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4th Annual Miss Phenomenal Pageant

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Ray Charles Performing Arts Center

900 West End Avenue Southwest

Atlanta, GA 30310

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DEFYING OUR DIFFERENCES, DEFINING OUR DISORDERS, AND DELIVERING DREAMS

Local teenager, Mhorgan Stephens, creates a unique talent showcase amid community support

For the fourth year, .The Miss Phenomenal Pageant is ready to give a unique group of young women and men an opportunity to showcase their talents without regard to their race, disability, disorder or size. On Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center , the audience will have an opportunity to celebrate differences and be involved in a program that supports the disorder/special needs community.

Eighteen-year old visionary Mhorgan Stephens has a clear message: she believes teens need to empower one another. She says, “We are all strong and there is no need to focus on our flaws. A pageant like this is needed because as a community, we don’t give kids with disabilities enough credit and they deserve to be recognized.”

Stephens’ primary reason for creating the pageant that empowers young people is tied to her own challenge with Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura or ITP, a chronic blood disorder. ITP has been a part of her own identity since she was 10 years old. Mhorgan understands what it’s like to deal with stigmas, stereotypes, and shaming.

“I’ve been laughed at, exposed to rumors, and made to feel less than normal. But I’ve also been encouraged to overcome it all, thanks to family and faith.”

There was such an outpouring of community support and feedback, she was inspired to bring the pageant back this year. Stephens also has another impetus for the pageant, for she simply wants the contestants, who represent the best of Atlanta’s diversity, to feel as special as many women they see on television, in magazines, and online.

“I want them to be treated like their stars and beauty queens, so that they’ll be inspired to offer the same treatment to other girls and young ladies.”

The Miss Phenomenal Pageant takes place on Saturday, March 3rd 2018, at Ray Charles Performing Arts Center , 900 West End Ave SW, GA 30310. Tickets cost: $7.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door The pre-show will begin at 5:30pm, followed by the at 6 p.m. To hear more of her story or need more information visit http://fox17.com/news/local/phenomenal-teen-uses-illness-to-make-others-feel-beautiful


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