“Our environment has a direct correlation on what we think and feel about ourselves. It’s taken me years to truly appreciate the beauty I have. I no longer look to the mainstream media to judge or value my beauty and worth. It’s a physical change as well as a heart change. My mind, body and soul are aligned with the Divine and I am grateful for all my features and recognize that I am created from Love, and that’s more beautiful than anything I can imagine.
A defining moment was in 2014 when I took my wig off for good on the air. I knew it might limit my career but I would not take it back for all the tea in China! It’s liberating and I feel free! I wake up loving me. That means making good choices with what I eat, drink and think. I’m exercising consistently and sleeping adequately. I speak life and positively to myself. And I’m honest with being accountable for the choices I make. It’s a daily challenge.”
—Pam McKelvy Hammer is a journalist and Detroit native. The former beauty pageant queen is a happily married mother-of-one and an advocate for autism awareness.
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