Pinkie Meringue Shimmer Retires: In Her Own Words

Hello all of you fabulous wonderful people out there. Well as most of you know, Pinkie has retired.  Yes the time has come, the time is right, for me to step down as Pinkie.  It has been an AMAZING ride over the past 13 years.  WOW how thankful I am for the opportunity to be Pinkie and grow with the community.  Palm Springs has always welcomed me with open arms. I have had so many opportunities to make a positive impact and for that I am thankful.
 Pinkie
Pinkie is not just the personality that you all love and support.  Through Pinkie I have had a voice to help many non-profits in the Coachella valley.  Of course my main focus has been Desert AIDS Project.  I am along term survivor of HIV for almost 20 years.  I am blessed, I have everything I need, a nice home. Wonderful husband, great health insurance.  When I am at DAP to volunteer, it is a humbling experience to interact with the clients as Pinkie and more so as Larry (Yes that is my boy name LOL).  When I’m at the front desk or food depot or leading my weekly sewing group interacting with the clients and volunteers, I really get to see, first hand, the amazing impact that DAP has on the community and it makes me even mire thankful.

Pinkie Palm SpringsI have been so thankful to be able to perform and hosts shows and pride festivals and fundraiser’s.  I believe that when we are blessed in any way. We should help those that need the help in any way that we can. We all need to turn around and help the next one in line!
AND my huge thanks to my amazing family and husband,  who fully support me and my work. My parents who are very proud to say “my son Pinkie”  They are proud of the person I have become. My family thought me the value and need to help out others.
I also want to thank my most amazing husband. “Pinkie” is not one person, this is a group effort with my husband Kevin. Pinkie would not exist without Kevin. Kevin is an amazing artist as can be seen with my many Headdresses.
So thank you as we begin the next big adventure in our life.
 
Love and Light
Be kind to each other
 
Pinkie Meringue Shimmer/ Larry
 

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