RECAP: Inspire a Difference 2015 Honors event

October 26, 2015 - 4 Responses

Happy Sunday to my lovely readers. On Thursday October 22, 2015 I was honored to attend the Investigation Discovery and Glamour magazine Inspire a Difference Honors event. The night honors event was filled with motivational, inspiring and committed people who want to educate by empowering others.

Glamour and Investigation Discovery partnered to recognize four women who were personally affected by their supported issues and decided to speak up, stand tall and assist others going through the isssues of crime and social injustices. The night was dedicated to inspire healing, offer insight and options on how we can make a difference in our every day lives just as the honorees.

The welcome remarks given by Danica Lo (Digital Editor at Large, Glamour), Henry Schleiff (Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination American was the ceremony host who kept the attendees in high spirit and laughter with his witty delivery and Kristen Paruginog (Found/Executive Director of Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence) made the Everyday Hero Presentation as she was the recipient of the 2014 award.


Embrace - Angie Harmon and Beverly Gooden Photo by: Fritz

There was not one single dry eye in the audience as the dedicated, courageous and influential honorees spoke at the podium. The four incredible women who were honored for their bravery, involvement and hard work were: Angie Harmon, Grace Gealey, Annalynne McCord and Beverly Gooden. Barbara Walters even made an appearance to this wonderful night of recognition.

I have received so much inspiration, knowledge and motivation to keep my grandmother’s legacy alive a motivational concept starting out with a simple hashtag #iSmileforAngele. I will continue my efforts to provide toys, coats and food for those in need, provide scholarships and speak at career day.


Inspire a difference 2015 recipients - Photo by:

Angie Harmon the appointed UNICEF Ambassador since 2013 has commited to end human trafficking. By providing health care, clean water, education, emergency relief and so much more to children in over 190 countries and territories. Visit


Honoree Grace Gealey and myself - Photo by: Chanel Speedy

Grace Gealy empowers teenage girls with The Saving Our Daughters charity provideing tools so they can overcome bullying, dating abuse and other obstacles. Visit for more information.


Annalynne McCord with her Inspire a Difference 2015 award - Photo by: Chanel Speedy

Annalynne McCord is the spokeperson and ambassador for The New Somaly Mam Fund: Voices of Change to end human trafficking. She has used her own truth and is on the path to end sexual exploitation, modern day slavery and empower survivors. Visit to learn how to assist.

Beverly Gooden the 2015 Everyday Hero receipient is the founder of The Ella Mae Foundation, a non profit working towards creating awareness about domestic violence. As an advocate of victim’s rights; once being in the shoes of the people she assists propelled her to create the Twitter hashtag #WhyIStayed. Her organization provides direct services and planning an escape successfully and to live a life free of violence. Visit to donate and learn more information.

I left feeling more inspired than ever before I hope you are able to help another in need, overcome an obstacle and make a difference in someone else’s life.

To learn more about Inspire a difference visit –

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Wear Akin Clothing and provide school uniforms for underprivileged children

August 6, 2015 - 2 Responses


No child should be deprived of being given the opportunity to gain an education. In some developing countries it is a legal requirement for every child to wear a school uniform to be able to attend class. Many families face financial hardship surviving on just a few dollars a day. Resulting in a child missing out on receiving basic knowledge from attending their local school.


Akin is a clothing company devoted to helping unprivileged children around the world receive an education by providing the school uniforms necessary to attend school. School uniform distributions have been made in Fiji and Tuvalu in the beautiful South Pacific. With history of working with 7 other including: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Guatemala,  Haiti, Peru and Samoa.


Akin was started by a college student who resides in Hawaii who had a vision for the betterment of education, the future of our children and to alleviate some of the parents obstacles. By identifying the students who are in need the next step is to create product and apparel. The kids earn their school uniforms by participating in a community service project. The likes of Amber Mozo and Carissa Leigh have collaborated with Akin Clothing to spread this inspirational mission.


The Orgill is a pocket tee made by using the drawings of the children in the schools Akin worked with in Northern Peru.


How can you play a part in making a difference in another child’s life? Simply by purchasing Akin Clothing which helps to provide a school uniform to a child in a developing country.

As an incentive for a 10 percent discount for any product on the Akin clothing site Akin Clothing official website use the discount code: chanelspeedy.akin10

The change in the world starts by having a vision that can be seen and carried out by others willing to help. Wear a statement toward helping the next generation; Akin clothing.

Chanel Speedy is the definition of SPLASHERY!


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