Luxetips Events! Re-cap of Lincoln/Essence Black Women in Hollywood Event With Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o and More!
God is so good!
This past thursday I had the privilege of attending the 7th Annual Lincoln Sponsored Black Women in Hollywood event once again. It is a blessing because this event is so inspirational. The celebrities are gorgeous, the speeches are AMAZING and cause tears of joy, and hearing other’s personal journeys and struggles motivates me to keep moving forward.
As the title sponsor, Lincoln Motor Company hosted the Blogger Bar with host Bevy Smith. The Blogger Bar was gorgeous! Of course, the Lincoln MKC was front row and center in a gorgeous purple! Love it! As a blogger, I love the Lincoln Blogger Bar. I had the opportunity to talk to celebrities and take priceless pictures. Also we were interviewed by host, Bevy Smith, and she allowed us to share our personal journey on how we were able to get such an amazing opportunity to be an exclusive media guest of Lincoln.
More pics inside the Lincoln Blogger Bar!
And the actual Luncheon was phenomenal! This year’s honorees were Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o, Filmmaker Ava Duvernay, and the first African-American woman to become President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, Cheryl Boone Isaacs.
I was especially moved by the speeches of Lupita, Ava Duvernay, and Sidney Poitier. Here are some highlights:
Lupita: “God is the miracle worker” “When I was a young girl, I prayed to be light skin. I would wake up everyday and experience disappointment that I was still dark. As a teenager, my self-hate grew worse. I became addicted to the seduction of inadequacy. And then one day I saw Alek Wek, a supermodel, that looked like me and the world thought she was beautiful. She gave me inspiration. I soon realized that beauty is just something you just have to be.” Divas I tell you there was not a dry eye in the event after Lupita’s speech.
Lupita’s speech moved me because as a young teenager, I remember feeling similar and wishing that I had lighter skin, longer hair, and a smaller nose because that was what my environment was telling me was the standard of beauty. My view of myself did not change until I attended a Historically Black College and University. There I was beautiful! It was so profound to hear someone else put that feeling into words and show how they overcame them.
Ava Duvernay: “Where there is a woman, there is magic” Agreed. Woman have so much power.
Sidney Poitier: “I am so touched by the love displayed during this event today.”
Here are some pics from the Luncheon: