I’m changing things up a little today on the AF blog. Today things get a little more personal. I am a big fan of art and want to introduce you all to one of my favorites, Annie Leibovitz. She is a phenomenal photographer. Her portraits embody strength, love and change amongst women. You must check out her work. It will blow you away. It’s very powerful.
I was recently asked to pick a female hero in my life.
Picking out a hero is easy for me. Last year I featured my Grandma, who said goodbye to us to be with The Lord this year. This year, I want to talk about my sister Michelle. Many people who only know me from the show and from my public persona don’t know I have a sister. Not only do I see Michelle as a hero, but she’s a game-changer who inspires others. She exudes this infectious laughter that could make even the grouchiest New Yorker laugh.
She always has my back. Even when we don’t agree on things, we always find some sort of common ground and she talks me through whatever situation I’m struggling with. She’s like that with everyone in her life. She’d drop everything in a second if she knew you needed her.
Once when I was driving home from Dallas back to Houston, I stubbornly decided I would go as far as I could and NOT stop to get gas. I thought I could make it. Well, of course the obvious happened. It was midnight on a weekday, and my car had nothing left. Michelle came to my rescue, literally. Even though she lived 45 minutes away, she somehow managed to get to me in 30.
As I said before, she’s a hoot. Of course (in the rush of things) she bought the gas tank that came with no instructions. We had no idea how to get the gas out of the container and into my car’s gas tank. I think we stood on the side of the road for an hour laughing at one another as we tried to come up with a solution. Fortunately, being that we lived in Texas, we took advantage of the Southern hospitality. A nice gentleman came to our rescue and helped us figure it all out. Remember, I said Michelle was a hero, not a gas container expert.
Today you can #ShareYourHero on social media to honor that special person in your life who never leaves your side.
I’d love to know who you consider your female hero.
Here’s a little more information about the Annie Leibovitz.
WOMEN: NEW PORTRAITS – EXHIBITION OVERVIEW
In 1999, Leibovitz published Women, a book of portraits made in collaboration with Susan Sontag. The popular series of photographs was accompanied by an exhibition that opened to great acclaim at the Corocan Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Launched in London in January 2016, the UBS x Leibovitz collaboration continues to explore the changes in the roles of women today while bringing to life one of the greatest art exhibitions of the 21st century.
The tour will travel to ten host cities over the course of twelve months. Each venue will be selected based on its unique architectural context within the host city as well as its ability to attract both local and global attention.
Exhibition cities include the following:
• San Francisco
• Hong Kong
• Mexico City
• New York
Entry is complimentary. Visit www.ubs.com/annieleibovitz