Monday, March 29, 2010

Mo'nique's Oscar Win Inspires More To Dare To Dream

As an actor myself, I was so inspired by Mo'nique's Oscar Win. I've seen many win the prestigious honor and others who were nominated and so close. However, the hope and dream came even more alive within me this time because I saw that not only an African American woman won it again, but because of how the role she portrayed was so much unlike her normal character.

Mo'nique is known for her great stand-up comedy and she really does great work. This Oscar meant so much because I could see a woman standing on that stage, not only as a comedian, but as a leader. She became the role model to so many new and upcoming talents who dare to dream. I dare to dream.

I have a picture of an Oscar on my desktop computer and I get the opportunity to see him everyday. This is a reminder to myself to do something for my acting career everyday. I have also realized that the right opportunity could appear anytime and when it arrives I must be ready. I hear about so many talented actors who give up due to the NOs and lack of money or even discouragement. It really is enough to make anyone throw in the towel, but I've been through too many tests in my life to give up that easily. I know what it is to fight against opposition and succeed. So I work to stay focused and I stay filled with prayer for what He has in store for me. I get so excited when I think about those who have come before me and how they set the example for all of us even today. It was truly a gift to see the blue dress and the flower in Mo'nique's hair representing the humbling spirit of Hattie McDaniel. Wow! It felt so good to see and the moment will forever be in my memory and in the hearts of many who watched on that very night.

I dare to dream. I dare to dream.

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