When women from all walks of life come together to support each other in the area of their business, it becomes a day that will stay with you for quite some time.
A Night filled with Purple Promises...
Purple has always been my favorite color and sees it on a sea of empowered women always puts a smile on my face. The date was Saturday, October 14, 2017. The location Columbus, GA Trade and Convention Center. The Event is Purple Promises Domestic Violence Awareness Gala.
Women and men gathered in one place for a night of celebration, newness, and life. Everyone looked beautiful as the pictures were being taken, compliments were given and hugs were exchanged. Twelve (12) women were honored for their commitment to change for themselves by saying no more to enduring a domestic violence situation.
Founder of Powerful Beginnings ~ Monika Thornton was no exception to the rule. As a domestic violence survivor herself, when she made the decision to endure it any longer, she knew she wanted to help others once they made the transition not to go back.
Powerful Beginnings have been doing some impactful things in the Columbus, GA area so when they asked me to be the Mistress of Ceremonies, I couldn't resist. It was a wonderful night and experience for me. Meeting wonderful people, both survivors and supporters made it a night to remember.
A Conversation with Jason Orr was the topic for this past Sunday on RCR! Presents Real Discussions. Jason has always claimed Atlanta as his home and has seen it continue to grow over the years. Born in Savannah, GA and raised in the A. He was always a creative being and loved it when he was sent to his room so he could continue to create.
In the early years, he was a dancer in group winning talent shows, he learned about lighting, production and the list goes on and on. His love of music was always there. However, when his mom took him to legendary concerts and shows, that's when his mind was blown.
You'll have to check out the interview to hear how FunkJazz Kafe® was birthed, all the people that Jason gives credit to and where his inspiration came from. His film FunkJazz Kafe® ~ Diary of a Decade is a critically acclaimed must see so, when it comes to your city, don't miss it. It captures 10 out of the 23 years of the FunkJazz Kafe® era.
Thank you, Jason Orr, for sharing and spending time with us. Thanks to Instinct Radio for letting us break this bread on air. And thanks to you, you and YOU for listening, liking, sharing and showing support.
Feel free to view all 3 parts of this conversation on my timeline or on the Real Chicks Rock!™ YouTube Channel.
~ Keep forms of inspiration close to your soul.
~ Either get your mind blown or blow minds.
~ Work on things that could leave a legacy.
Until next time, continue to
Music is The Key to...LIFE!
I always start off my show by saying "How super excited I am" and this show was no different.
My first guest was so soulfully funky, sassy and intelligent. Her name is N'Dea Davenport. N'Dea was a triple threat early on...singer, dancer, and actress. She never wanted to compromise what her goals and objectives were. She had several opportunities to sing background vocals from Al Jarreau to Madonna. ...singer, dancer, and actress. She never wanted to compromise what her goals and objectives were. She had several opportunities to sing background vocals from Al Jarreau to Madonna.
N'Dea knew what she needed to do and was willing to take the risks. She stuck with her goals and dreams from Atlanta to California to Europe. Been signed on a record label early on, she met this amazing group of guys that formed The Brand New Heavies. Their chemistry mixed well where N'Dea brought the right type of vocals that worked extremely well with the band's sound.
Being a singer/songwriter opened different doors and opportunities for N'Dea as she's worked with several people from Natalie Merchant to Louie Vega. Now, noticing the changes in the industry, she's working on a project that will introduce a vibrant way to listen, dance and interact with music.
Ice Cream is one thing that most people enjoy and can't seem to get enough of it. For the past 7 years, the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival has been held in downtown Atlanta at The Meadows at Piedmont Park and this year's event was a great success.
This free family fun event is always open to the public. The festival was an all day event from 11 am to 6 pm with every possible style and flavor of ice cream you could think of. Over 120 vendors and sponsors participated. There were amazing Live entertainment and lots of activities were going on for kids to the adults; Wellness Activities like Yoga, Exercise routines, and the kid's zone were available. It was a nice day and the best time to get out and have some fun in the sun.
We give thanks to the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival for allowing Real Chicks Rock!™ to come on board as a sponsor this year. It was a wonderful opportunity and experience of connecting with the many facets of people (close to 20,000 people) who participated. We look forward to joining forces with AICF in 2018.
Today's discussion on The Regina Sunshine Show will be Loving The Skin I'm In on Instinct Radio. Tune in 12 noon to 2 pm as the guest will include cohost and founder of Teen Mentoring Organization Loving The Skin I'm In Regardless, Angie Lomax-Lee, Desiree Germaine Glover of Twin of a Kind, Kristen Culbreath Web & Graphic Designer from Sheen Magazine and myself. Download the Instinct Radio App or watch and listen live atwww.InstinctRadio.net.