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.

Majora Carter

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

June Ambrose, celebrity stylist and featured in Inspiration: “Dream with your eyes open”

Susan Taylor: Writer-Magazine Editor also featured in Inspiration”Love yourself”

Susan Taylor & Crystal McCrary

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.

Crystal Ruby Dee & Michael Williams

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,

President & Chief Event Strategist
Purple Giraffe Productions & Purple Giraffe Promotions
Event Management | Communications | Promotional Products
Great job Sharon, the event was very nice…
All photo’s courtesy of “Photographybykurt.net…see more photo’s here.Photography By Kurt..Inspiration Book Launch
Inspiration can be purchased on Amazon.
My words of inspiration to all women is “Like yourself, Love yourself, Embrace your talent, Just do, stop over-analyzing and MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF!!!! Hamptons MouthPiece keeping you in the know!!!!

Publisher of Hamptons MouthPiece*Marketing, Social Media & Online Image Consultant, mother, co-owner of Photography by Kurt… Hamptons Mouthpiece is a lifestyle and entertainment website that focuses on the Hamptons but also real issues that connect with everyone. A perfect resource for the full time resident, seasonal resident and visitors.

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