|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on July 21, 2010 at 2:23 AM|
April was a very exciting month for me. I flew from home to Los Angeles, for the Los Angeles Abilities Expo 2010! I had been looking forward to this event since I was signed with Colours in August of 2008. I was able to represent, both Colours and Ms. Wheelchair America 2010. I also attended the crowning ceremony for the Ms. Wheelchair California 2010 pageant. I spent some time at the Defining Beauty Booth, where they were advertising the documentary I am featured in, and raising money for the final editing process.
Above pics (Top) Me with some of the other Colours Girls and Tammy Wilbur from MWWA
(Below) the Colours Family
I also made a video for User's First about the importance of the user being able to have a voice in choosing what medical equipment they will use to help them live as independently as possilble.
I met so many wonderful people who are also differently abled, and each of them touch my life with a different perspective.
Above pic: Santina and I at the Defining Beauty Booth with Alexis and Manuella
The Expo was awesome! Of course we had to end the week in true CoLOURS fashion and make our way around downtown LA. Domonic Corradin, Tiffiny Giddes, and I went to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the famous wax museum at the Chinese Theatre, and of course paid our hommage to Venice Beach!! What a day to add to my memories. I am so blessed.
Above pic: Some of the Colours Family with yes..Michael Jackson himself on the Hollywood walk of fame
When I returned to North Carolina I was home long enough to unpack/repack and hit the road again, to attend the Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina 2010 pageant. Once again, I met 3 of the most vivacious, articulate, and intelligent women that would be competitng for my state crown. Let's just say I was so thankful that I was not a judge. I was there for the girls, to practice their speeches, answer any questions that they may have, and to try and keep them calm. I told them that it wasn't about winning, but about meeting the other girls, and knowing that you have already won just by making it to that point.
Above pic: The girls at the Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina pageant
On Saturday, April 18, Alexandra McArthur was crowned Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina 2010! Congratulations to her and I can't wait to see her in August!