Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

 

Hello, Beauties! Breast cancer awareness is coming to an end, but I wanted to share my Fabulous Confabulation with Dawn Hughes. She is a breast cancer survivor and a baker. Get ready to be moved by her inspiring story!

Dawn also has a baking business with her cousins called, Indulge LLC.

Check out their delicious treats on Instagram and Facebook !!

This Social Activist Saved Many Orphans’ Lives #TWT

Have you ever sacrificed your wants to help someone with their needs? Well, this beauty helped others no matter what her circumstances were. Our terrific woman this Tuesday is Sindhutai Sapkal. She is known as the “mother of orphans” and is an Indian social worker and social activist.

Sapkal was born on November 14th, 1948. She always had the passion to learn and be educated about the world, but her mother forbidden it and pulled her out of school in the 4th grade. Back then, it was inappropriate for women to gain as much knowledge as men although, as we know, they were very much capable of it. At the age of ten years old, she was forced to marry a 30-year-old. During this marriage, Sapkal was beaten and abandoned. She was also hated by her community because she strongly opposed the exploitation of women.

The lack of support that her husband and the rest of the community gave her did not make her back down. Instead, it made her feel stronger about the situation. When she and her daughter were homeless, she encountered many orphans and women who were ignored by society. Ever since that moment, she adopted those orphans and even begged on the street to feed them. To this day, she has adopted and cared for over 1,200 orphaned children. Yes, you read that right!

Sapkal saved so many lives even though she didn’t have much to provide for her and her own kids. She has won over 270 awards from different organizations, and she has founded many organizations across Maharashtra which provide education and shelter to all orphans. Thank you Sindhutai Sapkal for nurturing and shaping the futures of many orphans. Sindhutai Sapkal is a girl with beauty and brains!

May: My Fabulous Confabulation with Ms. Denise Pease

Hello, Beauties! This is my Fabulous Confabulation with Ms. Denise Pease! In this chat, she talks about the many positions she has worked in the government, including being an appointee by Barack Obama to serve as the Regional Administrator for the U.S. GSA. Ms. Denise is also a breast cancer survivor and has epilepsy, but that hasn’t stopped her from giving back to her community and advocating for others with disabilities. This confabulation is very informative and I hope you learn as much as I did while interviewing her.

She is the president and co-founder of RewardStyle #TWT

This Tuesday’s terrific woman is Amber Venz. This young entrepreneur is the president and co-founder of RewardStyle, which is a monetization platform for top-tier beauty, fashion, and lifestyle publishers.

Before creating her platform, Amber worked in many areas of fashion. As a freshman in college, she launched her own jewelry line and she sold it to retailers across the U.S. Then she worked as a freelance stylist in LA. But after all of that, Amber realized that she wanted to help other entrepreneurs, bloggers, and retailers. RewardStyle has over 4,000 retailers and 14,000 publishers on their network. It allows them to promote their content and it has brought many shoppers to purchase more than $250 million in merchandise.  Amber is a girl with beauty and brains!

 

 

This Young Feminist is Making Moves #TWT

You have probably heard all about this 12 year old girl, who founded her own book drive, #1000BlackGirlsBooks, which asked for novels featuring black girls as the protagonists. This girl has also appeared on The Ellen Show, and interviewed former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Our terrific woman this Tuesday is Marley Dias!

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I am so happy that there are intelligent girls making a difference at a young age. Marley Dias started her book drive when she was eleven years old. While in fifth grade, she realized black girls weren’t being represented in the books they would read in school. Marley wanted to make sure her fellow classmates were receiving the right resources and were exposed to books with diverse characters as the protagonists. After posting her book drive on Twitter, many people saw it and supported her. “Next thing I knew Fox 29 Philadelphia was calling, and then I got a laptop and $10,000 on The Ellen Show. The rest was history, as they say,” Marley stated in an interview with InStyle.

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Now at twelve years old, Marley landed a book deal with Scholastic and came out with her novel Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!, in January. This guide is for ages 10 and up to take the things that they love to do and combine social media to help other people like them.

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Marley Dias shows that you can start changing the world at any age. She has inspired and motivated many people, younger and older, including myself. If you aren’t happy with your circumstances, then you should try to fix it. That is what Marley did; she wasn’t happy reading books about just “white boys and their dog,” so she created a book drive to collect books that are more diverse in characters and culture. Marley Dias is a girl with beauty and brains!

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April: My Fabulous Confabulation with Jennifer Tepper

Hello Beauties! For the month of April, I confabulated with Jennifer Tepper, who is a producer, theatre historian, and the creative and programming director for Feinstein’s/54 Below! If you love theatre then you should definitely watch!! In this chat, she talks about her responsibilities at 54 Below and how you can perform there! It was such a fun and informative chat!
To suggest a show idea or to request to be in a show, you can email booking@54below.com
Comment something you learned or a fact that you found interesting!

February: My Fabulous Confabulation with Sarah Paul

Hello Beauties! For the month of February, I had a Fabulous Confabulation with Sarah Paul. In this chat, Sarah talks about what the modeling business is like, how she signed with a modeling agency, and her goals for the future. She also shares some of her most fiercest and favorite modeling looks, so that you can slay the next time you take a selfie. This was a super fun chat as well as an informative one! I hope you enjoy this Fabulous Confabulation!

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