I'm proud of @NDPStephanie McLean MLA for Calgary Varsity! Women in Politics and leadership positions inspire me. She is beautiful from the inside and out. One thing I know for sure is that Stephanie is driven to make positive changes and listen to the people. Congrats to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley! #YYC #ABLeg #ABNDP
If you are looking for a new hot spot consider Afro Top Bar & Lounge to your list of clubs in Calgary. Located at 4710 17 Avenue SE, Afro Top is a new and fresh African-inspired lounge for everyone to enjoy a variety of music including Afrobeats, Reggae, HipHop, Trap and popular club anthems. They also serve food, drinks and Shisha. Local and international artists have performed on their stage. It is common to see public figures in their well maintained VIP section. I was invited by DJ Cheeks one of the founders of Afro YYC DJ's to attend their Victoria Day Long Weekend All White Attire event on Saturday May 17, 2015. Afro Top is very popular with repeat bar-stars and club-hoppers that it immediately reached their 250 capacity before midnight. Impressive marketing by Promoters and Deejays. Based on the turn out and drama-free fun it was a huge success. I was honored to have a meet and greet with Sudanese Artist Sultan Clintone who is currently in town as part of his Canadian tour. The best way to describe the artist would be humble, observant and cool. Sultan has built a reputation for composing unique Congolese music along with Sudanese rhythms. His popularity continues to grow - fans were excited to see Sultan present. Although our continuous order for Shisha never fell through it is fair to say that my Friends and I still enjoyed ourselves. I do plan to return and try their African cuisines as they operate as a restaurant during the day. It was clear that everyone left satisfied. Be sure to follow Afro Top Bar & Lounge on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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I appreciated that Envy Lounge who prides their reputation on being the leading African Bar in Calgary hosted international Ugandan Artist Dr. Jose Chameleon last night at their venue. Thanks to the Promoters for their efforts in having Chameleon return back to Calgary. I constantly hear from my Friends and people in my network that there are no interesting events happening in Calgary when actually there is lots of events that we can support in our city including this one. I personally would have liked to see more people come to support Chameleon. I also wished that Chameleon's performance was longer than 30 minutes for fans to truly enjoy more of his greatest hits and I would have preferred for local opening act David J David Band to perform closer to the main act. It seemed that most people who were present enjoyed themselves. However, most of the feedback I received after the event were not all positive. With that said, I would like to give Chameleon major credit for maintaining his composure and humbling himself to work around the tools that he was provided. He tried his best to put on a great performance for his fans. Its easy for attendees to judge and put blame on Artists when a concert is not up to their standards. Its important for promoters and DJ's to market an event properly and honor contract agreements. An Artist can only do so much to ensure fans are pleased. An effective team behind any Artist can greatly influence how an event will unfold and the overall experience fans will have after a concert. If you attended this concert please feel free to share your comments below.
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WOW! I found out that I am nominated for MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR for the Obsidian Awards. Thanks in advance for your support. You can vote for me once a day until October 11th here: www.obsidianawards.ca/vote
On set of Breakfast Television (CityTV), Modeling holiday dresses by Tadashi Shoji available at Toni Plus! #PlusSizeModel #CurvyModel #ModelLife #LifeOfAModel BT Calgary Toni Plus
ANNOUNCEMENT: Today, Grand opening of Toni Plus at The Bay in Chinook Centre Mall. I love their collections and enjoyed Modeling for them on CityTV. Look fabulous at any size! #PlusSizeFashion #PlusSizeModel
I'm honored to be working with a great team to help build a Clinic in South Sudan. This is an important project that will help save lives and assist many generations to come. Will share more details soon! All families should have access to healthcare. #SouthSudanClinic
We exist in a world where everything is labeled and categorized including people but is it possible to define ourselves? Sunday Omony believes that we have the power to define who we are through self-acceptance and embarrassing our own uniqueness. As a Plus-Size Supermodel, Omony challenges modern standards of beauty in the fashion industry while teaching us that we do not have to change who we are to succeed. Its up to you to define yourself. - TED Talks
I was honored to speak at TEDx in Calgary on June 14, 2013. I spoke in front of 1000 attendees. It was amazing to be the first-ever Plus Size Model to speak at an inspiring event. Thanks to the organizers, volunteers and speakers Chris Adamkowski, Chris Turner, David Cramb, John Vaillant, Josh Dueck, Kate McKenzie, Rebecca Northan, Reuben and the Dark, Rollin Stanley, Mayor Nenshi and Host David Gray.
It was amazing to meet people who were inspired by my talk. Its lovely the people we connect with when we are open, honest and vulnerable. I was touched when a woman ran up to me crying and she gave me a warm hug after my talk. There was a powerful connection between us. She said, that she could relate to my struggles with body image and rejection. We are more alike than we are different. Her words made my day!
I think having a positive body image is important. We are always reminded of our bodies. We cannot escape ourselves. We need to embrace and accept our bodies. Unfortunately, media, peers and our family members sometimes can make us even more aware of our bodies by failing to support a positive body image.
For many years, people were telling me who I should be and how I should look. I realized that I was headed down the wrong path by trying to fit a false standard of beauty. I decided that I was not going to change myself to succeed. My beauty is not defined by my size. I am more than just a model. I choose to define myself. Never let anyone define who you are. Its up to you to define yourself.