Hamptons Mouthpiece; March is Women’s History Month and March 8th is International Women’s Day.. In celebration of Women’s History month Hamptons Mouthpiece and Photography by Kurt were invited to the launch of INSPIRATION…Profiles of Black Women changing our world..by “Crystal McCrary and Photographs by Lauri Lyons. This event was attended by over 500 people at the International Center of Photography in NYC. Crystal McCary is the co Creator of BET’s show Leading Women and the author of novels Gotham Diaries and HomeCourt Advantage. She is a frequent morning show commentator and sits on the advisory board of Jumpstart. She lives in NYC and frequently visits the Hamptons in the summer. Inspiration features women like Michelle Obama, Mary J. Blige, Woopi Goldberg, Patti LaBelle, Ruby Dee, Venus Williams, Gayle King and many more…30 incredible black women share their stories in Inspiration.
Kurt was stationed in his spot on the red Carpet getting those photos as I was waiting my turn to have an opportunity to ask my one question ..”What words of Inspiration would you give to young women as they embark on their journey to a successful career
Majora Carter, Activist-Environmentalist, featured in Inspiration
“Not now does not mean Not Ever
Gayle King, Television/Radio Host-Author-Magazine Editor, featured in Inspiration.. “Never give up”
June Ambrose, celebrity stylist and featured in Inspiration: “Dream with your eyes open”
Susan Taylor: Writer-Magazine Editor also featured in Inspiration”Love yourself”
Unfortunately I was unable to get more quotes from some of the other women because the room quickly filled up…I took a walk through the museum and I was fascinated with the images from the book and it was awesome seeing many of these women in person.
I will say however the highlight of my evening was meeting Ruby Dee and Michael Kenneth Williams from my favorite show “Board Walk Empire”
|Lori Stokes, ABC
I had an opportunity to speak with Lori Stokes and I really like her, we met once before at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk. As I was interviewing her Kurt interrupted to inform her that he had pictures of her and her girls..hmmm no video to show because he ruined it….I am sure I will have another opportunity to interview Lori again as she thoroughly enjoys visiting Montauk.
I could not stay any longer because it was a long commute back to Sag Harbor, and as we were about to leave who walks in looking ever so glamorous and commanding the attention of all in her presence was no other than IMAN…Check her out in this purple number…She is another one of the 30 women featured in Inspiration.
I am thankful to my good friend Sharon Lopez,
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