Last night, I had the honor of being in the presence of some of the most Bold, confident, self-aware, and empowering women at The Finding Ashley Stewart Finale 2017. This amazing event took place at the breathtaking Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, benefitting Dress for Success, and hosted by the handsome Boris Kodjoe with special appearances by his gorgeous wife, Nicole Ari Parker, Iyanla Vanzant and a special performance by Kierra Sheard and En Vogue (pictured above)!
I had the chance to speak with some famous faces on the Pink Carpet and ask them: What does “Bold” mean to you?
Here is what they had to say:
The one and only DJ Olivia Dope (pictured left) said Bold means “to be empowered and walking in your magic every single day.”
Medgar Evers Scholarship Winner Kedeisha Freeman said Bold is “being ok with being up front, being proud and unapologetic about who I am.”
The newly crowned winner of Finding Ashley 2017, Theresa (Larsens) Royals, mentioned that Bold “is embracing your voluptuous curves…it is confidence, power, and beauty.”
Nicole Ari Parker & Boris Kodjoe
Her motto is, “Your size will never limit your dream, it will enlarge it.”
Gospel Artist, Kierra Sheard said Bold means to “have the audacity to dream big, go after it even if you’re afraid to fail, being bold with every move, and even being bold with accepting responsibilities for your failures or mistakes. Bold is a big word. It’s only four letters, but it is powerful. It’s all about owning it, so it’s something huge.”
Andrea Rachel, who played Destiny on the Starz hit series, “Power” stated that “Bold means living on the edge and being daring. We care so much about what people think, but when we stop caring, that is when we become bold and daring.”
Nicole Ari Parker said being Bold means “finding a balance between being confident and kind along with being confident in the skin in you’re in.”
Rhona Benett of En Vogue said Bold means “standing in your name and standing in your power, owning who you are, right where you are.”
Cindy Herron of En Vogue said being Bold is “going after what you want in your life and not being afraid to…it’s about being a pioneer.”
This event did an excellent job showcasing woman embracing all of their curves and owning every inch of themselves which in turn empowered all the women in the audience to be Bold enough to do the same.
Myrna L. Datilus is the Partnerships Director for Bold. Ms. Datilus has a Masters in Public Relations along with a diverse background of music, theatre, and sales. Her focus is to utilize her personal, academic and professional background in a broader scale. The primary goal is to work with Organizations and Brands that are relative to how the world is shifting technologically.
Myrna loves to sing, dance, meet & mingle with people and have something amazing come to fruition. “I am looking forward to all the BOLD adventures that are to come!”