On my way to the event Young, Fabulous & Female which has held at the W Hotel here in Buckhead, Atlanta.
|On my way|
|Me & Adaeze|
|No pic is complete without goofy pics|
I had a media pass to this lovely event on February 22nd. Then my camera decided to die, this is the last event from my regular point & shoot camera, before I started using my dslr. I decided to finally insert the memory card into my laptop because I promised my twin Adaeze that I'd show her the pictures i took & they weren't in deleted camera space. Pictures are from before the event, and he schmoozing after the event.
|The pic didn't come out well, but they had lots of food samplers|
|Ran into my buddy blogger Kendall from Just A Girl who was representing Black Hair Media|
|Adaeze being interviewed|
|One of the panelists being interviewed, take a closer look below|
|now that's badass! (I might have gone sockless though)|
|Also bumped into my buddy Dewayne, from FlyGuyChronicles & editor at RollingOut magazine.|
This event was really lovely. It was a forum hosted by Jacque Reid (BET Anchor & was on let's talk about pep), Terri J. Vaughn (actress), Beverly Bond (from Black girls rock, DJ, and former model), Tracey Ferguson and Taj George, All successful black females. Majority of them are in the entertainment industry, and they talked about the about how people they all worked hard to get to the top, but people seem to think success comes over night & that there's an easy recipe.
I went in blank, I really had no idea what this would be, and apart from the target goodies, pictures, & miss jessie's curly pudding i left with, I learned this:
What makes you fabulous?
- - The flaws you have gotten over & conquered.
- - Resilience.
- - Self esteem is a constant process, and you can always grow it. Ain't that right! There will always be people trying to tear us down knowingly or unknowingly! The media also helps, and worst of all, we are our own worst critiques. Self esteem is definitely a process.
- - Check out the justin beiber movie. Everyone has to work hard for what they want, it's not overnight for most people. This reminds me Oprah said luck doesn't exist, and defines it as when preparation meets opportunity. So always be prepared & work hard.
- - When you want to win, you've got to put in the work and that's a key to success. "A man without a dream and no plan, is a man with a wish" - Beverly Bond
- - People want instant gratification. We sometimes have to wait a long time for success and we need to get used to saying no. Don't just quit when people turn your dreams down, keep pushing. (but please take this advice with some sense, don't go try to talk to your dream musician or girl and when they turn you down you keep trying cuz that's asking for jail time. I mean in terms of a career & passion)
- - even when you get to where you've dreamt of, maintaining is hard.
|then off to Twist to grab a super late dinner|