Robinson Grand to Serve as Host for Miss Amazing Pageant

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on September 03, 2022 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center is honored to host the 2022 West Virginia Miss Amazing Pageant in downtown Clarksburg on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the historic Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center located at 444 W. Pike St. in Clarksburg.
 
The options available to girls with disabilities should reflect their boundless potential, but because of widely-held myths about their capabilities, girls with disabilities are often held back from taking risks that could enrich their personal development, deprived of opportunities to make friends, and granted less access to resources. As a result, they are more likely to experience low self-esteem than girls without disabilities.
 
The West Virginia Miss Amazing Pageant exists to question that status quo by encouraging those with disabilities, from an early age, to consider their goals, challenge themselves, and take pride in every aspect of their identities. This provides women with disabilities far greater opportunities to lead fulfilling lives and to effect change, allowing the world to reap the benefits of that change.
 
“Miss Amazing provides opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to consider their goals, step outside of their comfort zones, and build networks of support and potentially lifelong friendships,” said Ian McAra, the Robinson Grand’s Managing Director.
 
By investing in girls with disabilities, Miss Amazing nurtures a strong community of leaders who push back against stereotypes and advocate for change, thereby creating even greater opportunities for the next generation. They do this through increasing visibility, empowering personal development, nurturing friendship and community, shifting perceptions, and driving systematic change.
 
“The Robinson Grand would be thrilled to host any type of pageant,” said McAra. “However, this event feels like an opportunity for us to make a tremendous impact on the lives of young people in a way that we don’t usually have the opportunity to experience.”
 
The pageant is free to participants and open to girls and women ages five-and-up with a disability who reside in West Virginia. Every participant receives a crown, trophy, t-shirt, and a “crowning moment” on stage. Participants will feel like a queen for the day. Learn more at missamazing.org.
 
Tickets for the 2022 West Virginia Miss Amazing Pageant are only $10 and go on sale on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. All tickets can be purchased online at tickets.therobinsongrand.com or by calling the Robinson Grand ticketing center at (855) 773-6283.
 
Editor's Note: Submitted photo of  past West Virginia Miss Amazing Pageant contestants.



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