On June 23rd, 2012 I had the honor of attending Hip Hop 4 Life’s Shades of Beauty Women Of Inspiration Brunch & Awards Ceremony at Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus). Founder Tamekia Flowers-Holland spearheads this annual fundraising event to recognize and honor phenomenal women and girls who have positively impacted their community, personify self-esteem and self-respect, and continue to be an inspiration to girls everywhere.
Needless to say I was inspired by all 150 women and girls who attended along with the honorees including Michaela Angela Davis, Adrienne White (Disney), and radio personality Deja Vu (WBLS). One of the key takeaways that I must share with all of you is “do not be afraid to blow up your life”. During the ceremony each of us were giving a balloon and instructed to put all of our energy and breathe into it so it will become so large that it will burst! This exercise served as the perfect analogy for life – use everything you have within to make your dreams balloon into reality!
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