Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Naomi Sims

At the tender age of 61, we have lost one of the crowned jewels in our 'black girls take over the world' movement. Naomi Sims, one of the first black "supermodels" passed away on August 1st 2009 to the monster that is Breast Cancer. As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, my condolences go out to her family and may she rest in peace.

On a lighter note, I want to take this time out to thank Ms. Sims for being a trailblazer.
During a time when black women were only viewed as good enough to iron your clothes and be your maid, Naomi Sims was gracing the cover of magazines such as Ladies Home Journal, Life & Cosmo. Ms. Sims aided in breaking the color barrier by showing others that our black is beautiful and more often times than not, more beautiful than yours!

Taking a stance and setting examples for other young black women is extremely important and Ms. Sims did it with dignity and pride. Turning down a role to play Cleopatra because of the movies racist undertones, Ms. Sims retired from the industry and began to make her own path by becoming an author and penning various books to help black women achieve their goals. Ms. Sims also started her own wig collection in the 70's.

Ms. Sims Nailed It! And I want us all to take inspiration from her life to begin writing and executing our own journeys. It's our stories to tell and we must begin to tell them so that we can continue to take over the world, one sassy, intelligent and beautiful black girl at a time.
God Bless Naomi Sims.

Cover Girl

Working a Halston Fashion Show

Diva (nice earrings)

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

My black is beautiful. In fact, its GORGEOUS!


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