Hi! Did you miss me last week?
I took a little break…because a week ago, I jetted away to Houston, Texas for Classy Living Society’s 6th Annual Red Dress Gala! I can’t even begin to adequately describe how fabulous it was! It was an entire weekend of fun, rooftop party, Pink & Purple Wellness Brunch, mingling, networking, inspirational speeches, award presentations, good food, red dresses, a ballroom filled with luxurious decor and beautiful sisters…I could go on and on. To top it all off, there was a good dose of sisterhood bonding, love and MAGIC! #HELLOHOUSTON
It was also an exciting time because this was the second year that Classy Living Society presented the Chronicles Too! Keep Going Award at the Red Dress Gala. As you know, Chronicles Too! is the official blog of CLS – a platform which features individuals, businesses and nonprofits doing amazing things in the community. Those featured have the opportunity, more or less in their own words, to acquaint our subscribers with what they do. But that’s not all! Those featured may also be chosen to receive the Keep Going Award – an award designed to encourage and uplift them to #keepgoing! This year, CLS presented Keep Going awards to three remarkable Houston area women – women who, in their own right, are doing big things to ignite change in the world! Click on their names below to read each of their Chronicles Too! features!
As a serial entrepreneur, our first recipient, Carissa Stephens, is the Owner of ShesChaRISSmatic.com, an inspirational lifestyle blog and store, co-Founder of NaturallyGG, a natural hair care and health brand, founding member of TXture Tribe LLC and the Director of Business Development and Client Relations for her and her husband’s commercial law firm, Stephens PLLC. She’s also a public speaker, hostess and beauty influencer with a huge YouTube following. *applause*
Furthermore, we honored Dr. Glenda Demas, a therapist, entrepreneur and owner of Pearls of Change, LLC. Through Pearls of Change, she offers psychotherapy services for individuals and families and is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health, which is often stigmatized in our society. *applause*
Our final honoree, Bri Braggs, is an amazing young woman who has rephrased the way we look at fertility, particularly for women of color. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Content Curator, Entrepreneur, Reiki Master and Owner of Fertile Alchemy, a holistic lifestyle brand for conscious fertility. She’s created wonderful handcrafted products that speak to the fertile woman in all of us. *applause*
It was such an honor to present the awards to these three extraordinary women. Each gave impassioned speeches at the Gala, about the highs and lows of their personal and/or business lives. It is indeed an inspiration to listen to my sisters tell the story about “from whence they came.” We all know that through life’s trials and struggles, we endure and persevere and become the strong women we are today…and still evolving! This is why it is so important to present the Keep Going Award – to encourage each recipient, and each woman within earshot of their amazing life stories, to keep going.
If you are featured on the Chronicles Too! just think…next year you could be the one to be chosen for this award! If you’re not yet featured, click on the link below – and get featured! Meanwhile, Sis, keep leading, keep grinding, keep being you, keep doing what you’re doing, keep moving forward, keep inspiring…keep going!
The Chronicles Too! is Classy Living Society’s online blog that features individuals, businesses and nonprofits doing amazing things in the community. Get featured! (Link below)