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Be Iconic

October 4, 2011

She wore red shoes.  One of the funniest speakers you’ve probably never heard of said “The way I see it, if  you have to spend your days in a wheelchair you can either whine about it or you can seize the opportunity to wear  smokin’ red heels with zero discomfort.”

Sue Minns had her goodbye party today. The emcee, yes there was a funeral emcee, asked if those wearing red shoes could take one off and raise them up. This was not an odor test. This was an influence moment. Red stilettos, flats, Mary Janes, Doc Martins and even a lone Converse runner rose up.

Susan got her red pumps on ebay, from a drag queen. Her shoes became her brand icon. They represented saying yes to joy no matter what and Susan had lots of what: a house fire, cancer, MS, dying. Fueled by faith, family and Motown, Susan gave us a great story to tell, a perspective to cherish and a distinct way to remember her. She got branding but more importantly she got life.

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One Response to “Be Iconic”

  1. Sherry Simoes on October 7th, 2011 10:51 am

    Thanks for this touching thoughts of fond memories of a beautiful, funny lady that we will all remember!

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