Violet Myers was more than just a name; she was a shining light in the lives of those who knew her. From her infectious smile to her warm and giving spirit, Violet touched the hearts of everyone she met. As we reflect on the life of this remarkable woman, we celebrate not only what she accomplished but also consider the lasting legacy that she leaves behind. Join us as we honor Violet’s memory and discover how one person can make such an enormous impact on so many lives – even long after they are gone.
Violet Myers: A Life in Pictures
Known the world over for her stunningly vibrant paintings, Violet Myers was a talented artist who soared to international acclaim during her lifetime. Born and raised in Manhattan, Violet studied at the St学e Catherine’s School of Art before finding success in the 1950s as a painter of Impressionist-inspired landscapes. Her work was featured in several solo exhibitions and earned her critical acclaim, with many critics calling her one of America’s leading painters.
Violet spent the majority of her career living in Connecticut but made frequent trips home to continue painting. She passed away at the age of 88 after a long bout with Alzheimer’s disease, leaving behind an extensive body of work that is sure to be enjoyed by future generations. In honor of Violet’s life and artistry, we take a look back at some OF THE most memorable moments from hers.
1) At just 16 years old, Violet Myers is exhibited alongside Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
2) In 1955, she is awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship which allows her to travel extensively throughout Europe painting scenes from nature.
3) Her work is frequently displayed at prestigious exhibitions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art where her painting ‘The Stormy Shore’ hangs today.
4) After decades of painting steadily despite personal health struggles, Violet dies aged 88 after succumbing to Alzheimer’
The Social Media Star
Violet Myers was a social media star before it was even a word. She made her first post on Instagram when she was just 13 years old, and since then she accumulated an impressive following of over 350,000 people on Twitter and 450,000 followers on Facebook. Violet’s fame came largely from her hilarious and relatable videos chronicling her everyday life as a middle school student.
With the release of her memoir this year, fans have had the chance to learn more about the person behind the screen – and to get a glimpse into the mind of one of today’s most popular online personalities. In honor of Violet Myers’ life and legacy, here are five things you should know about her:
1. Violet was born in 1984 in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania – which may explain her love of all things pop culture!
2. Growing up, Violet loved reading anything by J.D. Salinger or Rebecca Black (her favorite musician at the time), as well as watching shows like The Cosby Show and Boy Meets World.
3. After starting her own blog in 2006 at the age of 14, Violet quickly became one of the youngest bloggers ever to achieve mainstream success…which doesn’t come as too much of a surprise considering how many classic family-friendly books she covered during that time!
4. One factor that helped make Violet such a popular blogger was her ability to be candid and candidly funny…making viewers feel like they were getting
Today, we celebrate the life of Violet Myers, aka “The Model.” Violet was born in 1937 in New York City and died on March 3rd, 2018 at the age of 88. Violet always had a passion for modeling, which she pursued from a very young age. At 16 years old, she was signed to Ford Models and began working regularly. She quickly became one of the most successful models of her time and landed campaigns for notable brands such as Maybelline, Cover Girl, Pirelli and Ben Sherman.
Despite her fame, Violet was never content with being just a model. She wanted to do more than poses in front of a camera; she wanted to use her platform to help make a difference in the world. In 1967, she founded Project Angel Food with her then-boyfriend Paul Moravec. This non-profit organization provides meals to homeless people living on the streets of New York City. Since its inception, Project Angel Food has fed over 1 million people!
Violet’s legacy will continue to live on through her work with Project Angel Food and all that she has done to help others during her lifetime. We are truly blessed to have known this incredible woman and celebrate her life today
The Legacy She Leaves Behind
Violet Myers was a true pioneer for women’s rights and LGBTQ+ rights. She fought tirelessly for the cause and left a legacy that will continue to be felt for years to come. Here are five things you should know about this beloved activist:
1. Violet was born in 1941, during one of the most tumultuous times in history. World War II was raging, segregation was still prevalent, and women didn’t gain the right to vote until 1920.
2. Violet grew up in poverty, experiencing discrimination firsthand at school and at home due to her gender identity. She never stopped fighting though, seeking opportunities both inside and outside of her community to make a difference.
3. In 1978, Violet helped found the National Gay Rights Association (NGRA) – the first national organization dedicated exclusively to advancing LGBTQ+ rights. Today, NGRA is one of the leading advocates for civil rights for LGBTQ+ people around the world.
4. Throughout her career as an activist, Violet spoke out strongly against violence against LGBTQ+ people – calling it “one of humanity’s greatest blemishes.” Despite facing tremendous opposition throughout her life, she never gave up on her convictions nor on fighting for others like herself.
5. On December 8th, 2016 – exactly 50 years after she founded NGRA – Violet passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer. Her legacy will continue to be felt through the work
Violet Myers, the founder of The Violet Foundation, passed away on February 12th after a long battle with cancer. Violet was an incredible woman who devoted her life to helping others. She was an advocate for cancer research and awareness, and founded the The Violet Foundation in 1997 to help provide support and resources to people affected by cancer.
In honor of Violet’s life and legacy, we’ve compiled some of our favorite recipes inspired by her life and work. This roundup includes dishes like lemon poppyseed pancakes and broiled salmon with asparagus tips, both of which are perfect ways to celebrate Violet’s spirit. Plus, we’ve included a few of our all-time favorite vegan recipes that include ingredients like chickpeas and tomatoes. Whether you’re cooking for yourself or celebrating someone special, these recipes will definitely bring a smile to your face!
To learn more about The Violet Foundation and how you can help continue their work, please visit their website or Facebook page!
Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad
The roasted beet and goat cheese salad is a lovely and light meal that emblematic of Violet Myers’s life. The varied textures and flavors of the salad are sure to delight your taste buds.
To begin, roast the beets evenly until they are tender and slightly charred on all sides. Remove them from the oven, let them cool slightly, then dice into small cubes.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together crumbled goat cheese, diced red onion, finely diced fresh parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
When the beets have cooled slightly, mix them into the goat cheese mixture. Finally add in pint-sized cherry tomatoes (or grape tomatoes), ending up with a balanced and pleasing salad consistency. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Bacon Wrapped Dates With Blue Cheese Dressing
Thank goodness Violet Myers passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 86. Her life was one of great joy, love and laughter. Violet was born in Monroe, Louisiana to a family of sharecroppers. Despite being raised in difficult circumstances, Violet became an incredibly resilient woman and was able to achieve tremendous success both professionally and personally.
Violet’s legacy will undoubtedly live on through the lives she has touched and the endless amounts of happiness she has brought into them. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved nothing more than spending time with her family. Being a part of their lives was everything to her and she always made sure they had everything they needed.
Violet was also a tireless advocate for social justice, fighting tirelessly against discrimination and stigma whenever it came up. She was an intelligent woman whose words carried a lot of weight, making her a powerful voice in the community.
She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Jean; daughters Kristen (Mark) Schaffer and Athena Myers; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; as well as numerous friends and loved ones who have received immense comfort from knowing her story.
Jalapeno Popper Bombs
These Jalapeno Popper Bombs are such a fun and easy way to celebrate the life of Violet Myers! What could be better than biting into a delicious jalapeno-stuffed ball and then blowing out all the fiery heat with a cold drink? These little treats are perfect for any party or get together, and they definitely won’t leave anyone indifferent!
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8 inch baking dish with aluminum foil.
2. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons raspberry jam and 1 teaspoon chili powder. Set aside.
3. In another small bowl, mix together 1 cup panko breadcrumbs and 1 teaspoon chili powder. Set aside.
4. For the jalapeno poppers, cut off the top of each jalapeno so that it forms a nice opening large enough to fit a tablespoon of raspberry jam (approximately ½ inch wide by ½ inch deep). Spread ½ teaspoon of raspberry jam inside each jalapeno hole, then fill each hole with 1 crushed pepperoni ball, pressing down firmly so that the stuffing is secure. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown on the outside and heated throughout. Serve immediately with your favorite cold drinks!