I am Missouri, the visionary behind STYLETAINMENT. Our diverse portfolio includes The Show, A Cancer Survivor's Story, an annual GALA that specifically honors breast cancer survivors, and the prestigious Ada Award and so much more... I firmly believe in the significance of honoring individuals while they can genuinely appreciate it, and that is why we are here.
Sometimes, it takes a moment for us to fully embrace our authentic selves and grasp our purpose. My moment of realization occurred during a chemotherapy session in 2011 when I posed a profound question to myself: If I possessed unlimited wealth, how would I spend the remainder of my life? Prior to that, I was engrossed in running an Image Consulting and Custom Design Company. I vividly recall a conversation with a friend who envisioned a completely different path for me once I triumphed over breast cancer.
That question became the catalyst for the birth of STYLETAINMENT. Now, after 11 years, STYLETAINMENT transcends being merely an exceptional entertainment company that ignites your dreams—it has become the very essence of my being.
At the tender age of 9, I organized a fashion show for my mother, showcasing my Barbie doll on a makeshift cardboard runway. With unwavering confidence, I proclaimed that one day I would produce a grand spectacle. And 47 years later, "WE DID IT." In 2012, we unveiled The Show, A Cancer Survivor's Story, followed by the GALA in 2021, and the Ada Award made its debut at our GALA in 2022.
Honoring women who have battled breast cancer remains a profound motivation for my continued presence. The GALA is an incredible experience; the energy exuded by the ladies as they grace the red carpet, adorned in their finest attire, is simply indescribable.
The Ada Award grants me the opportunity to pay homage to my mother, who has been the driving force in my life. It serves as my heartfelt expression of gratitude, saying, "Thank you, Mommy, for granting me life and nurturing my dreams.“
Life, whether fortuitously or unfortunately, remains unpredictable. Nevertheless, each day we awaken with an ardent desire to effect change, to undertake endeavors that will positively impact lives and inspire dreams.
I am the "dream inspirer," and through the endeavors of STYLETAINMENT, we shall forever remain grateful for the privilege to make a profound and lasting difference.
I urge you to discover the very thing that not only awakens you each morning but also deeply connects with your soul. It is a journey of the soul, a path that may not be effortless, but in your most challenging moments, you will find solace in God and a purpose that propels you forward.
Always remember, NEVER EVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF.
Why is it important to honor breast cancer survivor's?
It is important to honor breast cancer survivors for several reasons:
1.Resilience and Courage: Breast cancer survivors demonstrate incredible resilience, strength, and courage throughout their journey. They face numerous challenges, including physical and emotional hardships, medical treatments, and lifestyle adjustments. By honoring them, we acknowledge and appreciate their perseverance and bravery in overcoming such obstacles.
2.Inspiration and Hope: Breast cancer survivors serve as a source of inspiration and hope for others who may be going through a similar experience. Their stories of survival and recovery can encourage and uplift those currently battling breast cancer, providing them with a sense of optimism and motivation.
3.Awareness and Education: Honoring breast cancer survivors helps raise awareness about the disease and its impact on individuals and communities. By sharing survivors' stories, we can educate others about the importance of early detection, prevention, and the available support resources. This knowledge empowers individuals to take proactive steps for their breast health and encourages them to support initiatives aimed at fighting breast cancer.
4.Support and Empathy: Recognizing and honoring breast cancer survivors creates a supportive environment for those affected by the disease. By showing empathy and understanding, we let survivors know that they are not alone in their journey. This support helps reduce stigma, facilitates open conversations, and fosters a sense of community that can be crucial for survivors' emotional well-being.
5.Celebrating Life and Accomplishments: Honoring breast cancer survivors is a way to celebrate life and acknowledge their achievements. It is an opportunity to recognize their strength, determination, and the milestones they have reached on their path to recovery. By doing so, we emphasize the value and significance of every individual's life and highlight their ongoing contributions to society.
Overall, honoring breast cancer survivors is a gesture of respect, gratitude, and support. It helps create a compassionate and inclusive society that acknowledges the struggles faced by survivors and encourages continued efforts to improve breast cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship.
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BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR
Ms. Queen was immensely blessed as the mother of 7 children that expanded her legacy to greatness. At the tender young age of 9 she recognized the extraordinary talents of her daughter, Missouri. After viewing Missouri’s cardboard fashion show on their dining room table, featuring garments Missouri had designed and made by hand for her Barbie doll, Ms. Queen knew that it would be essential for her to cultivate and nurture her daughter’s gifts so would excel.
Queen Ada knew that by empowering and inspiring Missouri to live her dreams out loud and teaching her to never give up, Missouri would develop incredible endurance and be positioned for greatness. Giving her daughter’s sympathetic personality, Ms. Queen knew Missouri would find a way to empower others along her journey, following in her mother’s footsteps.
The Ada Awards symbolize and capture Ms. Queen and her ability to plant and nurture the spirit of drive and determination in young Missouri. The spirit of knowing that no matter who comes, stays or leaves, never ever give up on yourself. Ms. Queen has been the driving force in Missouri’s life because she not only believed in her daughter, she propelled her daughter forward, with Ordinary Words as well as Extraordinary Actions.
This prestigious award is intended to serve as a catalyst for positive change and progress by establishing excellence, increasing prestige, inspiring innovation, enhancing collaboration and supporting development.
Our future goal is for The Ada Awards to become a global award that is presented to individuals for their extraordinary commitment and accomplishments of inspiring and supporting the dream in others.
If you have an Ada Award recipient in your life, and you would like to nominate them, click on the above or below form and submit. A representative will respond with 48 hours.