Sharrie Williams, author of The Maybelline Story, is an original descendant of the Maybelline family. Her Great uncle, Tom Lyle Williams, founded the Maybelline Co in 1915 and sold it in 1967. Sharrie shares her families photos, stories and vintage Maybelline ads.
Sharrie Williams, heir to the Maybelline legacy, is Tom Lyle Williams’ (the founder) great-niece and is steward of the vast Maybelline archives. Sharrie tells the story of the birth of the Maybelline empire and reveals intimate and never-before-told details about the fascinating family dynasty behind it in her book,The Maybelline Story.
People would be surprised to know that: I graduated from Vanguard University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology when I was fifty-four years old, just two weeks after my twenty-four year old daughter graduated Arizona State University with the same degree.
The WTL 5:
What’s the conversation that changed your life?
My writing teacher told me I had discovered my voice and had something to say. She told me to write a book.
What are you most conscious of today?
The importance of women discovering their true identity and sharing it as role models for the next generation
What part of you have you yet to give voice to?
My life story. I finally believe my personal story will be more important than The Maybelline Story
What’s the conversation women need to be having collectively? Getting involved on any level to keep our values and culture protected.
What needs to be said bigger, louder, stronger?
For me, it’s “GOD BLESS AMERICA.”
Thank you, Sharrie, for sharing your powerful voice with WomanTalk Live
I found my writers voice the Ira Progoff Intensive Journal Keeping Program. If you are interested in learning how to connect with your voice check out the program athttp://intensivejournal.org/index.php