As I was talking to her, I couldn’t help but to think how much I wish there were more people in the entertainment industry like her; an uplifting soul, who knows that soul advancing and mind expanding art have a place in mainstream media, and strives to give it that place. Being comfortable with herself, she reflects outward and its contagious, and can cause even the shyest one to want to make their own voice heard, and express themselves in the face of adversity.
Diandra’s willingness to embrace herself when very few did, has had her perceived as an awkward young woman who others found difficult categorizing, to unique master piece, who others want a piece of. As a matter of fact, a shot taken of her is on display at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum established in December 2003. The museum’s building, designed by David Adjaye, is on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. It has close to 37,000 objects in its collection related to such subjects as community, family, the visual and performing arts, religion, civil rights, slavery, and segregation.
Early efforts to establish a federally owned museum featuring African-American history and culture can be traced to 1915, although the modern push for such an organization did not begin until the 1970s. After years of little success, a much more serious legislative push began in 1988 that led to authorization of the museum in 2003. A site was selected in 2006. The museum opened September 24, 2016, in a ceremony led by U.S. President Barack Obama. (Wikipedia)