KJ Rose, Grammy Award-Winning Performance Expert

 

Hello Beauties!💜

This Fabulous Confabulation with KJ Rose was everything!! She gave so much advice, knowledge, wisdom, and encouragement to always believe in yourself and your many talents. KJ Rose is a Grammy award-winning performance expert, and we spoke about her new book, Eight Steps To Delivering The Performance of Your Life; The Rose Effect; her transition from performer to performance coach; winning a Grammy with Lil Nas X; what makes a good performer, and so much more.

I think the overall theme of this conversation was that everyone has their own story and their own purpose. No one is going to be just like you. “No one can do the thing that you were put here to do.” So go for your dreams because all it takes is for one person to believe in you, and that person is YOU!

Comment below your favorite moment or quote in the video! 🙂

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Shirley Williams: Emmy Nominated Producer

Hello, Beauties!

Another Fabulous Confabulation.

It was so wonderful to chat with Shirley Williams, who is an Emmy nominated producer and supervising producer at Refinery29. FYI, this Fabulous Confabulation was before COVID and social distancing, so I was able to speak to her at the Refinery29 office. We chatted about what her job entails, the importance of creating your own work, her production company, Willie B. Productions, the challenges she faces being a woman of color in the industry, and so much more.

I loved that Shirley mentioned the three questions asks herself when she is feeling insecure or doubtful.

  1. What am I doing?
  2. Why am I here? For what purpose?
  3. What are my intentions?

It is super important to check in with yourself and reassure yourself that you have a purpose and are here for a reason. So when you’re feeling unsure or insecure about why you were voted to be class president in school or cast as the lead of the play, remember how hard you’ve worked and how deserving you are for all that you accomplish.

I hope you enjoy this Fabulous Confabulation with Shirley. It was super fun.

If you are interested in being a producer or director, then this video is for you!

Comment your favorite piece of advice or favorite moment in the interview!


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“Sista Chat” With Sydney and Ame

 

Hello, Beauties!

These two sisters, Sydney and Ame, are dominating on Instagram with their IG live talk show, “Sista Chat.” They have daily interviews with celebrities including, Tiffany Haddish, Angela E. Gibbs, Lucky Church, and Lexi P, and they are only 15 and 13 years old! Luckily, I had the opportunity to be interviewed on “Sista Chat” and it was so much fun!! You can check that interview out here.

Well, I was so inspired and struck by their talent and productivity while in quarantine, I had to have a Fabulous Confabulation with them on Girls with Beauty & Brains! They taught me a tik to dance, how to strike a pose for the camera, and why they feel it is important to speak out, especially now! It was such a great and wonderful interview. Sydney and Ame are so extremely talented and I can’t wait to see how high they will soar. Remember their names! Follow them and tune into “Sista Chat” on their Instagram, Sydneyamefanpage.

Sydney and Ame are truly girls with beauty and brains!

I hope you enjoyed this Fabulous confabulation!

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Founder of Rookie Magazine #TWF

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak” – Rachel Zoe. At just 11 years old, Tavi Gevinson would post pictures of her most distinctive outfits on her fashion blog, Style Rookie. What she didn’t know at the time was that her blog would lead her to her very own magazine.

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When Tavi first started her blog she would commentate on the latest fashion trends and share her fashion tips, of course. Many people were interested in this pre-teen’s ideas and opinions on fashion for she was getting about 30,000 readers a day! Her blog began to get more known and she was being asked to be interviewed by big platforms such as The New York Times. Then Tavi was getting invited to New York and Paris’ Fashion Week.

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When there is success, there are also haters and many adults would backlash Tavi Gevinson. They considered her success as gimmicky, and nitpicked her blog constantly. However, with support from family and her passion to write, Tavi didn’t let that negative energy stop her.

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She founded her own magazine, Rookie, at the age of 15. Her platform focuses on the issues impacting teenage girls, and she allows other teenage girls to write for it as well. Tavi Gevinson is now 22 years old and is still using Rookie to empower girls. Tavi’s drive and confidence have helped her become so successful at such an early age. She is a great example of a girl with beauty and brains.

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Representation in the Film/TV Industry #TWF

You might know Gina Rodriguez from her starring role in Jane the Virgin. Aside from being an amazing actress, she is also a diversity advocate. Her mission is to make more movies and shows more diverse. She is the creator of “I Can I will Productions,” which specializes in creating projects with minority and Latin representation in front of and behind the camera.JANE THE VIRGIN

 

Before Jane the Virgin, Gina had the opportunity to be cast in Lifetime’s Devious Maids. Although this job would have advanced her career, she decided to turn it down because she didn’t want to fall into the Latino stereotype of being cheap labor. The show wasn’t what Gina stood for and she felt it wasn’t right to take the part.

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Luckily that is when the show, Jane the Virgin, came along in 2014. A show Gina thought was the perfect Latino show with an abundance of Latino representation in it. The show touches on controversial issues like abortion, immigration, and racial stereotypes.

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The shows relatability got it a Golden Globe award and nominations. Gina Rodriguez won a Golden Globe for having the Best Performance in a TV Series, and in her acceptance speech, she said a beautiful speech about how the business needs more representation.

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It’s inspiring how she uses her fame as a way to help minorities so they can be starring in shows just like her. She is one of my favorite actresses as well. Gina Rodriguez is a girl with beauty and brains and is shaping the film/TV industry for the next generation of Latino actors.

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Jenny From the Block #TWT

If you were watching the VMAs last night, you will understand why Jennifer Lopez is our terrific woman this Tuesday!

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Last night, Jennifer was awarded the Vanguard Award and was the first Latina artist to accomplish that! The Vanguard Award recognizes artists who not only have a legacy in the music industry but who also give back to their community.

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Jennifer Lopez is the perfect recipient for this award being that she is always giving back. Most recently, she helped raise relief funds for Peurto Rico after hurricane Maria. She, alongside Marc Anthony and Alex Rodriguez, raised more than $35 million for Puerto Rico to help them recover. That’s incredible!

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Jennifer also gave an incredible performance last night, singing some of her biggest hits including, “Jenny From the Block” and “I’m Real (Remix).” She truly did deserve the Vanguard Award!

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Jennifer Lopez is a girl with beauty and brains!!

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Celebrity Kids Fashion Show + July’s Fabulous Confabulations

Hello, Beauties! This is a series of Fabulous Confabulations that I took at the Celebrity Kids Fashion Show when I was a red carpet correspondent! These chats are mostly on the fun side but they are also informative.

It was my first time being a red carpet correspondent so at first, I was kind of nervous. But, once I did the first interview, I realized that it is no different than doing my formal Fabulous Confabulations.

The people in this chat include Donshea Hopkins, the Dowe Twins, Madison Rosa, Brielle Whiting, Fatoumata Toure, Kaliyah Howard, Tasha Tahaj, Diansia, Taliah, Cool School of Performing Arts, and Pilar Scratch. All of their social media is listed in the video.

Enjoy and comment what your favorite part of the video is!!

The Game Changer of Feminism #TWF

You might recognize this beauty from her role in the Harry Potter series, and more recently, in  Beauty and the Beast. Although she is an actress, she is also an unapologetic feminist. Our terrific woman this Friday is Emma Watson!

In 2014 she was appointed as a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador and led a campaign called #HeforShe, which was a call for men to advocate for gender equality. Emma believes that a lot of feminist groups have also become a men hating group as well, but they shouldn’t go hand in hand. Emma acknowledged how feminism can benefit both men and women.


“We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes, but I can see that they are and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence…If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted, women won’t feel compelled to be submissive. If men don’t have to control, women won’t have to be controlled.”

Although I have never thought about it like that, Emma is right and is on the right path to making a difference. She believes if men actually join the movement and stand up to other men who aren’t treating women respectfully, it can cause a positive domino effect and change the way men view women.

Something I love about Emma is that she created a fierce feminist book club and hides books in public places for others to discover. How cool and creative is that?!

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Thank you, Emma, for continuously using your platform to speak on feminism and also teaching people what feminism is really about. Emma Watson is a girl with beauty and brains!

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Actress by day, activist by night #TWT

This beauty is known for major role in Black-ish and Grown-ish. Yup, our terrific woman this Tuesday is Yara Shahidi. 

Not only is Yara a talented and successful actress, she is also a social activist and a role model to others. Between filming episodes of Black-ish, attending award shows, and taking classes, Yara still continued to stay active and excel in high school. In school, she started Yara’s Club, an extension membership program partnered with the Young Women’s Leadership Network, which focused on “empowering the youth to defeat poverty through education.” That’s amazing how she was about to use her resources to benefit the school and her community. 

Yara has also partnered with Always on the #LikeAGirl campaign. She has always loved mathematics and the sciences so partnering with them was just another platform for her to tell her story and motivate other girls to focus on STEM subjects. 

Yara has participated in many women marches, spoke about difficult topics, inspired others, and have received awards regarding the service and work she has done. 

Yara is currently attending Harvard University while still filming for her show Grown-ish. Yara exemplifies someone of many talents. She stands for more than just an actress, she is an intelligent black young woman who is leading the younger generation into the right direction. Yara is a girl with beauty and brains! 

My Fabulous Confabulation with Ms.Tracey Moore

Hello, Beauties! This is my Fabulous Confabulation with Ms. Tracey Moore, who is a renowned casting director! In this chat, she drops some wisdom and tips regarding the acting business. If you’re an aspiring actor or director then this chat is for you!

Follow Tracey on Instagram @thespiritedactor
If you would like to work one on one with Tracey, you can email her at traceymoorecasting@gmail.com

To purchase her book, “The Spirited Actor: Principles for a Successful Audition,” click here.

 

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