Tonight, the Harmony project sang at the Women’s Fund Event in Columbus, Ohio. This is a terrific organization that funds projects for girls and women. We were seated on the very same stage as Whoopi Goldberg. She did an interview, and we listened.
Throughout the evening they showed videos of the different programs The Women’s Fund supports. It looks like they do great work for women.
A lot of people must care about the Women’s Fund because there were around 3,000 people in attendance.
We opened the show with a song that coordinated with a video showing women and girls. We got a very good reaction from the crowd.
After we sang, Whoopi said, “Aren’t they fricking remarkable?” That made us feel great!
Two lovely women, from the Women’s Fund, wearing heels and nice dresses introduced Whoopi. When she came on stage she didn’t disappoint. She was dressed in the usual unique Whoppi attire. She was wearing some weird shoes, but very cool!
She was interviewed by Justice Yvette McGee Brown. This interview also includes questions some young girls asked her via videotape. Here’s some things that they discussed. This is coming from my memory, so it’s not exact!
How did you become famous?
“It was just a matter of luck. I put on a big show and 3 people attended. One of them was a critic from the New York Times. He wrote up a good review of our show, and Mike Nichols came to see it. He took it to Broadway, and that’s when the success came. ..I’m also surprised at the path my career took. I never expected to become a movie star. “
What advice to you have for young girls?
“ Take a beat to think about what you’re doing… don’t rush into things. She told them not to use Facebook or Twitter to get back at anyone. “Consider that they might just be having a bad day!
Where does self-esteem come from?
“Self-esteem comes from way down inside yourself. You have to believe in yourself. It’s not something people can give you.
Who was your role model?
“My mother accepted me, and knew I was odd.” Her mother helped her see the things she could do. Her mother believed in her, and supported her decisions. She even believed she could make a career out of show business.
Talk about some of the View episodes.
I thought Rielle Hunter, who appeared on The View, was basically misguided. “She didn’t know you can’t speak ill about the dead.” (Elizabeth Edwards.)
Whoopi made some funny remarks about menopause. “ I decided not to have children, but with menopause someone else is shutting you off… She might a hilarious comment about hearing her last egg drop.
How did you get involved with Volunteering for AIDS
“I was living in San Francisco, and people started getting these lesions, and just dying. Nobody knew much about it. Even the hospitals wouldn’t take the people. They weren’t just seeing them as human. I knew we had to do something.
I would say all in all, Whoopi is really cool. I liked listening to her. She certainly wasn’t boring!
Not only did I enjoy Whoppi’s interview, I found out about “The Women’s Fund,” a very worthwhile cause.
Enjoy the slide-show. We were waiting to go onstage, and some of the photos were taken at the rehearsal!
If anyone from the Harmony Project would like to make comments, or additions, please feel free!