I arrived at the end of one of the sessions and I got to see the ladies walk…they were brining it. After they left more ladies were coming in. I filled out my application, got measured, and the adrenaline was going for I knew I was going to be the first to walk in this session. I said my prayers as the space got quiet as the Curvy Closets team gave their introductions, the cause of the fashion show, and then it began. My heart felt like it was in my stomach when they called my name. I walked over to the starting point, posed, and began to stride. Again the adrenaline was going…I blocked everything out and could literally hear my heels hit the ground. When I made it to the end the judges were smiling and one said, "Slow down." I took her direction as I walked back and heard the lovely Ms. Colleen say, "Tamara, I want you to walk again without the arms". The second time I walked, I was calm and it felt natural and I heard a soft whisper, "Yes." When I made it back all I could say was "Thank you LORD!" I'm so glad I went I felt like I CONQUERED those "NOs".
All the ladies looked good. It was an amazing turn out. Another thing I noticed was the strong cohesion amongst the women. They were looking out making sure tags were inside their clothing before the ladies went to the walk way. I really enjoyed myself at the Curvy Closets Casting Call. I'm ELATED to be a part of this experience, cause, and history for Philadelphia! I'm looking forward to the fitting. I MADE IT!