Shaun Robinson a Perfect World
We all know we don’t live in a perfect world, but Shaun Robinson is trying to make it as perfect as she can.
On Friday August 6th Access Hollywood host Shaun Robinson, hosted the first annual event “I AM PERFECT – EXACTLY AS I AM” The informal brunch at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills celebrated a notable group of exceptional teenage girls, “I wanted to bring together a group of girls to experience a wonderfully inspiring day of beauty and empowerment – to help each one of them know how unique and special they are.” Says Robinson.
The day of beauty and empowerment included about 30 girls, some of them from Girls Inc., a group of disadvantaged teenage girls from the Los Angeles area, who were treated to a once in a lifetime makeover by celebrity hair, make-up and fashion stylists. Robinson, is a member of Girls Inc, as well as the author of the book, “Exactly as I am” “I got the idea for this event after I did the empowerment video about a year ago, where you see how one girl who’s 16th years old was shocked because she had lip gloss on, and I asked her ‘Have you ever had someone do your make up before? She said no!’ Sometimes we take things for granted.” Says Robinson.
The teenage girls also heard advice on what it takes to believe in themselves from celebrities like; Niecy Nash, Monique Coleman, Vanessa Simmons, Pauletta Washington, and Garcelle Beauvais, some of them share personal life experiences and stories on how they still struggle with issues of self-esteem and body image, as well as excerpts from the book written by Shaun Robinson, titled “Exactly as I Am”.
The event is co-hosted by Manuela Testolini, founder of In a Perfect World, who’s mission is to empowers children and youth to become compassionate, socially-conscious, and responsible leaders. “I am incredibly inspired to see this amazing group of women come together, to empower and inspire teen girls for what will be a once in a lifetime experience. In a Perfect World youth ambassadors also discussed their community service projects and what it means to give back. All youth participants will organize and assemble a back to school backpack drive, to benefit a Los Angeles classroom in need.
In this by far perfect world, where we are bombarded by beauty contests, shows who call themselves ”reality shows” but are unrealistic, and where sometimes you are measured by how you look and how much money you have, I celebrate events like “I AM PERFECT – EXACTLY AS I AM” and admire celebrities like Shaun Robinson who little by little are making a difference and driving our attention to what really matters, INNER BEAUTY! The result will inspire girls to find their inner strength, grow confident, and believe in themselves. Says Robinson.
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