Lip Sync for Lungs Live Battle: ALA Fundraiser

I’m preparing to battle it out at the 2nd Annual Lip Sync for Lungs Live Battle. My work family, aka The Voodoo Dolls, will duke it out with local Charleston celebrities to help fight lung disease. Last year’s performances included Prince, Gwen Stefani and Bruno Mars, so we have to bring the drama!

Lip Sync for Lungs Live Battle -- The Palmetto Peaches

Over 33 million Americans suffer from lung disease–my mother, Cassandra, was one of them. I was 6-years-old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It went away, but came back as lung cancer. Eight years later, she lost her battle. If I had to only pick two things my mom was good at–singing and dancing would top the list. So aside from team bonding and adding to my Best Life Summer list, this performance is for my mom.

Lip Sync for Lungs Live Battle -- The Palmetto Peaches

Due to Hurricane Irma, the event was rescheduled from September 14th to October 11th. More time to raise money and practice our slayage! For $10, you can vote for Team Caroline and the Voodoo Dolls. If you’re in the Charleston area and would like to witness the action for yourself–purchase your ticket here. Make sure to vote and/or buy a ticket under the “Team Caroline” tab! Want to know what song we’re performing? I guess you have to wait and find out. 😉

Have you ever participated in a lip sync battle? If have, or if you could, what song would you perform?

Ace Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

Saturday Night Love

There are two things in this world I know I love for sure: the arts and events with open bar.
Saturday Night Love--The Palmetto Peaches

Last Saturday, I joined the PeekABoo PrettyGirl Foundation, Inc. in celebrating the arts through music, spoken word, live painting and oh yes…open bar! Although it was a night of full of fun and champagne, the main reason for this celebration was to raise money for the Pretty Powerful Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior attending a 4-year college/university in South Carolina. The scholarship’s goal is to “allow more women to complete their degree programs and graduate with minimal debt, so that they may move forward to become an inspiration to others and leaders in their communities.” (
Saturday Night Love--The Palmetto Peaches
I don’t think anyone had to actually go to college to know the student loan struggle is maaaaaaaaad real. So it was fulfilling to not only support local artists, but to support a future game changer.

Saturday Night Love--The Palmetto Peaches

PABPG founders: Jessica Tee & Kindra Moné Photo by V.Aura

Performers included spoken word artist Queen T, musical performances by Niecy Blues and Goose Rage and live-painting by Fart.PDF and Distortedd (nationally accredited artist). Call me simple, but the concept of live-painting blows my mind. I was that girl in writing class who made the font extra small while I was typing, so no one would walk up behind me and read my draft. The confidence levels of performing artists impresses me, and the SNL artists were no exception! It’s one thing to create something and post or publish it for an audience to see, but another to create and share something right in front of an audience live!

Saturday Night Love--The Palmetto Peaches

Nationally accredited artist: Distortedd

Saturday Night Love-- The Palmetto Peaches

Singer/songwriter Niecy Blues Photo by: V. Aura

You know what else is impressive? The energy level at Saturday Night Love. What I thought was going to be a night of swaying and finger-snapping, turned into a lituation. Lituation = a situation that is lit, or in other words: a blast!

Saturday Night Love--The Palmetto Peaches

Oh hey, Bey!

If you or someone you know would like to apply for the Pretty Powerful Scholarship, visit For more information about PeekABoo PrettyGirl, or to donate to their efforts, visit!

PABPG is a non-profit based in Columbia, South Carolina, promoting self-esteem and self-love to women and girls.