2021 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Angela B
“God placed strong women in my life who taught me that good deeds, a pure heart, and kind words enhance natural beauty.”
Who is Angela?
I am a daughter, granddaughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Professionally, I am an elementary principal, mentor, lifelong learner, and servant leader.
How did you come to understand your inner beauty?
The strong women that God placed in my life have helped me to fully understand what beauty is. Through awe-inspired eyes, I watched my mother and grandmothers display inward and outward beauty. From them I learned that good deeds, a pure heart, and kind words enhance natural beauty. As it relates to beauty, I experience high and low confidence, but I have found comfort in my own skin. Being comfortable in your own skin is my simple definition of beauty.
This project is all about inspiring women to see their beauty. What parts of your story can you share to help women to understand their own beauty?
No excuses. My beloved mother instilled in me the value of looking your best when you feel less than your best. In other words, “Get up. Dress up. Show up. Do your best.” In my lifetime, I have relied on this simple mantra to stay motivated to walk in my purpose.
Purpose. I have a calling on my life to help others, particularly children. For 27 years, I have worked in education. Each year has come with its own challenges, but also with great rewards. One of my greatest professional accomplishments has been moving a failing school to an A rated school ranked 14th in the State of Mississippi among all elementary schools. The key to our success was having our team believe in the vision: Show up (attendance), do the work (goals/support), and love what you do (relationships). I am forever blessed to have had the opportunity to work with so many beautiful souls… I am eternally grateful.
Love. I was blessed to have layers of love from my blended family. The greatest love has been the blessing of my three children.
Tell us about your experience with the photo shoot.
The photoshoot was symbolic of a bright spot along life’s journey. Being selected for the shoot came at a time when I was focused on everything and everyone except myself. It was good for the soul. During the shoot, I felt the impact of the project. I started to feel empowered and humbled all at once.
The entire experience was so glamorous. I like the notion of class and glamour, but I shy away from being in the spotlight. I prefer to shine the light on others, so it was a different experience to have everything solely focused on me! I became comfortable when I realized that this was another opportunity to serve others by sharing my story. Brandi and Kasper are simply amazing!
This is such a beautiful ministry… thank you for allowing to participate!
You are stronger and more beautiful than you know!
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International Award-Winning Portrait Photographer
Brandi Stage is an international award-winning portrait photographer based in Bay St. Louis, MS. She creates an exceptional magazine-style photo shoot and timeless heirloom portraits for women, men, children and pets in her studio or on location.