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About Vera:Vera Morris is currently residing in Cary, North Carolina. She is a Consultant at Yardi Systems, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina and a Professional Model with Marilyn’s Agency, Greensboro, NC and recently signed with MMG, New York City.  Vera received her Associates of Arts degree from Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication, from the University of Georgia.After losing a family member, and other friends to breast cancer, in 2015, Vera became an Ambassador for Susan G. Komen, in which she would raise awareness about breast cancer, and speak at events. She was an Honorary Chairperson for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Charlotte NC, where she was marketing events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and attending fundraiser events. She also is an Ambassador for Pretty In Pink Foundation, Raleigh, NC, and a Certified Community Ambassador for National Breast Cancer Foundation. She was recently appointed as a member of the Tigerlily Foundation Clinical Trial Advisory Committee. Vera is the Founder of Treasure Your Chest Inc. which was created to provide funding to help educate both women and men about the importance of breast health, as to help uninsured women get a mammogram. She also started the “Treasure Your Chest” blog in 2021, that features stories from women and men impacted by breast cancer. Vera is a former Miss North Carolina USA 1998 and was awarded Miss Congeniality at the televised Miss USA 1998 pageant. Vera was United States of America’s Ms. North Carolina 2021-2022 and was awarded 2nd runner-up in the recent United States of America’s Ms. 2022 pageant in Las Vegas. Vera was recently appointed Ms. NC United World 2022, and will compete in Round Rock, TX in September 2022 for the prestigious title of Ms. United World 2023.How to reach Vera:www.veramorris.comIG: @treasureyourchest        @veralashayFB: Vera Morris Support the show
What you will learn today:The Root Cause of Acne: How to get to the root cause of your acne through a holistic look at your life beyond the products that you are using: hormones, digestion, nutrition and gut health Prevention: How to spot and remove pore-clogging ingredients in your skincare routine Co-Founder Therapy: Why Kayleigh and Danielle attend therapy together and how they keep their business partnership healthy and thriving as co-foundersSelf-Funded Business Success: How Kayleigh and Danielle built CLEARSTEM and tripled their revenue on one year without taking outside investment You can find CLEARSTEM on Instagram here, Kayleigh here, and Danielle here Danielle became known as The Acne Guru™ when she founded The San Diego Acne Clinic. After dealing with acne for ten years and three failed rounds of accutane, she took her acne health into her own hands and created the clinic’s 98% success rate in improving acne for others. Kayleigh, a Holistic Nutritionist, became a patient after her own dead-end quest to cure her own acne. After seeing the results that Danielle was able to deliver for Kayleigh, the two decided to join forces to help others clear their own skin. And with that, CLEARSTEM was born!CLEARSTEM Skincare is an anti-aging and anti-acne skincare line with zero hormone disruptors and zero toxins. The WHY behind the brand is that anti-acne products age you and anti-aging products cause acne, which is why Kayleigh + Danielle created CLEARSTEM.  Support the show
Please enjoy this short and raw episode, where I share why I wrote a Gratitude Journal. I hope you will enjoy. Here is my Gratitude Journal: 10 Minutes...Just for MeSupport the show
If you are having a tough time manifesting your dreams and goals, take a note from Lynelle! She was able to manifest a title and a dream career, with hard work, dedication and GRATITUDE. Learn how she was able to do this during our conversation. About Lynelle:Lynelle DeRoo, CEO of "Brush For Life" Corporate Health & Wellness program, was awarded "Business Woman of the Year" by the National Professional Women's Association for 2014. Engaging and motivating corporate personnel towards optimum health has been a passion of hers since 1984. Through her influence and education, staff members have intelligently changed their lifestyles, losing weight and improving their health dramatically, as a result. Lynelle  enjoys speaking, reading, research, gardening and bicycling.How to contact Lynelle:https://linktr.ee/LynelleDeRooSign up HERE to receive a gift and be one of the first to get access to my Gratitude Journal!Support the show
Terri has been involved in pageantry since competing at age 16 and placing in the top 12 at the Miss Teenage California Scholarship Pageant. She subsequently went on to compete for the next 30 years in the Miss and Mrs. divisions of dozens of pageants. As a ‘Miss’ contestant, she placed 1st runner up at the iconic Miss Hollywood pageant; she was a top 5 finalist for the Southern California preliminary for Miss World and  later that year won the title of Miss La Palma. After a short break to marry and have 2 babies, she won the title of Mrs. California United States, placing in the top 15 at the Miss United States pageant; she went on, after the age of 50, to hold the titles of Mrs USA Earth and Mrs. Global Elite.She has been a mentor, coach, emcee,  producer and director for contestants and  pageants nationwide for 25 years, including founding and producing the Miss Greater Southern California pageant and is a nationally ranked pageant judge. She has coached hundreds of pageant contestants in every pageant system and age division all over the nation, in all areas of competition and specializing in the most difficult category- the Interview Competition. Born and raised in Long Beach California, she was a competitive gymnast from age 12 through her second year of college, where she studied Behavioral Science. After college, she entered the fitness industry, where she taught classes and managed fitness clubs, including managing exercise studios for the iconic Richard Simmons.Her favorite pastimes involve water- SCUBA diving, water skiing and whitewater rafting- and travel is her passion, but her greatest role in life has been raising her two adult daughters, Taryn and Brittany.We are talking all things FABULOUS:*Little girls- sugar, spice and everything nice… expectations and messages received by society, teachers, parents, church . Molding us in ways and belief systems about how girls ‘should be’. How the world has changed its views of gender roles since our childhoods. *The teen years- experiencing ‘firsts’- flirting with adulthood, getting our hearts broken and trying to figure out who we are. ….unsure of who we are- comparing ourselves to others- liking boys- OH BOY!- experimenting and risk taking- the pressure to be perfect- seeking autonomy.* The twenties and thirties- when the world judges us by our relationship status. Establishing ourselves and feeling we have to achieve certain goals. Timetables for milestones differ- this can make us afraid. Second guessing ourselves and our choices. Pleasing others above all. The potential for losing ourselves in motherhood.* Does life really begin at 40? The need to please begins to wane. Time to focus more on ourselves. Survived many ups and downs ( no one learns anything in the good times). Often in the ‘sandwich generation’ between kids and aging parents, which can be daunting… girlfriends really matter. Coming to terms with society seeing us as ‘older’. * The fifties and beyond- everything we have been through up to this point has created who we are now. Society has changed its viewpoint of us. Redefining beauty on our own terms. The dichotomy of being more impatient yet more tolerant. More compassion and less appetite for BS. Wisdom kicks in. Courage kicks in. Today’s fiftysomething is not our mothers’ fiftysomething. Being afraid and doing it anyway. Bucket lists…. Mortality and limited time. Not waiting for others to make us happy. Taking risks. Comfortable in our sexuality. Support the show
Trena J Myers is an intuitive abstract artist and an Emory University trained health coach. Joanna Trailov, Ms Woman United States 2020, and she created a partnership, recently released Pageant Rehab, LLC. The Rx for the pageant hangover, a 3-day retreat for women ages 21+ to provide the much needed tools for restoring, refocusing and remembering your why. About TrenaShe began to form her incredible work ethic at a young age, spending time to create her work environment, living her platform, and practicing in pursuit of the ultimate goal: to be counted among the top influences in the world. Trena dedicates her time volunteering with several organizations and is currently promoting her platform  #makerarevisible as Ms. Classic Iowa Global Continental 2022, having taken decades and a misdiagnosed Rare Disease, she has become a voice, an activist and advocate for Rare StridesTrena never gave up hope for answers after being told time and time again that her illness was all in her head. Numerous infections, loss of organs and with a simple blood test, HOPE finally found her. Having a rare disease and several other invisible illnesses, Trena has become the Director of Marketing and Communications for Rare Strides. She helps #makerarevisible volunteering her time weekly creating social media content for the organization and hosting/producing podcasts on social media and podcast media such as Spotify. She started the viral campaign, "On Monday's I wear stripes to #makerarevisible" and "On Wednesdays it's no longer Camel Hump Day but Blue Zebra Day because Zebra's like her are blue in the face to make it halfway through the week and holding hope to make it through the rest." She has attended Capitol Day on the Hill speaking to Congressmen/women about the Rare Community and how they can help make a difference. She has been an integral part of Code Rare and Rare Wish where they grant a wish to a child with a rare disease. Trena's contact information:www.designsbytrena.comwww.pageantrehab.comwww.rarestrides.com IG/FB: The Zebra QueenFB: Pageant RehabSupport the show
In today's episode, you will learn how to reclaim your life after trauma, a toxic relationship, or domestic violence. #loveyourselfIf you or someone you love is in a violent relationship, please text START to 88788 or call1-800-799-7233.About Brandi:Brandi was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and her family is her rock.She became a mother in 2014. Fast forward, and Brandi has 4 little humans to raise as a single mom; a tough, yet rewarding job!After graduating high school she went on to earn a Bachelor's in Science at Louisiana State University.Brandi was a stay-at-home-mom for 5 years and then began working at an assisted living community in Loveland as a Bookkeeper. Eventually, she was able to open her own bookkeeping business called Blue Colors Bookkeeping."Remember that you were once a five-year-old little girl... dancing in the mirror, laughing and smiling at your reflection. You're still that little girl inside... " - BrandiFrom Brandi -"I have fought in my life, it is how to rise above your circumstances and create the life you want for yourself! I won't bore you with all the details, but I will tell you that I lost myself completely. Even though I had a strong foundation of confidence and self-love as a child and adolescent, life's circumstances tore it to pieces in a few short years. Luckily I had been building a network of strong individuals over the years who gave me the perspective I needed to find my inner strength again. I learned there was still some fight in me, and I emerged from my ashes like a Phoenix Rising! ​Once I  started telling my story, I realized how many women were fighting the same fight! This Reclaim Journal is a compilation of everything that brought me from zero to hero! I cannot wait to share it with you! "Contact Brandi:https://www.facebook.com/reclaimjournalBuy Brandi's Journal:Reclaim JournalFacebookMs. United StatesInstagramUnited States National PageantSupport the show (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/authentic-voice-with-janice-mcqueen/id1462542236)
I had a great conversation with the one and only Mrs. International 2000, Joanne Beauvoir Brown! Join me again May 2nd for the relaunch of my show, as we return to Beauty Call Podcast!What should you know about this fantastic woman:MRS. INTERNATIONAL 2000 (Mrs. Georgia);Mrs. Georgia United States 1997- 1st runner up to Mrs. United States 1997; Mrs. Georgia America 1996 ⁃being a woman of color in pageantry ⁃1st National married title holder to be on cover of Pageantry magazine ⁃Winning a title pre-social media ⁃Struggling with self confidence while wearing a crownAdministrator at a K - 12 school Lawyer - former civil trial attorney Entrepreneur - wellness platform in e-commerce space. Helping women on the journey to self discovery using self care and wellness as their guide. Wife/Mom (2 sons)How to reach Joanne:FB: https://www.facebook.com/joanne.b.brown.98IG: @iambeauvoirMy Mōdere page: http://Beauvision.shiftingretail.comEmail: beauvoirconsulting@gmail.comSupport the show (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/authentic-voice-with-janice-mcqueen/id1462542236)
Brandi Jo Middleton  Mrs. International United 2021 shares her story of overcoming an eating disorder on this show. She is a mom, wife, and runs a global makeup business online. She is a licensed esthetician and cosmetologist, as well as a top leader in her company her company for 7 years with Younique..www.getglambybrandijo.comShe also is the co director of Miss Southern States Elite pageant and a pageant coach. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, everything Disney, and helping women feel beautiful! She has overcome many obstacles in her life, including obesity, hair loss, depression, post-partum, and an eating disorder of 25 years of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Because of what she went through, she developed a 5 step strategy called Crowning Confidence and it is a proven method to teach women how to heal through any obstacle they are facing and find the crown inside their heart daily. She empowers women through her workshops, online classes, and teaching in beauty schools, and elementary and high schools with this strategy. Her mission is to help every woman around the world and cure the epidemic of insecurity! When a woman is truly confident they can change the world!She is hosting zoom workshops to teach her platform until travel bans are lifted with covid. She has written a book called Woman thou art Victorious and became a best selling author recently.Support the show (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/authentic-voice-with-janice-mcqueen/id1462542236)
Katy is a proud wife to her husband Chad, and mother to their son Camden (7). With a heart to serve, Katy is an active leader in her community. She is the proud recipient of the bronze level Presidential Volunteer Service Award, and regularly volunteers with organizations like The Jamie Kimble Foundation, The Kindness Cupboard and Feed NC. As host of  The Joyful Life - a podcast dedicated to empowering women world-wide, Katy shares inspirational stories that will empower you to live an inspired, authentic life you love! She helps her listeners rediscover their deepest passions and ignites the fire needed to make them happen. Katy's personal platform is "Stand Up, Speak Out Against Domestic Violence”. Once a victim of domestic abuse, Katy takes an active stand in the fight to end DV. She knows first-hand the importance that awareness and education play in ending or preventing an abusive relationship.In 2014, Katy opened the doors to Katheryn Jeanne Photography, an award winning, international wedding photography company. Her work has been featured in national publications such a The Knot Magazine, Martha Stewarts Weddings and Brides. Her dedication to her craft, love for serving others, and drive for success catapulted her business from a side hustle, to the multi channel company it is today. In addition to capturing her client's celebration of love, she provides education and mentorships to both new and veteran entrepreneurs alike. As a leader in the wedding industry, she continues to empower the creative economy to rise together. She believes we are only as strong as the communities that surround us, and with a strong community, we can change the world. As Mrs. Cosmos International, Katy plans to use this opportunity to continue the fight against domestic abuse by volunteering at local shelters and domestic violence community organizations. In partnering with organizations such as The Jamie Kimble Foundation, she will help raise funds needed to put programs in place worldwide. At a national level, she will dedicate her time and energy to working alongside state representatives to push bills into approval that protect domestic violence survivors. She will bring educational programs into schools throughout the country to teach young girls and boys what healthy relationships look like and what to do if they feel they are in an unhealthy relationship. Lastly, from an international level, she will merchandise her global outreach program that provides resources to women and men who find themselves in abusive relationships. It is time to take a stand and rewrite the script for survivors of domestic abuse. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." The time to use our voices is now. Join Katy in taking a stand against domestic violence.Support the show (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/authentic-voice-with-janice-mcqueen/id1462542236)
Shivali Patel was crowned Miss Supranational USA this past July. As the child of an immigrant family, she has always recognized the United States as the land of opportunity. Taking advantage of that same opportunity, today at the age of 24, she is an entrepreneur, self-published author, and brand evangelist for a software company called Helium 10. She loves getting to do what she does, but has also always loved taking her passion for helping others beyond her work to other aspects of her life. Shivali began volunteering in nursing homes at the age of 12 founding her own movement working to bridge the generational gap between isolated senior living communities and the youth before gradually progressed to being on the board of the NC Walk to Alzheimer’s and Best Buddies committees. She feels most alive when she is meeting new people, immersing herself in different cultures, and picking up new skills that have the potential to deepen connections and relationships with other people. Please follow products and her journey to Miss Supranational:InstagramMiss Supranational Support the show (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/authentic-voice-with-janice-mcqueen/id1462542236)
After graduating with a B.A. Degree in Fashion & Textiles design in San Francisco and Business Administration studies at San Diego State, Mr. Galon began his creative career in marketing, public relations & special events in the fashion industry, producing high profile fashion shows which allowed him the opportunity to establish new product launches, public relations, design sets, choreograph shows and work exclusively with top couture designers and their collections, including many well known super models.  In addition to fashion show presentations, Mr. Galon contributed his creative eye doing event planning & visual displays for such renown retail companies as I.Magnin, Neiman Marcus, Escada & Armani.  He is known for contributing vast amounts of energy, creativity and talent toward the success of special events such as Macy’s Passport Fashion Show, Sausilito Art Festival and has worked exclusively on esteemed companies such as Bob Mackie Fashions, Thierry Mugler, Oscar de la Renta, Hubert de Givenchy(with the late Audrey Hepburn), San Francisco Opera & Ballet Fashion shows, De Young Museum & Asian Art Museum featuring various haute couture designers.Combining his educational and professional career with fashion, Mr. Galon has been a beauty pageant aficionado. He started as staff member with pageants in the early 80’s with Miss Philippines USA Pageant, a preliminary to the Miss Philippines Universe, World & International Pageant in Manila, Philippines. He designed his first pageant gowns in 1983, which was the catalyst to study fashion design in college.  He has since been Executive Director for local pageants in the Miss America program, worked as staff member for Miss USA, Miss Universe, coached countless pageant delegates and has judged numerous pageants across the country and internationally. 20+ years in fashion and with pageant involvements, plus 20+ years in personal development and public speaking has lead him to open an additional business called ‘Runway4Life’ (www.runway4life.com), a personal development, pageant & life coaching and wardrobe styling organization. His clothing line: ‘Joey Galon Atelier’ was officially launched at Miss USA 2010 in Las Vegas, showcasing his collections of evening gowns to the pageant world.  His gowns have been seen on national and international pageant stages.He was featured on the TLC networks reality show 'Vegas Brides' as the fashion & wedding consultant, was a principle on the reality TV show series: ‘Model Latina’ as the official Model and filmed in NYC for the Lifetime network in a fashion reality TV show called '24 Hour Catwalk' (same producers as ‘Project Runway’)   featuring him as one the nation’s up and coming new designers competing for the grand prize of full sponsorship and marketing of his burgeoning new clothing line company.www.joeygalon.com  website www.ruthbyjoeygalon.com  masksFacebookInstagram Support the show (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/authentic-voice-with-janice-mcqueen/id1462542236)
Sally is a survivor of domestic and sexual violence.  She has overcome so much to be the reigning Wyoming America's Inspirational Miss 2021,  and works to advocate for those that so need your help! She shares her gratitude and heart in this interview. Her positivity and message is one to listen to, as she has survived so much. She shares what is the pivotal moment in abuse and how to overcome! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Sally will be awarding five survivors with five crown pendant necklaces. The winners will share their stories through her Loya Project Facebook campaign.Make sure to follow The Loya Project and help survivors of domestic violence:The Loya ProjectSupport the show (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/authentic-voice-with-janice-mcqueen/id1462542236)
This is one of my favorite episodes from the past, and it was too good not to share again. Enjoy this blast from the past!Skin care is so important, and we can stay looking beautiful and young....at any age!  But it does matter what we use! Kelley West, Beauty Expert has found the fountain of youth and developed Next Generation. Learn how to reverse the signs of aging with Kelley!About Kelley:Kelley is a medical aesthetician in Beverly Hills where she has worked with the most prominent and well-known plastic surgeons and world renown dermatologists. She has also worked ON some of the most beautiful and famous faces in the world.As the creator of the Instagram sensation, The Diamond Instafacial and the Diamond Non- surgical browlift, Kelley’s treatments have garnered international exposure and helped to establish Dr. Jason Diamond as one of Instagram’s most popular surgeons. Kelley’s Diamond Instafacial has been performed on Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Sophia Vergara, Chrissy Teigen and so many more!With over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, Kelley has either developed or been the face of some of the most successful beauty tool brands including the Kelley West Microderm360, NuBrilliance, PMD, Silkn products, VBeauty and Trophy Skin. Kelley’s experience as an on-air guest at ShopNBC, HSN and infomercials worldwide resulted in over $300 million in sales in less than four years. Viewers trust Kelley’s medical background and her frank honesty about what the aging process is and which treatments and products truly work.Kelley is also the author of the upcoming tell-all book of beauty “Am I Pretty...Now?” and host to her sister podcast of the same name.Now Kelley brings all of her knowledge and her 52 years (that’s right, she’s 52 years old) to her new line, Next Generation.Next Generation is exactly what the name says...the Next Generation in skincare.How to reach Kelley and get her beauty tips and products:Instagram @kwestbeauty @AmIPretty.NowWebsitewww.kwestbeauty.comFacebookKelley West Beauty and Style Kelley WestSupport the show (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/authentic-voice-with-janice-mcqueen/id1462542236)
Darinisha Williams, Ms. California 2020 has a Doctorate of Psychology and her mission is to empower and help young women and girls to survive and thrive!As a Psychologist, working with children is her passion. She works with students who struggle with mental health concerns. Having overcome depression herself, her purpose is to serve others. With 60% of young adults suffering from mental illness, Darinisha's  platform “She is me and I am her”  focuses on mental health awareness for women and young girls. She is dedicated to being the resource she never had in school. Darinisha initiated an organization, Think Like Royalty, Inc. which is dedicated to providing opportunities for all young girls to live a better life. The organization supports and inspires girls ages 5-18 in the areas of self-image, self-worth, goal setting, education, social skills, and more.  The purpose of this organization is to encourage, empower, and educate young girls to strive for excellence by eliminating the myth that their environment and possibly their community will hinder them from becoming successful. We aspire to ensure that each young girl is successful in every area of their lives, by helping them to overcome the barriers that have prohibited them from being their best through helping them maximize their strengths and improve their area of need. We strive to create a better world, and we thank all of you for helping us to achieve that. How to reach out to Darinisha and her organization:https://thinklikeroyalty.com/Support the show (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/authentic-voice-with-janice-mcqueen/id1462542236)
Did you feel depressed, isolated, anxious or lonely during Covid? This episode will give you techniques to come out of covid stronger than ever!About JenniferJennifer Drews is has taken the challenges she has faced in life andturned them into a platform to help others. During 2020 she experiencedepression due to the isolation of covid, deciding to take back her life inthe fall of 2020 she climbed her way out of depression. This led to thecreation of her platform of The Lotus Project.Jennifer is the current Royal International Ms Arizona Role Model 2021How to join Jennifer:FacebookGroupSupport the show (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/authentic-voice-with-janice-mcqueen/id1462542236)
Merissa Underwood is an Environmental and Animal Rights activist. She attended Loyola Marymount University pursuing a degree in Political Science. In 2019 she won the title of Miss Montana USA which allowed her to speak openly about the relationship between Animal Agriculture and Climate Change, as well as the ethics of living a vegan lifestyle. As cattle ranching is one of Montana’s largest revenue sources, she was attacked and ostracized for her beliefs. Angry members of the Animal Agriculture industry created a change.org petition which garnered thousands of signatures to strip her of her title of Miss MT USA. She was harassed endlessly across social media platforms and even threatened physically in person by gun wielding ranchers holding military grade weapons in downtown Missoula. Rather than hide and remain silent, Merissa continued to speak out for animals and environmental protection as she traveled across Montana speaking to different groups about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. During this journey she discovered the importance of speaking to those who disagree and responding with empathy and love, even when hatred was thrown in her face. These experiences brought her to have multiple Op-Ed pieces published, including one in the Billings Gazette, Montana’s largest newspaper. She was a panelist speaker at the Earth Optimism Summit for EarthDay.org in 2020, has been interviewed on many podcasts, including Our Hen House, and went on to compete at Miss USA 2020. When not using her voice for the planet you can find Underwood DJing, writing, or singing. InstagramFacebookVegan Blogs mentioned in the show:Cruelty Free KittyEthical ElephantSupport the show (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/authentic-voice-with-janice-mcqueen/id1462542236)
These beauties are giving back at such a young age and are already change-agents in this world.  I love to hear young people making such an impact at their tender ages. Enjoy!MISS JUNIOR TEEN UNITED STATES - 2020Graceson Pugh FacebookInstagramGraceson is your Miss Junior Teen United States. She is a passionate artist who enjoys all forms of art and using her gifts to benefit others. She is the youngest in her family with two older brothers. Her oldest brother grew up as a heart patient at Children’s Hospital. His experiences led her to develop her platform, “A Work of Heart.” “A Work of Heart” combines her artistic talents, love for the arts and desire to raise awareness and funding for children with congenital heart abnormalities.  One out of every one hundred babies are born with a heart condition, making it the most common birth defect in the United States. During her reign, her platform service efforts will benefit the Cardiac Care Unit at Children’s Hospital. Graceson considers herself blessed to have been given the opportunity to coordinate with two child life specialists at Children’s. With their support she has provided 20+ handmade heart monitor carriers for the Heart center and 20+ Halloween costumes for the cardiac NICU. Graceson is currently launching an online photogenic contest, and hosting an art gala in 2021 where artists will donate a piece of art for auction. All money raised will benefit the Cardiac Care Unit at Children’s Hospital.LITTLE MISS UNITED STATES - 2020Caroline Grace Dowdy FacebookComing from the small town of Kimberly, Alabama Caroline Grace Dowdy is a girl with big dreams. Even at an early age, Caroline has always reached for the stars.  Currently in her seventh year of dance and second year of voice training she enjoys entertaining others and being on stage every chance she gets.  Caroline competed in her first pageant at the young age of four and instantly fell in love with the glitz and glamour of pageantry.  She enjoys the sisterhood pageants provide and cherishes the many friendships she has made.Pageantry has also provided Caroline with a strong work ethic which has transferred over to her academics.  She is an honor roll student in the gifted education program at her school along with being a member of the Science Olympiad team and School Safety Patrol.Throughout her short life, Caroline discovered her passion for service and community involvement.  She has led many charitable projects including diaper drives, foster children care packages, and toiletry collections for Ronald McDonald House. Her love of service inspired her to create the platform, “Seeds of Light”.  Through her platform she hopes to encourage children to get involved in their communities which will in turn make their communities stronger.  Caroline wants children to see the importance of being involved and how fulfilling giving back truly is.  Caroline believes that if she can help light the spark in just one child’s heart to make a difference then the possibilities are truly endless.Find out more about the United States Pageant, HERESupport the show (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/authentic-voice-with-janice-mcqueen/id1462542236)
A raw and real episode sharing some of my story. What is your story? What is your passion? What happened to you? Oprah just wrote an amazing book on this topic and I highly recommend it. What happened to you? Conversations on trauma, resilience and healing......is on Amazon now. I hope to interview her one day.My Authentic Voice podcast is about sharing and being vulnerable....yet strong and purpose driven. I interview pageant celebrities, influencers, experts, and those that are making a difference in the world...one crown at a time!I am taking on live coaching sessions here on my show for FREE. Let me know if interested and contact me @janicemcqueen Topics coming soon.....I am also giving away my book, Queendom, by joining my newsletter, HERESupport the show (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/authentic-voice-with-janice-mcqueen/id1462542236)
Lisa Opie is a unique woman, and her story is touching. She is a well-renowned Makeup Artist and Swimsuit Designer and we are talking to her about her start and her WHY. Her products are the best I have ever used and I recommend checking her out and Lady Code!I recently interviewed her for VIP Pageantry, and I learned so much about her and her secret to success. Please check this out and her beautiful line of makeup and swimsuits. All of the links to her products are here:FacebookInstagramSupport the show (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/authentic-voice-with-janice-mcqueen/id1462542236)
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