When one inspires me, I love learning about him or her. I also find ways to write about them and their influence, either through a poem, a blog post, a Facebook/Instagram post, etc. Vanessa L. Williams is one deserving Sistah... Williams goes down in history as the first African American Miss America in 1984. Due to a scandal that arose after her crowning, Williams was forced to resign. However, she rebounded by establishing a successful career as a singer and actress.
I love Vanessa’s story of triumph after a great trial. She is a testament that one doesn’t have to be defined by his or her past mistakes and bad decisions; but can move forward and do and be greater. I compiled this lesson learned from Vanessa L. Williams into a blog post last year, so check it out: https://www.ambassadorspeaks.com/single-post/2016/09/13/From-Trial-to-Triumph-The-Life-Lessons-of-Vanessa-L-Williams
Also, for more information about Williams, check out the memoir that she co-wrote her mother entitled, “You Have No Idea: A Famous Daughter, Her No-Nonsense Mother, and How They Survived Pageants, Hollywood, Love, Loss (and Each Other).”
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