by Michael P Coleman
Entertainment and fashion icon, supermodel, and best-selling author Beverly Johnson will give us a hint of what she’ll bring to this weekend’s Exceptional Women Of Color conference during a live interview this Wednesday on Capital Public Radio (90.9 FM).
Johnson will be a featured guest during the 9:30am-10am segment of CPR’s Insight. The segment will be rebroadcast Wednesday evening between 7:30pm and 8pm.
This Saturday, October 8th, Johnson will deliver the keynote address at the 8th annual EWOC conference in Sacramento. She’ll share highlights from her groundbreaking career as well as stories from her best-selling 2015 memoir The Face That Changed It All. She believes it’s essential for women of color to share their stories.
“I’ve always been upset that as African Americans, because of our history, we don’t always pass stories down,” Johnson said. “I always tried to remember those stories that my grandparents shared when they slipped and told [us] something — I just cherished those moments…because they didn’t often tell us of the hardships of their lives. My mother didn’t tell us stories about her childhood either. I really wanted to not be like that. I think stories are good, and it’s history, and I needed to tell my story.”
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