From an early age, Reggie Wells knew he was different. He was born in the 1940s, grew up black in a mostly white town, and realized from an early age that he was gay. Today, he’s a make-up artist to the stars and credits his struggles with his success.
His life was one of abuse and rejection. The more he suffered, the stronger his resolve. No one believed in him, until a chance meeting with a fledgling talk show host changed everything.
Founding member of the Supremes Mary Wilson has lived an incredible life filled with extraordinary experiences and a determination to succeed. Find out why she’s so passionate about doing what you love in life.
The GBTV Show is the only program of its kind, and every week, we feature people who smash stereotypes and prove it’s never too late to live your dreams and make a difference. See for yourself what makes the show so special.
In the 1990s, Cokie Roberts wrote a book that examined a woman’s place in society. So much has changed over the past decade that she’s had to rewrite the whole book!
Making changes in life is never easy. There can be all kinds of roadblocks along the path to Growing Bolder; the roadblocks of age, religion and race. Many back away from them, but others stand strong, Breaking Barriers for the rest of us to follow.
She’s in her 80s, but that didn’t stop one woman from walking 250 miles to illustrate the importance preserving the historical Underground Railroad.
Her talent has helped her break many barriers, but Diahann Carroll says it just might her legs that are to thank for her great success.
Kay Davis auditioned on a dare, and the next thing she knew, she was the vocalist of one of the greatest bands of all time. Now, in her late 80s, Miss Davis is being sought after again as one of the last direct links to the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Eatonville, Florida, is built on dreams. It nurtured the goals of a young Zora Neale Hurston. This year the annual Zora! Festival celebrated an even bigger dream.