The one & only: Tyra Banks and I
How does one summarize one of the most amazing, memorable nights of their life?
Asked to perform a spoken word poetry piece for Tyra Bank's Flawsome Ball that will be benefiting Tyra's T-Zone and The Lower East Side Girls Club who will be opening a new building in 2013!
With only a little less than a week, I was able to write, rehearse and finally perform my original spoken word poem-in 4 days! And I couldn't have done it without the incredible Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai!
In a matter of 4 days, I've learned so much about not only writing poetry, but feeling it so I could put myself in the environment, the emotions of my words and really perform them.
It was an incredible opportunity and words cannot express how honored I was to have had the chance to perform my words, my message to a so many. And till this moment, it blows my mind that I can actually say I was involved with being one of the opening acts for Drake. Yes, that Drake!
Check out some of the photos from the event last night!
Me and the poet-extrodinaire, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai!
I have so much to thank this woman for!
For guiding me with her amazing energy and passion while writing and performing my poem!
Drake performing at the end of the amazing night!
Yeah, he was proud and he sang about it too ;)
Such a cool guy! Happy birthday and congrats on that GED!
Now it's my turn to sing "Make Me Proud"
Had such an great time last night! Truly unforgettable!
Special thanks to Tyra Banks, the T-Zone Team, Drake, and The Lower East Side Girls Club!
For being there for me for the past 9 years and counting!
But one last final thanks I have to give is to everyone who supported and was cheering me on before I even took step on that stage. Seriously wanted to cry backstage...it was that weird swelling feeling you have when you get all emotional and shit. I received soo many messages, texts, and good lucks from so many people, I'm honestly honored to have every single one of them in my life.
It's an insane thing that sometimes, I can't even register to myself that I can actually inspire people. That at this moment, people are telling me that I inspire them?! It seriously baffles me sometimes!
And how I've said to those-everything, absolutely everything is attainable in life. Someone asked me, "Cristine, how do you manage to do so much?" How?
By staying humble, working hard, and staying committed.
I hope that everyone who's been congratulating me and is reading this, takes what I said to them seriously! Thank you again to everyone who's been there for not only my success, but supporting me through my failures. I have everything and more to thank every single one of you!