This was supposed to be a simple quote post but the more I read Amber Riley’s words and allowed them to sink in, I realized this had to be a little more than just a quick excerpt. After all, she is the first African-American and Plus Size woman to ever win Dancing With The Stars (DWTS).
It was not an easy start since early in the season she began having problems due to a previous knee injury which affected her rehearsal schedule. Of course that had the skeptics thinking it was over for both Amber and Derek, but in true diva manner she refused to give up…
Knees may be givin me a bit of trouble but I refuse to give up. Still focused & havin fun w/ @derekhough in rehearsal! I’m gonna get this 😊
— Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) October 4, 2013
And get it she did…
Every week Amber brought her vibrant personality center stage right along with her moves, and oh! can Ms. Riley WERK the dance floor.
Amber is the perfect example that ANYTHING is possible if you have the talent and drive for it. Don’t ever allow yourself or anyone else to make you feel inferior. Your size, sex or color are not deterrents, instead learn to embrace them as strengths and go after your dreams.
Until next time my lovelies,