BMWK: Do You Get A Lot of Opportunities to Work Together With Events Such As the Create Your Own Sizzle Event You’ll Be Hosting Next Month?
Allison: It’s not too much, but we’re now at a place where we’re putting our names out there so that we can host more events together. We have done a lot of things over the years. But, for the greater part of his career in our area, Marc has been in Baltimore. People in Baltimore watch Baltimore TV, and the people in Washington listen to Washington radio. So, though we’re only half an hour apart, it’s really two distinct cities as you know. But, now that Marc is on this side of Maryland, I’m excited about it because people hear him on a local radio, and they see him on my morning show in Washington. So, now that he’s here, I think that’s going to pick up because we really enjoy doing that.
Marc: And, we actually are interested in hosting events across the country and around the world. We got involved with Create Your Own Sizzle after hearing about the vision for it, and we were happy to help in any way we could.
BMWK: Any Final Words of Advice or Encouragement?
Allison: I talk to a lot of women I work with, and the overriding feeling with them is they often feel invisible and overlooked. The men I talk to feel like there’s this fear factor attached to them. So, at the end of the day, for whatever reason, we still have a lot of feelings to get through. I truly believe by leaning on each other and really embracing marriage and finding some positive role models, we can start to heal. That comes from us. No one else can do that for us. So, I appreciate what Ronnie and Lamar are doing, which is extremely powerful, and we’re happy to be a part of it. With all these beautiful black people in the world, there is someone out there for you that shares your same values.
Marc: All I can say after that is ditto. As parents, we have to love our babies and give them everything they need. The challenge is there are a lot of broken people. And, you have to heal yourself first before you can add to yourself.
Here’s a quick interview of Marc Clarke and Allison Seymour at the 2014 Standard of Living Community Awards:
It is true that you’ll get the best advice from people who have grown from their experiences like Marc Clarke and Allison Seymour. The power couple may seem to have not made it at first, but with the right timing and individual growth, they were, after all, destined for each other. Like them, if you want to build a lifetime relationship with your partner, you only need to be patient for the right one and the right time.
A huge thank you to Marc and Allison for sharing their beautiful love story with us!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on July 29, 2013, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.