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Phaedra: I Was Terrified and Felt Hopeless
Phaedra Parks opens up about the bomb threat to her office.
Bravotv.com: What was it like being at the DNC?
Phaedra Parks: Being invited to participate and speak at the DNC was an honor and privilege. Politics has always been a second love of mine. I enjoy the energy of advocacy and being a part of processes which impact policy, communities, and ultimately lives and legacies. The energy was incredibly exhilarating! As I motivated and encouraged others, I was equally motivated, encouraged, and energized.
Bravotv.com: What went through your mind when you got the call about the bomb threat?
PP: When I received the call regarding the bomb threat, I was terrified and felt hopeless because I was so far from home. Everybody knows my first priority is not only to protect my children and family but also my employees. I immediately began to strategize how I could best do that from another state. I was thankful that my mother was with my sons and LaToya, my office manager, was calm and collected.
Bravotv.com: How did the meeting with Apollo go?
PP: Divorce discussions are never comfortable and this one was no exception. Although the bomb threat was looming, I did not want to cancel the visit so I met with him in hopes of resolving any unsettled issues.