On January eighth The FLOWHERS award show was held at the legacy center in East Point Ga. The award show was created by Brittany Miller And was a great way to start off the new year. This award show was a night to highlight Women of color and give them their flowers In their respected fields of Business, Community, Entertainment, and Education.
Events like this aren’t the first for Brittany Miller. She hosted a similar event that was a brunch that celebrated and gave flowers to local women in the Philadelphia community. It gave a moment to really celebrate the accomplishments of what black women are doing locally. The FLOWHERS awards were the first of their kind in Atlanta and are looking to be a crucial foundation piece to support and uplift what black women and women of color are doing in their community. “It’s very important to have events like this often, that support and uplift us if no one else will,” Said Enchantress “Jae” Carter, the host of the Enchanted Soul Radio Podcast. Miller is doing a great job in having events such as the FlowHers brunch and award show to showcase and give a platform to the amazing things black women are doing in their respective fields and community.
The award show took place at the Legacy Center in East Point, GA, this center was funded by the Tulsa Real Estate Fund, which is a crowdfunded and economic vehicle that is inspired by the historic Black Wall Street that was once in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which made for a perfect venue to backdrop the night’s event to celebrate not only African Americans’ accomplishments but black women’s strides and achievements. It wasn’t just an award show that took place, it was also an event where like-minded women and men came to celebrate black women and also mingle and network together. Events and award shows like these are important for our community because they normalize our community by giving each other their flowers, uplifting them, and not waiting for anyone else to give black women the recognition they deserve.