Since March is Women’s History Month, it brought to mind an event I recently attended that was a testament to the strength and grace that lives in so many fabulous women. For the second year in a row, I was moved to spend this past Valentine’s Day sitting in the iconic Apollo Theatre for their annual Dining with the Divas luncheon. Emceed by ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts, the event featured women from Crystal McCrary’s new book Inspiration: Profiles of Black Women Changing Our World. It was a joy to be surrounded by women such as Gayle King, Susan Taylor, and Janelle Procope, who are continuing the fearless legacy of the Apollo Theatre, a venue with such a rich and illustrious heritage.
Dining with the Divas is also an annual fundraiser to support the Apollo’s year round education programs and community activities in NYC. Overall, it was an amazing experience to connect with women from all different careers and personal backgrounds over the mutual desire to help people. What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than by celebrating the “diva” in all of us?