Every year Glamour magazine publishes a special Women of the Year issue. Along with the release of the issue, they hold an awards show at Carnegie Hall. This year, I was invited.
When we walked up, the red carpet was spread out and photographers were swarming. I wasn't sure who was being honored, but while standing on line to get in, the amazing Anna Wintour was standing behind us. I tried not to freak out/take 100 pictures, but the fact that she was standing in the same line as me, was a surreal moment. As we found our seats, the awards show began. Many of the winners were women most of us love. Lena Dunham was awarded with The Voice of a Generation award, Jenna Lyons (who I love) was awarded with The Fashion Original award and Annie Leibovitz with The Visionary award. The one that stood out the most to me was Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. She won the Lifesaver award for her Oscar winning Documentary called Saving Face, where she tells the story of women who have been attacked by their husbands with acid. When they presented her the award, she brought up one of the women she featured in the film. Everyone started crying as she spoke words of wisdom and strength. It was as amazing as it sounds.