Actress redefines ‘diva’, brings book to Baton Rouge
By Candace J. Semien
”DIVA is an equal opportunity word and a way of life! Live it!,” writes actress Sheryl Lee Ralph in her new memoir Redefining DIVA, published by Simon and Schuster’s Gallery House division. Ralph will be in Baton Rouge, Thursday, June 21, at Books A Million, 10533 South Mall Drive off Siegen Lane.
The book signing begins at 5pm. Store managers said 300 copies of Redefining Diva will be available at the store. However, with the city’s large numbers of HIV advocates and one of the nation’s largest population of Delta Sigma Theta sorors, Baton Rouge readers are expected to turn out in droves to see Ralph who has a career of HIV/AIDS activism.
“Soror Ralph takes back the word ‘Diva’. She owns it, and in doing so, encourages Divas from all walks of life to embrace the title that is truly and rightfully their own,” said Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre, national president, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.