Cynthia Bailey Says Real Housewives Of Atlanta Gives Women Examples Of Empowerment

July 9, 2014  |  

From The Grio 

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey made an appearance at the 20th annual Essence Festival in New Orleans over the weekend. The model/entrepreneur took part in the Essence Empowerment Panel, Our Beauty of Confidence, alongside Kim Kimble, Chenoa Maxwell, Raquel Robinson, and Soledad O’Brien. TheGrio’s Chris Witherspoon caught up with Bailey to talk about the impact Essence Magazine had on her early career as a model.

“Essence is like a second family to me. They have been supportive of my career since I was 18-years-old,” she said. “I feel like I am the Essence woman. I feel like I represent everything that Essence is about.” Bailey also discussed the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion that aired on Bravo in April and turned violent when Porsha Williams attacked Kenya Moore.Despite the violence displayed this season on RHOA, Bailey believes the reality show (headed into it’s 7th season) still empowers and inspires viewers. “I don’t condone violence on any level. That’s just not what I’m about,” Bailey said. “However, it did happen on our show. It was unfortunate. I don’t think anyone really felt good about that situation.”

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