“I created and managed a five city tour called “My Black is Beautiful”. It was an ad campaign for Proctor and Gamble and was a free beauty event for the audience/attendees. We went to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago and New Orleans. It was great to bring these free performances and beauty events to these communities and if I wasn’t a woman of color I wouldn’t have had the insight to make the event as successful as it was.” – Arlene Pitterson is an executive producer with Digitalflash
“My parent’s, who are community leaders, really cared for me when I was growing up. My father always said, “You are a girl and you need to be cared for and protected.” – Sandra Elizabeth Lopez is a kindergarten teacher from Xacana, Guatemala.
“I left school in the 6th grade. When I was young I fought with my father a lot and he didn’t take care of us. We were 16 siblings in all and we sort of raised ourselves. Ten of us are still alive. I have three sons and two daughters but they don’t take care of me. I am just trying to survive.” – Maria Lopez Pega is a street vendor in Havana, Cuba and sells candy and chicharrones.