The second inspirational quote from our ‘Be Inspired’ week is by African-American singer, actress, activist, dancer, mother and wife; Ms Lena Horne.
What inspired me to include Ms Horne’s quote was her story of many firsts;
- Highest paid Black actor in 1942
- First actress to have a Make-up line made specifically for her by Max Factor.
- First Black person to appear on the cover of Motion Picture Magazine in 1944
With success often comes challenges and Ms Horne faced a few in her lifetime. In spite of a successful career, from 1947-1957, she was placed on the famous ‘Hollywood Blacklist’ for her support of the Hollywood Independent Citizens Committee, among others. She was considered at the least an anti-Fascist for standing up for something. Ms Horne did not let this stop her… No!
Her story gave me some insight into the quote below:
To learn more about this fabulous woman; visit http://www.lena-horne.com/biography_lena_horne.htm.
WHAT’S YOUR TAKE?