I am in total awe as I experience a group of senior women vying for the title of Ms. Senior Jacksonville. I am inspired by their passion, their truth, and their love for an continuance to learn and grow. I am reminded how easy it is to forget that life passes so fast - so live it to your fullest, cherish it like it is your last, and create opportunities that can last for eternity.Over the last few months, I have found the 2015 Ms. Senior Jacksonville contestants AMAZING in their own little ways. The spirit of aging is not something that people tend to embrace, but within this group of senior women; who are helping dispel the myths of aging, I am compelled and reminded how much of an asset, a true treasure our seniors really are. #seniorsrock!
If there is one thing I have learned from working with seniors, it is the importance of experience. The art of experience has taught me first hand how to survive, how to be successful, and how to forgive and move on. I am excited to grow wiser and even more thankful for all the wisdom my senior friends share. #Seniorsrock
It's been a journey as Ms. Mompreneur 2014. My reign started March 2014 in Orlando, Florida when I was crowned by Ms. Mompreneur 2013. What an experience not just for me, but for all the little girls, women, and especially Mompreneurs looking on. Being a Mompreneur is not a easy task. You have to balance and re-balance everyday to make things work. Things can get hard, BUT you just get up and restart and keep moving on the right path.
I am thankful to have a solid support system that keeps me grounded and progressing in the right direction. I have to admit and even encourage those of you reading this to look at your circle, review who is there for you and embrace their support by telling them how thankful you are for them. It works wonders!
Well, our SENSATION SIX contestants are ready to put on a great production. I am so proud of them and thankful that they trusted us to help them have a little more fun and bring sass and excitement to their life.
I admire these ladies for their spunk, class, and most of all courage. I only hope and pray that when I reach their age, I would be as wise and spunky as each of them. Hats off to our SENSATIONAL SIX!
I have to admit, I never thought a crown would make someone's day. It's true though. As Ii make appearances wearing my crown and sash representing Ms. Mompreneur, 2014, I am always amazed that placing the crown on someones head brings about a huge instant MAGICAL smile. It's like she glows and smiles from ear to ear. What a blessing the crown has made in so many lives! It makes me want to give every woman a crown!
You probably will not believe this tidbit, but while reading an article a few days ago, I learned that 2.5 million women, not babies and girls, but WOMEN participate or should I say compete in pageants annually. Wow! That's a lot of women. This article really made me realize how valuable pageants are. I admit... I did not always feel like that and honestly, I used to one of those women who really did not understand WHY someone would do a pageant not to mention go from one pageant to another year after year and in some cases, do several in a year's time.
Since I have been directing pageants for the past 6 years, I have grown to see the value; confidence boosting, love of self enhancer, a opportunity to meet new people, have fun, do something different, and especially for mature women pageants, it allows our contestants to dispel the myths of aging. It educates our audience on the spunk, talent, and all the gifts seniors still bring to our communities. It truly gives them a ego boost from out of this world...
Thinking back, I remember my first few years in the pageant industry, people would sarcastically ask if our seniors would be wearing swimsuits. At first, I would be somewhat offended, but later I understood this an an opportunity to educate and empower; educate the person that believes all seniors have wrinkly, frail, old bodies and empower those seniors who need permission to strut their stuff. I see senior women everyday that are reinventing what a senior is today and I thank God for choosing me to live out this vision by creating pageants for senior women!
Kenyonn Demps; College Professor, Pageant Director, Ms. Mompreneur 2014, Radio host of Senior Chat with Kenyonn, Wife of 21 years, Mother for 15 years, and a great friend to many strives to enrich the lives of seniors through education, empowerment and, pageantry.
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