The new short documentary covers portions of DeBlair’s early life, military life, and current struggles with an autoimmune disease
ATLANTA, GA, August 06, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Growing up in Winona, MS, a town infamous for the arrest and beating of Civil Rights Activist Fannie Lou Hamer, Fitness & Wellness Coach DeBlair Tate had no concept of racism or segregation. To her, this was simply everyday life in a small town in Mississippi. It wouldn’t be until she managed to leave the normalcy of her city to realize the life she recognized as “normal” life for all people was, in actuality, very different.
In the recent release of NowThis HerStories, DeBlair shares information surrounding the many rewards of her military life, including becoming Senior Master Seargent and First Seargent of the Quarter in 2020. She also shares her life outside of the military that brought even greater rewards, including launching her athleisure line 8Figured.
Born and raised in rural Mississippi, life for DeBlair was something that most assumed was left in the past before protests, civil rights amendments, and laws made changes surrounding segregation, but that wasn’t the case. In fact, up until 2008, the city of Charleston, Mississippi, had never had a racially integrated prom, and the town would have preferred to keep it that way.
It was these life-altering realities that would set Deblair on a course to learn more about herself and the world by leaving home, entering college, and then the military.
“I felt it was important to share my story because a significant part of how I coach and motivate others is by asking their “why,” —But no one ever knew mine. I hope that people who are fighting battles, both mentally and physically, find inspiration in knowing that they don’t have to fight alone and can conquer whatever presents itself as an obstacle.” – DeBlair Tate
Released on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, the NowThis HerStory feature will stream online to an audience of over 1 million subscribers and can be watched by clicking here.
ABOUT DEBLAIR TATE
DeBlair is a certified Fitness Coach, a former professional figure competitor, a military training instructor, and the successful owner of the 8Figured Brand. With a primary focus on health, wellness, and making people feel confident about who they are and how they treat themselves, DeBlair’s goal is for those she encounters to reach a place of wholeness—mind, body, and soul. Her passion centers on helping others break through barriers and fully realize their ability to live happy, healthy, and prosperous lives.
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