Wednesday, March 28, 2012 was, without a doubt, a night that will always be remembered. It will live on in the memories of myself, our Founder Damali Elliott and especially the young girls, Petals-N-Belles mentees, who stood and spoke in front of an audience of over 300 men and women who, even while not knowing them, came together to support them, their dreams, their futures and their greatness. For me personally, LIMITLESS will forever be etched into my memory because on this night I witnessed a group of young women further step into their own light and SHINE.
The power of mentorship is, for me a bit of an indescribable feeling. But it is a feeling that I would not be able to live my life without. Its power lies in the ability to, with our actions and our words, create a ripple within the surface of the essence of another human being that has the power to move through them for the rest of their lives. The more that surface is touched, the stronger the ripple and that essence, that person, is forever changed.
Our Founder penned what I believe to be one of the most genius tag lines “Change a Perspective, Change a Life.” It embodies everything Petals-N-Belles represents. It doesn’t speak of right, wrong, what we think our girls should and shouldn’t be doing but it speaks to perspective. It is through our perspectives that we develop our philosophies on life and our philosophies dictate the manner in which we lead our lives. So, when you change a perspective, you truly do change a life. And this is the essence of Petals-N-Belles.
-E. Isis Adewale, Board Member
“Tonight is a testament, to my passion, my dream and an unwavering belief that I can and will make a difference in the lives of young girls. LIMITLESS, in a word, tells my story. Tonight you witness a manifestation of my imagination and a dream that has seeped into reality without limitations.”
– Founder, Damali Elliott, Welcome Letter, LIMITLESS 2012
A Special Thank You To our Host Committee, Board Members, Emil Wilbekin, Bevy Smith, Rocsi Diaz and DJ Kiss~