Get a box of tissue. Teyana Taylor recently penned a beautiful letter to her daughter, Iman Tayla Shumpert, for the recent issue of FLOFFERZ.

“Since your first breath, life has become so much more,” Teyana told her daughter. “Everything makes so much sense now. You are my motivation and you bring the greatness out in me.”


Teyana went on to advise little Iman to create her own path in life. “As you grow older, you will understand that life is a long road that you cannot travel without having people pointing fingers at you,” Taylor explained. “We live in a world where people have the right to their opinions, however you have the right to refuse them as your truth. People only have as much power as you give them. Remember that.”

The celebrity mom further encouraged her daughter to “be resilient and let the rain of judgments and insults slide down your umbrella of indifference.”

Teyana ended the note by telling Iman to exude confidence and embrace diversity. “Remember that you can do and achieve anything. As long as you can see it’s real, anything is possible.”

Iman Tayla Shumpert is Teyana Taylor and husband Iman Shumpert’s only child. She celebrated her first birthday last December.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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