Celebrities Support Self-Care Celebration at the “I Love Myself” Festival

Honoring Inspirational Figures in South LA

Sunday, May 19th, was a day dedicated to self-care and self-love at the 2nd annual I Love Myself Festival, presented by the LA County Department of Mental Health and Project Pit. Held at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles, the festival recognized several influential figures, including chart-topping multiplatinum artist Omarion, entrepreneur and TV personality Angela White, also known as Blac Chyna, comedian Pretty Vee, and more for their positive impact on the South LA community and beyond.

Performances and Activities

Festival attendees were treated to a performance by GRAMMY Award-nominated multi-platinum R&B singer Mario, who performed classic hits like “Break Up,” “Crying Out For Me,” “How Do I Breathe,” and “Let Me Love You.” The festival also offered a variety of free programming focused on healing, community, freedom of expression, and mental health resources.

Angela White’s Transformation Award

Angela White, known as Blac Chyna, received the Transformation Award for her personal growth and evolution. During her acceptance speech, she emphasized the importance of seeking help and advocating for therapy, particularly when overwhelmed by giving to others. Angela shared the moment with her daughter, Dream Kardashian, and son, King Cairo. A memorable highlight was Angela and Dream dancing to Kendrick Lamar’s “Not Like Us.”


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Omarion’s Cultural Impact

Omarion, a chart-topping multiplatinum-selling artist, was named the Cultural Impact Honoree for using his platform to promote mental well-being. In his acceptance speech, he reflected on his roots in the area, attending Audubon Middle School, and the significance of the I Love Myself Festival in fostering community and healing.

Mario’s Musical Wisdom

Mario, the GRAMMY Award-nominated singer, shared his wisdom on self-love and personal growth during his performance. He stressed the importance of self-responsibility, prioritizing personal development, and maintaining faith in oneself to achieve goals and help loved ones.

Pretty Vee’s Comedic Light

Comedian Pretty Vee was awarded the Comedic Light Award for her advocacy for mental health and her faith-driven approach to mental wellness. She encouraged those struggling with mental health issues to pursue their divine purpose.

Additional Honorees

  • Blavity – Media Light Award
  • Stephanie Ike Okafor (Pastor and Podcast Host) – Faith Light Award
  • The Drew League – Sports Mindful Award
  • Supervisor Holly Mitchell (Los Angeles County Supervisor) – Political Light Award
  • House of Vibes and Wellness Nutrition – Community Fitness Award
  • A Team Foundation – Community Sports Award
  • Gina Views (Podcast Host) – Community Cultural Light Honoree
  • Scottie (Founder and CEO of SBRBN MEDIA) – Community Media Award
  • Grilled Fraiche – Health and Culture Award

Festival Activities

The festival featured a serene Garden Stage with R&B Yoga, Sound Bowls by Sol & Sound, and panel discussions on grief, finances, and self-care. The Kid Zone and Sparks Zone offered mindful activities like air hockey and basketball to promote relaxation and positivity, while the Mental Health Resource Village provided health screenings and access to licensed therapists.


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