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Laurie Hernandez: Balance, Breaking, Breakthrough

November 14, 20173947Shares

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The 2016 Rio Olympics were historic!! From the representation of black and brown girls to the dominance of the same, especially in the gymnastic field. Some names that may stick out to you are Gabby Douglas, Simone Blies and Laurie Hernandez. It was an incredible display of perfection and poise.

Team USA was surely well represented, but even more represented were every black and brown girl around the globe for they had just witness a breakthrough.  We had the distinct pleasure of sitting down to talk with Gold medalist Laurie Hernandez as we go over this entire journey she has embarked upon, the balance the breaking and the breakthrough, read on…spoiler Alert you may learn, you may laugh but if nothing else you will find out why we are flipping over Laurie Hernandez and you will too.

U.S. women’s gymnastics team, 2016 Olympics... Gold!  For those that had the disservice to miss such artistry take us through that experience from your point of view and color commentary.
I think being able to be a part of such a diverse gymnast team was very cool, especially for this generation to see that. It does not matter who you are and that you can do anything you set your mind to no matter what someone labels you as. The comradery was another part if not for the girls being so supportive with the girls was being so supportive and acting as a team. No one wanted anyone to fall, we wanted each other to do well and that’s why we were so successful.

You leave Rio with a lot of hardware and super stardom, appearing on shows such as Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel, the tonight show with Jimmy Fallon, the Today Show and many others; tell us a little about what that has been like and about that same young lady when the camera and bright lights are not on her. Things of interest, what you enjoy doing in downtime.
I remember my first time being on any talk show...



Dion Ringgold

Dion Ringgold

Philadelphia native, yes, West Philadelphia, born and raised, to Overbrook High, to La Salle University. Dion, is homegrown and a product of the rich culture that is Philly. Leadership, management and training professional, Dion grew up aspiring to be a cartoonist. Creating original characters and writing stories for them. Art and literature has always been his passion. Dion would write stories and create good characters that would be positive people. Now the founder and Editor in Chief of InClub millennial life and style magazine, Dion is still doing just that. Highlighting character over celebrity, Dion, is still displaying positive people, and sill doing art, but through the art form of style. Dion is also a conference Speaker, visionary, personal stylist and movie enthusiast. Dion considers Blake Mycoskie as his greatest inspiration in business and is a devote Christian.