I had a wonderful evening last night with my family and friends as I accepted the 2012 WOMA Artist of Distinction Award. The awards dinner took place at the beautiful Eatonville restaurant located off of the famous U Street corridor in Washington DC.
Womanifesting (WOMA) is a 501c3, tax exempt organization incorporated in Washington, D.C. WOMA’s mission is to develop and support programs that foster self-empowerment, sisterhood, and service and to positively impact the lives of women and girls, particularly those under-resourced and marginalized. WOMA believes that when womanifesting women get fired up, unite, and make a strong commitment to use their gifts and resources to support one another and to build stronger communities, they are unstoppable.
This year WOMA presented awards to two outstanding Organizational Leaders that exemplify the definition of womanifesting:
Patricia Nalls, Founder & Executive Director of the Women’s Collective (www.womenscollective.org), recognized as a Trailblazer.
Cheryl White, Founder and President of the DeAndre Lorenzo White Memorial Scholarship Fund (www.deandrewhitescholarshipfund.com), recognized as a Rising Star.
I was honored as the “2012 WOMA Artist of Distinction”.
There was a special musical dedication by my friend and cast mate from my production of “In Her Words”, Anisha “Moon” Newbill who also introduced me and had such moving words to share with others that left me teary-eyed and loved.
Thank you WOMA for the recognition!