Hammering Away on Cynthia Hammer’s Hammer Away Show

I recently had the honor of guesting on the lovely and amazing Cynthia Hammer’s appropriately named “Hammer Away” show. Cynthia is a fellow Marylander, so it was great to talk about all sorts of things like career endeavors, but more importantly life back home. Cynthia herself is quite the accomplished media personality and author. And I discovered, that unfortunately like me, that we shared a sisterhood of sorts, as this delightful woman was also bullied as a kid, but takes that bad experience and uses it to inspire others. More about her here: Cynthia W. Hammer is radio host of […]

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Designs By Vida on So Very Vida!

As if it wasn’t enough to be honored at the Nollywood Awards at the historic Miracle Theatre for my voice over career, I was also honored to wear a custom hand made beaded and vintage lace one shoulder champagne gown from my namesake, the lovely, talented and delightful Designs by Vida. I matched it up with some vintage costume jewelry, clutch and accessories from #themitracollection But there is so much more to Vida than her designs and creativity. Vida is also a philanthropist and mentors many young people. She is also concerned about the safety of our youth in the […]

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Honored to be the MC for the Iranian Circle of Women’s Intercultural Network (#ICWIN) Presents International Women’s Day

This past Sunday, March 4th, the Iranian Circle of Women’s Intercultural Network (#ICWIN) proudly presented an International Women’s Day (#IWD) celebration at the Grand Ballroom at 4101 E Willow Street in Long Beach and I was truly honored to be their event MC. This momentous event took place from 12:30-3:30pm and had many artists and activists in attendance. #ICWIN is honored to have had Dr. Niaz Kasravi, a national expert and advocate on criminal justice, social justice and racial justice as the keynote speaker. Gloria Arellanes, the elder of Tongva/Los Angeles who for more than 40 years has been at […]

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Honored to MC the Iranian Circle of Women’s Intercultural Network (#ICWIN) Presents International Women’s Day

 This Sunday, March 4th, I’m honored to be the event MC for the esteemed the Iranian Circle of Women’s Intercultural Network (#ICWIN) proudly presents an International Women’s Day (#IWD) celebration at the Grand Ballroom at 4101 E Willow Street in Long Beach. This momentous event will take place from 12:30-3:30pm and will have many artists and activists in attendance. #ICWIN is honored to have Dr. Niaz Kasravi, a national expert and advocate on criminal justice, social justice and racial justice as the keynote speaker. Gloria Arellanes, the elder of Tongva/Los Angeles who for more than 40 years has been at […]

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Fashion Dolls Preview Party

Nice time at the Fashion Dolls preview party at the Camden in the heart of Hollywood, which was a beautiful venue with a super nice and cool crowd. This show is produced by Dov Serrot Productions LLC and Noemi Torres. Torres also produced the event. The cast consists of Destenee McKenzie, who is the CEO, Assal “Pursia” Udenka, Director of Operations, Khrystyna Tyminska,Talent Coordinator, Beatrice Marshall, Stylist, and Image Consultant, Jessica Ross, Publicity Coordinator and Location Manager and Briana Manrique, Production Manager and Office Administrator. In this show, the dolls are boldly pursuing their dreams of being in the cutthroat worlds of entertainment and fashion. It was great […]

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Wrap up of Quarterly Wrap Festival

Had a great time hosting the grand finale of the Quarterly Wrap Festival at the Mayme A. Clayton Museum and Library. Such amazing talent and I was truly honored to have been handpicked by the fabulously talented actor and late night hopeful Motown Maurice to host this momentous occasion. Kudos to the fabulous judges, talented actors Jeff Meacham and Eric Paul Erickson as well as noted writer-director Jonathan Cocco for their excellent feedback. Finalists for the grand finale were Glasme, Deborah Ishida, Lorinda Hawkins Smith, and Wanda Ray Willis-Raynor, who was the winner. She gave an outstanding performance as the iconic […]

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Ladies Kicking Butt at the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival

Had an amazing time at the first night of the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival at the Wilshire Screening Room, where the film that I acted in and co-produced is an official selection of the festival. I was honored to have my film screen in the “ladies kick butt” block of films. Kudos to Patricia DiSalvo Viayra, the CEO and Co-Founder of the festival and her husband Mike Viayra, her Co-Founder and Festival Director. Lady Filmmakers Festival is under the umbrella of the newly formed Lady Filmmakers Foundation, a 501c3 tax exempt charity. Lady Filmmakers Festival is in its 8th year and […]

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