I recently had the opportunity to speak with Ms. Fabulous about the latest event that she will be hosting – Girl Talk with Ms. Fab paired with Haitian American Youth Online, Inc. Hailing from the Bahamas, this Haitian Bahamian beauty is the true definition of a diamond in the rough. She has the smile and personality that lights up a room and keeps it lit well after she has left. Against all odds, she has prevailed through larger than life circumstances and became the powerful and fantastic diva you see today, will want to know, and will end up adoring. Girl Talk with Ms. Fab will take place on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Feeling Glitzy Studio, 8316 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, FL. 33351.
The ultimate goal of GTMF (Girl talk with Ms.Fab) is to bring mothers and daughters to a common ground and open the doors of communication through fun bonding experiences. They believe that mothers have the gift of allowing their daughters to know who they truly are allowing a daughter to know who they can become while still striving to bring out personal individuality. Imagine how boring the world would be with a bunch of cookie cutter daughters.
Throughout the evening, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a raffle and have the chance to win a mani-pedi experience. There will also be food, beverages, cocktails, and their fabulous signature drink the GTMF virgin and full bodied. The cost to participate in this rewarding and exciting event is $5.00 per person. Yes, you read that right – only $5.00. That sparked the need to ask Ms. Fab directly more about this event. Please continue to read what the gracious Ms. Fab had to share:
Me: Hi Ms. Fab! I am excited to talk to you about your upcoming Girl Talk event! Let’s jump right into the good stuff! I see to attend the Girl Talk Event it is only $5.00? How can that be?
Ms. FAB: When I originally started Girl Talk with Ms.Fab I wanted the experience to be great and also affordable, I wanted mothers to not feel like they were breaking the bank to have a nice evening out with their daughters besides, the message that is given is worth so much more and not all can afford to receive it otherwise.
Me: How many can participate in the event. Is there a “cap”?
Ms. FAB: Right now I want the message out more than anything so there is a cap of 20 Mothers & Daughters; I like the intimate setting; people are more comfortable and more willing to express themselves.
Me: How often do you hold this type of event?
Ms. FAB: I’m happy to say we got the okay to do it twice a month @feeling Glitzy Studio in Sunrise, FL. I couldn’t be any more grateful for our wonderful venue sponsor Angie Tornado. She believes in our movement and it really does take a village to raise a child.
Me: What are your top three goals you would like to obtain in this coming Girl Talk Event?
Ms. FAB: My daughter and I come up with all the activities to do for (GTMF) and we would like to focus on conversations that open the lines of communication. I really don’t want to give too much away.
Me: Young girls right now have opinions being forced on them from all directions on how they should act, feel, dress, and present and unfortunately the majority of those opinions are not reality nor healthy. How do you and what your program delivers set yourself apart from what mass media tosses at these young ladies?
Ms. FAB: GTMF’s focus is home first; that’s why I wanted to do this program for mothers and daughters. Most mothers already have the answers to many of the questions and experiences that her daughter will encounter in her life, so why not share the experience – the good, bad, ugly or indifferent. Our experiences as a teen should not be hidden from our girls! We cannot expect society to raise our children, that’s our job so GTMF is taking it back to the basics – home.
Me: Who do you feel are the worst representatives/role models for our young girls today?
Ms. FAB: That’s the thing – celebrities, politicians, etc., are not role models nor should they be held accountable for any child that does something wrong (those are not their children). As a mother of four I don’t expect people in the entertainment industry to have any influence on my children and if that’s what my children are focused on I didn’t do my job. I would have to own that. Besides, television is not watched a lot in my home. I like them to focus on things that can elevate their minds more.
Me: You once said “If you can help your children make a detour in a familiar place that you once visited don’t stay mute about it!” What would you say to those who may fear sharing with their daughter their dirty closet because they do not want to hear “Well you did it, I wanted to learn it for myself” or risk altering their child’s image of them?
Ms. FAB: Let me first say, this is a great question. GTMF (Girl Talk with Ms.Fab) tagline is simple – As a mother it is your duty to allow your daughter to know who you are so she in turn can know who she can become. Our hope is that they learn through our experiences, bypass them, and even become more fabulous then we are. It’s a gift that keeps on giving in my eyes because if I can help her avoid some things in life. As her mom, I am her protector so why not. It’s always hard for anyone to open up and accept the fact that they may be judged but it’s a place you have to take yourself to save your daughter and break cycles. Example: My Mother was a teen mom, so was I. I now I have all the tools needed to advise my daughter of how tough it was and how I missed out on being a kid; why wouldn’t I share? It’s all about communication.
Me: Can we expect to see Girl Talk branching out – like go USA wide?
Ms. FAB: Of course honey! The places Ms. Fab and Nancy Francois of Hay Online will take GTMF (Girl Talk with Ms. Fab ) will be amazing! Just thinking about it makes me excited; I would love to see GTMF everywhere and that’s the goal.
Me: In closing Ms. Fab; what is one thing you would like to have every young girl say to themselves before they go to sleep at night and first thing when they arise?
Ms. FAB: Easy! I would love them to tell themselves “I am powerful today. I will be even more powerful tomorrow.” Because it is the truth! They were born to be woman and women are more powerful than even some believe.