|Would you wear these?|
Are you ready for College Football Season??
Thursday, July 25, 2013
|On Set with Movie Director Zack Lee at Bobbcat Films|
I had the pleasure of working with short film Director Zack Lee. I was referred to him by @KimmyGotSoul who met me at a Birthday dinner for @Mattieologie and she told Zack that I fit the part of the character he was looking for. I needed more on camera experience so I said SURE WHY NOT! What was I thinking?? KUDOS to people who study the art of ACTING and who put in the work to perfect their craft. THAT IS NOT ME! LOL! I appreciate the experience and I cannot wait to see the outcome!
Take a look at the teaser video for the film The Domino Effect
Posted by Dawn Montgomery at 6:32 PM
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
It speaks volumes when someone that you admire and watch grow in the Industry that you want to work invites you to learn more about the Industry and see where you fit in. This is the case with the Emerging Administrators Academy that I was invited to attend on July 14-16th. Now I know that I was pushing myself that week because not only did I plan an event that weekend but I also agreed to be a Vacation Bible School teacher at my church, Big Bethel AME.
So I managed to attend this conference and boy was I rewarded with GREATNESS! I was able to meet some of the top Athletic Department Administrators of Various universities and colleges. I was also encouraged to stay on the path that I am on. When learning about the many factors that go into being an Athletic Department Director or staff member it did not discourage me. It inspired me. I understand the process can be grueling and it calls for relocation a lot of times for your family. I cannot relocate. SO I was able to learn that my transition into the Sports Industry is happening the way it is supposed too. I am doing exactly what I want to do and I can consult some of these universities and college Athletic Departments on various things.
Sometimes you have to place yourself in a room with people that may not know you and they may open doors that were shut.
|Emerging AD attendees and I|
|Paine College AD, Georgia State AD rep, Clark Atlanta Student, Myself, Former Clark Atlanta AD & Tulsa AD|
Check out Emerging AD for information on the next conference!
Posted by Dawn Montgomery at 6:55 PM
Monday, July 15, 2013
|Make Me Over Hair Bar owner & stylist LaShaundra Stansel|
Every now & then I get the opportunity of planning wonderful events for my friends. This time I was able to work with my Hairstylist of two years on her salon Grand Opening. This was very special to me because I have watched her blossom into a wonderful BRAND in this Industry. Take a look at the event coverage featured on Kontrol Magazine website!
Posted by Dawn Montgomery at 6:24 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, I share this day with approximately 5.7 million American adults, or about 2.6 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year. I am not alone, and I help others more than I help myself
#NoShameDay My story continues to help another teenager, college student, wives, husbands, mothers and fathers of those that are affected or support those that are mentally ill.
What I do is called, "Peer Counseling" and I take my job seriously.
There is a huge responsibility inside of me to help others assist their loved ones that are mentally ill. In the African-American community, we continue to ignore the signs of our loved ones and friends when they need our help the most. The signs are there and we have to acknowledge them.
I was diagnosed at the age of 15 and treatment began at 16. I was young and my peers did not know what I had to endure during this process. There were rumors started and I was at the hands of bullying during this time. I couldn't wait to leave home and start a new life but I couldn't run from being BIPOLAR. I have the disorder but it does not have me. I have learned what I can do to cope and what I can do to reach out for help. I recently got my first tattoo this year and its symbolism gives me LIFE.
The Semicolon project was started for those that have tried to end their lives with a period (by suicide attempt or cutting) and they survived. My semicolon reminds me of the work I have to continue to do in my community and the work I have to do on myself.
Next year I will be 30 years old and I have survived this mental disorder for over 15 years. I thank God for my journey and my process to endure it all but I am not done yet. Peer Counseling has afforded me the chance to look inside of another home or someone else's life and give them real advice that can work to help bring order and solace to their lives.
There's comfort in knowing that the people that reach out to me place this responsibility on me to help them find ways to help themselves or the people they love. I just want my race of people to be more accepting of us that are different from them and suffer from a mental ailment that continues to attempt to end our lives.
Unlike other Mental Illnesses, Bipolar Disorder can not be cured. But by the grace of God I will continue to lead the way in helping find a cure and ways for other people to win the battle over their minds. The mind is a terrible thing to waste and so is someone's LIFE. I need you to survive because your contribution to this world is greater than the thoughts that tell you that you're not worthy to live.
Image taken by Lifestyle Photographer Rebecca Morgan for Twenty7magazine.com
Posted by Dawn Montgomery at 4:46 PM