Hey guys! It’s Ebony! I hope everyone is having a great Monday. Valentine’s is tomorrow and it’s all about celebrating the ones we love, but often times we forget to love ourselves first. I know for me. It took me awhile to be content with who I am. It wasn’t until I got into modeling and acting that I really started to like the person I am. Modeling has allowed me appreciate my uniqueness. Yes I use a walker and wheelchair and it’s part of what makes me who I am. Before I didn’t like to show my walker in pictures because I wanted to be like everyone else. The fact I will NEVER be like anyone else. If everyone was the same life would surely be boring. It’s important to embrace who we are whether you have a disability or not. Loving yourself is half the battle. Society’s standard of beauty is archaic and unrealistic Real people have flaws and make mistakes. I don’t know about you, but I think it’s time to change those standards. When you love yourself first no one else’s opinion matters because you’re content with who you are.
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If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have LOVE, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have LOVE, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have LOVE, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
Last night, I went to a very special event called, Night to Shine, a prom night for people with disabilities hosted by Community Baptist Church in Maylene, Alabama, and sponsored by former pro football player, Tim Tebow and The Tim Tebow Foundation. When I got there, I got to roll down a red carpet, dance, sing some Backstreet Boys on karaoke, get my hair and makeup done, and even do a photo booth with some volunteers where we put on crazy hats and accessories. I had always admired this football player for using his platform to bring glory to Christ, but today, I like him even more for sponsoring these events all around the world even in places like Haiti, showing God’s love to people with disabilities who may not have Him in their lives, crowning them all kings and queens, and telling them that they have purpose and meaning. This is mainly why I wanted to spread awareness about this event and write today. If you have a Night to Shine event near you, I encourage you if you have a disability, to be a guest, or if you don’t, you can volunteer, even if it’s just to support this guy and what he does. It really is a lot of fun! 🙂 Thank you to all the volunteers in Maylene last night, and thank you, Tim Tebow. You are all rock stars!
Ashley N. Moulin
For more information about the following event, or to donate, go to: https://www.timtebowfoundation.org/index.php/night-to-shine/
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