Movers, Shakers, History Makers

The end of February dims the spotlight on Black History for the national landscape now in truth we know it’s lived and experienced by Black folks beyond the 28 days it’s contained in…we live this 365, 24/7…our history is American history. We, the descendants of enslaved built, sustained, shaped status quo in ways that to this day aren’t properly enumerated and when talk of reparations comes up gets hushed like small children in church.

As we mosey on into March and meet Womens History month humming and hip-bumping….fists in air like you can kiss this resistance right on the derriere *clap 2x*  I think of all the movers and shakers who did back-breaking work day in and out for years on behalf of social justice and equity..sweating, bleeding, teary-eyed and at times holding tongues tempered with dragon fire that singed on the inside. Singular and allied.

MICHELLE SALT & TEMPUR-PEDIC

Last Summer I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Michelle during my TEDx Talk at TEDxYYC in Alberta, Canada. She was one of the models in my surprise fashion show at the end of my TEDx Talk. Michelle was busy, but she was also kind, accommodating and easy to work with during the fitting by phone and the actual show. So you can imagine how thrilled I am to see her in this new Tempur-Pedic commercial!! Michelle was a rock star way before we met, but I'm so grateful to her for helping me make TEDx history with the first Fashion show featuring people with disabilities on the TED stage.  Here is the commercial.