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Eboni K. Williams Opens Up About the Important Way Her Mother Shaped Her as Black Woman

This Black History Month, the RHONY newcomer opened up about her childhood.

By Jocelyn Vena

Eboni K. Williams' connection to who she is as a Black woman started when she was just a kid. The Real Housewives of New York City newcomer spoke about her childhood during the latest Amplify Our Voices  conversation, sharing that reading books about the Black experience was a big part of her life as a kid.

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"We got to know our story. We have to know our experience. I think one of the things my mother, shout out to Gloria J. Williams, gifted me with when I was coming up as a young girl for Christmastime and birthdays, yes I would get Barbies and Cabbage Patch Dolls and all that, but I would always get these incredible books on the Black experience... So, that's important."

Eboni later became a published author herself, noting that her own book, Pretty Powerful: Appearance, Substance, and Success, is "my love letter to Black women."

Last year, it was announced that Eboni will be on Season 13 of RHONY and is the first Black Housewife in the franchise's history. Also in the Amplify Our Voices interview from earlier this month, the rookie 'Wife opened up about what it means to be a Black woman: "Eboni, that says it all. It's in my name. It's in the way I walk through the world, the way I move. It's my superpower and I really mean that."

In celebration of Black History Month, Bravo continued its Amplify Our Voices conversation with a February 10 Instagram Live hosted by Bravo social’s Peyton Weiss, and featuring Eboni as well as Cynthia Bailey of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and Dr. Contessa Metcalfe of Married to Medicine.


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