Piper and I met several years ago when we both attended Howard University School of Law. We are also both members of the same sorority, the amazing Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Ever so often we see each other around town, but her husband Clinton (my classmate) jumped on the idea to surprise her when he read about the campaign. We worked for a couple of weeks with me answering all of his questions and we even decided that she would get her blog questions at the shoot to keep everything a total surprise. However, on the morning of the photoshoot I received an email from Piper with her questions! Clinton had broke the surprise and luckily he did because Piper was no nonsense about him choosing her outfits. LOL The shoot was a lot of fun and definitely captured Piper's professional side and her New York native side.
1. When do you feel most beautiful?
I feel most beautiful when I have a special event to attend. Nothing makes me feel better than getting all dressed up, putting on a little make-up, making sure my hair is done and adorning a super sexy/cute pair of shoes.
2. What does being fearless mean to you?
To me, being fearless means kicking your insecurities to the curb, stepping out on faith and doing it. It doesn’t matter what the “it” is, but knowing that no matter the outcome, you know you will be alright, is my definition of fearless.
3. What was the biggest turning point in your life?
The biggest turning point in my life was getting married. As an only child, for so long my life was just about me—what I wanted, what I needed and what mattered for my best interest. Once you get married (or are seriously heading toward that path), it is no longer about self. It is about “us” and the collective. Therefore, my focus truly had to shift from solely thinking about me and mine to thinking about we and us so that we could be the best team possible.
4. What is a goal you have been working on?
2 of my major goals have been losing weight and growing professionally. I’m happy to say that I recently made a move that will help me grow substantially in my career and I continue to work on my fitness goals daily.
5. Tell me your story.
As a cancer survivor, living life to the fullest is extremely important to me because tomorrow is not promised. When I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 3, I didn’t understand the significance of my illness or the importance of truly cherishing each moment. However, as I’ve matured in both age and wisdom, I realize that time is finite and that you really do need to enjoy each day because you never know what day will be your last. That’s why I make it my mission to travel more, enjoy friends and family as much as I can, do things that are outside of my comfort zone, take time to fully take-in both the little and big things I do on a daily basis, try to be the best wife, daughter and friend I can be and just enjoy the good, the great, the bad and the ugly. It’s not always easy, but my life goal is to be the best possible iteration of me I can so I’m a better person for all the lives I’m blessed to touch on a daily basis.
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