it moving! I know that is easier said than done, but trust me...you can do it! Overachievers usually plan all the time and 50% of those plans are not executed the way we plan it, but as long as keep trying you will eventually reach the your destination, even if you have a to take two detours and a u-turn.


Those detours are often times for you re-group and make adjustments to the plan. Most of the time those adjustments are the key to making the plan work. Stop getting so angry when your Plan A fails...Plan G( God) is always better and you might be surprised at how well it turns out. The only time a plan truly fails...is when you fail to plan.


Tracey Sydnor

Author& Founder

365 Girl 

Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor author 365 Girl on Teen Love tonight!

Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on January 14, 2011 at 11:04 AM Delete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (0)

Hello 365 Girl Family!


Happy New Year! Join me on Teen Love Radio Tonight at 8pm PST( 10pm CST, 11pm EST). The show will air for one hour and we will be discussing teenage girls, self-esteem, and relationships! I can't wait. Make sure you tune in Spread the word! You can call in or listen on line! 


Call in number is 347-677-1591

website details: www.blogtalkradio.com/teen-love-radio

Call in time 8pm PST(10pm CST, 11pm EST)

No Limits!

Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on December 9, 2010 at 4:56 AM Delete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (0)

As we get ready to say goodbye to 2010, take a minute to reflect on all the amazing things that have happened to you this year! Think and be thankful for everything that you have been able to get accomplished. This year has definitely come with some ups and downs, but you made it through and you should be proud. Write down a list of blessings and accomplishments! I bet you will be overwhelmed with gratitude.


2011 is coming like an express train, so pull out your pen and paper and start preparing. Write down 3 goals that you want to get accomplished over the next year, Make the goals realistic, but challenge yourself! Don't just say I want to get good grades...say you want to make all A's. You may have had some rough years in school and for some reason you have lost hope that getting straight A's is even possible. I want you to look at things differently in 2011. Realize that you start every semester off with an A in every subject your job is to maintain it! Sounds a whole lot easier to keep an A than to have to work up to it...right?


Make this the year you get rid of all of the negativity, don't just say I am going to work on my attitude. Think about what aspects of your attitude you truly want to change. Think about all of the people that you call your friends today...are those people you plan on keeping around next year. Do they bring out the best in you?


2011 is the year for you to demand more! All of you are beautiful young ladies who truly rock...take the limits off and raise your bar for excellence. There are no limits to what you can accomplish when you put your mind to it!


Let's Go!!!!


Love you all,


Tracey Hawkins Sydnor


Pretty Girl Rocking!

Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on November 27, 2010 at 12:28 PM Delete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (0)

The holidays are here and for most of us this is our favorite time of year! This is our chance to show the world how fly we really are! The malls have new sales almost every day and we put extra special effort to make sure we are all sparkled up with lip gloss, perfume, and bedazzled clothes! I love it! I am also loving Keri Hilson's new song..."Pretty Girl Rock"! This song is a "grown up" version of "Whip my Hair" and so in line with EVERYTHING that 365 Girl stand for! Every girl is beautiful in her own way! 


The key to this whole movement is about knowing and believing that you are fly, gorgeous,  beautiful, and stop accepting anyone treating you any different! There is a whole section in the book dedicated to physical affirmations... declaring on a daily basis that you are beautiful! The more you say it the more you believe it! The more you live it! The more you demand from the boys and friends in your life. 


This song also addresses the issue of girls hating other girls...three words... SO OVER IT! Every girls brings something unique to the table. No two girls have the same look unless they are identical twins and even then there are subtle differences that make them unique. Embrace the idea that beauty is only skin deep and although I am always reinforcing the need for us to recognizing and believing in your outer beauty, that means nothing when you are a mess and ugly on the inside. If the only way you can make yourself look good is putting down other down, you are in a bad state. Always remember that true beauty can be seen inside and out! 


Let's get our 365 Girl Pretty Girl Rock on! " All eyes on me when I walk in...No question that this girls a ten...Don't hate cuz I am beautiful"...sing Ms Keri H! 365 Girl family is "pretty rocking" with you!


Keep It Moving!

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on November 10, 2010 at 12:55 PMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Commentscomments (1)

Things don't always work out the way we plan. It would be so easy for us as young ladies to just get mad and give up. Giving up is NEVER an option! You are too intelligent, creative, and beautiful. Never let a closed door be the end of your pursuit. This just means they stop wasting your time, and you can move on to get your yes!


Rejection is an unpleasant but very real part of life. Never be afraid to try because you fear rejection. No one got to greatness in life being afraid of  putting themselves out there because they are scared of getting rejected. If and when that happens what makes you different and fabulous is your ability to dust yourself off, whip that hair, and get back up and try again.


If you didn't make the Cheerleading squad there is always Majorette or dance team. If you didn't get the lead in the play, be the best understudy you can be. Your time is coming! The boy you like likes another girl ( he must need glasses) he is not the only boy in school! I am not underestimating the sting of these things because when they happen they do hurt, and sometimes mess with your head for a day. I am just challenging you to limit your sulking to one day and Keep it Moving! When you look back on your life a year from now you will be glad you did!

For all of my Hair Whippers!

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on November 1, 2010 at 10:15 AMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Commentscomments (3)

Willow Smith has taken the "tween" nation by storm with the single "Whip My Hair". What does that statement mean to you? Are you taking the time to fully understand the power of whipping your hair, or do you just think the song is catchy! I agree the song although extremely repetitive has a great hook and some good swag.


Every girl should be proud to whip hair their back and forth, whether you have long hair, short hair, or no hair. This song is a part of a movement. Whipping your hair involves a great deal of confidence and sense of not caring what others think. I am in total agreement with that thought process. You want to be respected and have a great reputation, but you should not be so consumed with everybody's opinions of you that you never take chances and are too afraid to do what you really want to do in life.


Whip your hair when you get good grades! Whip your hair when you make the Basketball team! Whip your hair when you and your mom get along for a week! Whip your hair when you know you have been an awesome friend! Whip your hair for having enough courage to commit to being a virgin until you get married! Whip your hair because all the boys are sweating you because you are different than all the rest of the girls they know!


Go ahead girl; take that "pretty girl" stance and WHIP YOUR HAIR!!!!

Check Your Attitude

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on October 19, 2010 at 5:09 PMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (1)


Never underestimate the power of having a great attitude. As a Teenager I know there are so many things that bother and irritate you. You have boy troubles, skin troubles, not to mention the fact that school is really challenging at this stage in your life. For most of you, arguing with your parents about clothes, boys, school, and hair are almost a daily thing. Try your best to cut that down to once a week. 




I understand that your body is changing and quite honestly you are beginning to test the waters in areas you never even thought about as a kid. The fact still remains that you are a young lady, and although I know you have it all figured out, your parents, counselors, teachers, and mentors are there to help you. They have been where you are. Times are different but the core parts of the game are still the same.



Think about why your mom is insisting that you wear your hat over your freshly done hair. Simple...she doesn't want you to get sick. Although that is the last thing on your mind at your age because you are pretty healthy, she may be on to something. Your teacher making you raise your hand before you speak might just teach you the type of discipline that you need to succeed in corporate America later on.



Having a bad attitude and always sucking your teeth, talking under your breath, and rolling your eyes does not make you look more grown. It is not a free pass into the "cool girls" club. Everything can't make you that upset that you have a permanently plastered frown on your face. Lighten up girl! Trust me the older you get the more problems and issues you are going face and experience. Save those frown lines for your later years! Get that Keke Palmer fresh "good girl" smile on! You are way too young and fly to take life so seriously at your age. Enjoy your youth! Being a teen only happens once. Slow down and enjoy not paying bills and living with your parents. It won't be so cool at  age 25.You will be grown soon enough...that is when the real drama startssmile!








365 Girl Book Headed to the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Mentoring Weekend in ATL

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on October 14, 2010 at 5:09 PMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (1)

Look at God!  My book 365 Girl is heading to the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Self-Esteem/Mentoring weekend in ATL Oct 22-24 to be added to the souvenir bags. Want to help with sending the books and get a tax deduction? Click the donate tab. The books are $10 and you can help by donating in ANY increment. 30 more books to go reach the goal...Let’s go! Deadline is Oct 15th!


This is great cause the event will have 100 girls present!





Never Stop Doing You!

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on October 8, 2010 at 4:20 PMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (0)

Never Stop Doing You!


Do you know that you were made to be different? You were not designed to be like anyone else. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You were designed to be an original. Being you is fabulous! Being you is amazing! Being and doing you causes envy and confused admirers (haters). The gift you have been given to sing, dance, write, dress (yes, being able to put together a terrific outfit is a true talent), and paint is special and unique.  Nobody can do what you do you like you do it. There may be some phenomenal singers, but their gift ,although amazing, is nothing like your talent. I am sure you know girls who can REALLY dance, but people who watch you dance maybe overwhelmed with your move placements, grace, body language, and energy. Don't underestimate the power of being self assured. When you step on the stage, in front  of the class, or just hanging with your girls be bold and confident. There is nothing better than you doing your thing.


There is no reason to be envious of other girls or women. No one can't beat you at doing you. You have the "it" factor. It may be hard to believe that others would kill for what you have, but it is true. Things you take for granted like your sense of style, ability to talk to anyone, that unique charisma that makes your friends love you is specific to your character. Be proud of who you are and all of the wonderful gifts and talents  that make you the amazing and talented young lady that you are! Never stop doing you! You are too beautiful, special, and talented to try to copy or be anyone else! Do you!


Pink Kisses,




New Blog tonight- Never Stop Doing You

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on October 7, 2010 at 3:53 PMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (0)

New article posted tonight!

Where do you find inspiration?

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on September 28, 2010 at 11:33 PMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Commentscomments (0)

Inspiration is everywhere and you will not make it to any great point of success with out some type of inspiration. I get inspired when I see young people accomplish their dreams. I get inspired every time I hear about other women raising the bar for excellence. I get inspired every time I look in the face of my two year old daughter. I want to be her example, idol, and  hero. Everything I work towards and try to accomplish is a direct result of wanting her to be proud. I get inspired watching my amazing husband exercise any of his spiritual gifts....playing...praying...teaching. I love watching how God is moving in him.


Early on in life, my baby sisters were my inspiration. I never wanted to let them down. I wanted to set the bar so high, that when they started exceeding my bars they would be setting amazingly high standards of their own. I wanted them to look at me with tears of pride in their eyes and think if I did it so can they.


Recently, I read the September Issue of Essence and was truly inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama. First lady Obama wrote an article to young women called "Be Fearless". It was a terrific article. First lady Obama spends some real time speaking to young women and passing on some of those pearls of wisdom that undoubtedly made her the amazing woman she is today! I love the fact that she is living "the dream"... happily married, Christian, a great mother, and extremely successful. 


Cory Booker is another man who serves as my inspiration. He is the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, business man, Yale Grad, but most of all he is a child of God. Here is a man who begins every day at 5am and takes the time to  read and respond to  Twitter messages from his constituents regarding fixing street lights, schools, crime, and poorly maintained streets! He is also he mayor who just preached his initial sermon. One word AWESOME!


Essence magazine, recently published an article profiling  40 women under 40. These women are really taking the limits off. I love it!


Life is too short to settle for anything less than God's best! Find some people who truly inspire you and take the limits off! There are no limits or boundaries to your life no matter who your parents are or where you grew up. You can accomplish anything!



Tracey Hawkins- Sydnor

Author 365 Girl

[email protected]

365 Girl Pajama party Re-Cap

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on September 10, 2010 at 3:37 PMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Commentscomments (1)

Wow! I am so grateful and thankful to God for making this event a reality! I had a blast getting to know each and every young lady and can't wait until next year. Special thanks to all of the mentors/group leaders for all of their time and sharing their experiences with the young ladies. Michele Taylor and Tia Hawkins set the bar for excellence with their marketing and event planning skills.


We were up for the entire 12 hours, talking, reflecting, praying, crying, posing, hugging, encouraging, and most of all loving! It was an awesome experience. Every mentor was chosen because they have a heart of God, passion for young ladies, and general belief that we can make a difference. I think we accomplished the mission! 


These girls will not be the same and neither will I!


Written by:

Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor

Author- 365 Girl


365 Girl (Chicago)City Wide Pajama Party Confirmed September 3, 2010 8pm-8am

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on August 21, 2010 at 9:07 AMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (0)




Get your daughter, niece, granddaughter, friend's daughter and, god-daughters to Ruthie B Felker Family Life Center located on the ground of the Mt Carmel Missionary Baptist Church (29th and Wabash) for a night to remember! This will be a pajama jam like no other! Great mentors, good food, good teaching, fun, fun, fun and most of it is FREE!


Can't wait to see you guys there! The target ages range is 10-18, but college kids if you are home you will love this too!!!


Details, fliers and registration links to follow! Can't wait to see you there!!!


Tracey Sydnor

365 Girl Author

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365 Girl Prayer Conference Call kicks off Aug 19th @8am EST

 Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on August 17, 2010 at 6:43 PMDelete delete   Overlays edit   Comments comments (0)


Let's get together as parents, teachers, sisters, and aunts and pray for our girls. I am excited about this time of prayer and can't wait to see the results. I have already raised my level of expectation. I believe we will hear testimonies of immediate and progressive change in the young ladies we are praying! This will be a weekly call. Let's bring back that "good girl" look!




Talk to you soon!



Call in number 209-647-1000

Participant Code 639304#

Thursdays at 7am EST, 5am CST, and 4am PST


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