Congratulations to Amber Riley!
I am so proud of Amber Riley! The former “Glee” star took home the mirror ball trophy on Tuesday night and I couldn’t be happier.
I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for “Dancing with the Stars” and, as a diehard Gleek, when I found out Riley would be competing, I couldn’t help but root for her.
As a Black woman, I absolutely adored her. After receiving a perfect score with partner Derek Hough, Riley said she wanted to prove that ALL women (regardless of color, shape or size) could do anything they put their minds to.
And I couldn’t agree more.
Riley’s win isn’t just a victory for curvy girls, it’s another success for Black women, too.
So, you go, girl!
Thank you for inspiring girls and women all over the world to take risks and go for the gold.