Friday, October 28, 2011

The Beginning!

Hello everyone! 
I am so excited to be coming to you as the newly crowned Miss Black Ohio USA. My name is Kayla Chanelle Hardimon (find me on facebook =]). For this first post I am just going to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about my experience so far (in the last 4 days!) 

1. I was SHOCKED when I heard my name called that evening, but beyond that, the amount of gratitude and honor I felt was something I cannot put into words. My motivation for doing the pageant was the impact and change that I want to see in today's world and I am BLESSED to now have the opportunity to be the change I wish to see in this state, this country and this world! 
2. A little background information: I am a 20-year-old junior studying broadcast journalism with a focus in political science and dance. Where or where? OHIO UNIVERSITY. That's right everyone, I am a proud BOBCAT =D 
3. A little MORE background. I am the daughter of Eddie and Starlena Hardimon who currently reside in Indianapolis, Indiana with my wonderful brothers Trey and Mason Hardimon. The love I have for my family could travel to the stars and back more times than anyone could every count! I am blessed to have a group of people who stand behind me in any and everything that I do, from my parents and grandparents, to my cousins, aunts uncles and even my "sisters" that I met at Ohio University I have the best support system that I could ever ask for! 

4. I would love to have you all as a part of my new family. Because of this pageant I have already gained  new sisters and even a brother and I can't wait to see who else I will meet and ultimately learn from on this journey! 

With love, 
Your Queen
         Kayla Hardimon 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

2011 Midwest Black Family Reunion

Hey, hey everyone!! The 2011 Midwest Black Family Reunion was great! I got the opportunity to be apart of the parade and represent Ohio! There were so many business professionals there and it was a great networking opportunity! It was a pleasure to be apart of an event and to be able to come together in unity and peace to celebrate our rich African American heritage proudly!