Majella Mark is a 25 year old, MBA student working in the publishing industry in New York City. She has spent time conducting charity work for numerous organization such as the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society and the Thornhill Community Supportive Services. She hope to earn her PhD in culture impacting media within developing non Western nations and help the media appreciate cultural differences in a subjective manner. She spends a good bit of her time volunteering and engaging in artistic expression through drawing and painting. Majella hope to put her dent in the world in a unique way.
Réal Hamilton-Romeo has it all – beauty and brains. This young professional consistently defies the odds; try to put her in a “box” and you can’t because this multi-hyphenate’s talents range from writing for www.BeyondBlackBeauty.com to developing internal communications strategies for a major airline and teaching college students about the PR profession … and so much more. Her PR and marketing talents have touched several industries, including lifestyle, travel, fashion, entertainment, business, beauty, finance and real estate. Réal is a busy lady, but she still finds time for the things that matter – friends and family, especially her daughter. Réal earned her Bachelors and Master’s degrees with honors in Communications Studies from The College of New Rochelle and currently resides in New York City. www.realhamiltonromeo.com | @RealisMyName
Abigail Ekue is a writer and photographer. Her work focuses on the human experience. She is the author of the short story collection, The Darker Side of Lust. With a degree in Sports Sciences, her non-fiction focuses on health, fitness, nutrition, body image, sex and relationships. She also uses her photography to promote a positive body image - both as photographer and model. Abigail Ekue, writer, photographer, artist, provocateur.
My name is Ebony Williams. I am a Black woman. I consider myself a quiet storm. I work extremely hard to be the best person that I can be and I make sure that I position myself towards the top. I am considered a very serious person; however, I'm driven. I tutor in my spare time and try to be a role model to my students when I'm not working in the magical land of healthcare IT.
Life has been a twisted spiral coaster for me, from radio broadcasting to music production now bar instructor. You name it, I've probably done it (explains the name Joat - Jack of all trades). In all of that, finding myself and becoming one with the acceptance of enjoying who I am, I must say I'm a motivator, a thinker, an innovator, a listener, and to shorten the list, many times misunderstood. Growing up I always considered myself to be different, you know, out of the box. I spoke a language that many of my friends couldn't even understand because I was so open to possibilities, wisdom, and growth. I'm not much of a talker, but I will say I'm worth the time to get to know, but not everyone is ready for this experience. I wasn't always ready for my experience, but I am now. With that said, please check out my future. Its been a long process, but as a puzzle, its coming together piece by piece. You can check out some of my ventures on facebook at www.facebook.com/artsextherapy or www.artsextherapy.blogspot.com. Tah Tah!
Noelle K. Barnes is a writer, multi-faceted media and marketing professional, and proud supporter of the reImagining. She specializes in building new media based communication strategies for small businesses, artists, filmmakers, start-ups, and entrepreneurs. Through Abstract Marketing, Noelle empowers new voices and fresh brands beyond the mainstream. Connect with Noelle at www.ThisIsAbstract.com or @ThisIsAbstract.
Ameria is a writer/poet, an open spirit, educator and is in the process of starting her own tutoring and editing papers business. Ameria is defined by her mind and experiences and continues to take a path of growth, learning and positivity. In this light she knows the need and significance of dialogue as a transformative tool to change. She is also looking to capture the love within people through her small photography project: Intimacy (a 3 part series). You can follow her tweets @trinipoetess or look her up on Facebook if you would like to learn more about her various moving ventures.
Ayana is a young "rock star" recruiter forging a career within human resources. While trying to "fool folks" with her so called "non traditional corporate" appearance she is quietly organizing her future HR consulting firm. In the mean and in between time she is supporting dynamic productions like the reImagining project and blogging here and there for one of the coolest, independent artistic sites, societyhae.com.
Chicava HoneyChild is a burlesque danseur, actor and producer. She is the Creative Producer of New York City's Brown Girls Burlesque and teacher at BGB's Broad Squad. She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College her areas of interest being performance art, women of color in burlesque heritage, and sacred sexuality and spirituality. She is currently working on a documentary on the legacy of Women of Color in burlesque. www.chicavahoneychild.com and www.browngirlsburlesque.com
Jeniere Danyelle Bailey is a healer-intuitive, entrepreneur, stand-up comic looking to be a catalyst for change and inspiration in not only in her community but the world at large. In 2013 she will be debuting an natural spa/skincare line containing exotic ingredients sourced from Africa, Central America & South America. She is hoping the reImagining project will inspire and create a platform to discuss the problems of racial/ethnic stereotypes in the media and how to heal from the burden.
Dionne Grayman. Mother. Daughter. Sister. Educator. Blogger. Conversation Starter. Community Engagement Specialist. Co-Founder, Mothers Empowered. Chief Creative Officer, Power Mama Academy. Helping women to embrace the potential of who they can become by celebrating who they already are. The Movement is Mother'Hood Power-Full. Twitter: @MEmpowered
Wendy Petties, Native New Yorker, and powerful hot pink woman is the Founder and Owner of Simmer, LLC. a relationship and sex coaching practice based in NYC. An advocate of pleasure and free choice she is concerned with the way Black women's sexuality is portrayed in the media and in our own minds. In both cases Black women are seen as either hoes or just shy of nuns and through her work she certainly has seen all types of women along that spectrum. Visit Simmer, LLC on Facebook to learn more or reach Wendy.
Solo Artist. Writer. And New York Timesand New York Post Reviewed actress. Phipps is a woman in charge of her career having created her very own solo show infusing 27 characters and slam poetry. Following a young actress turned writer who finds herself through the spirit of her deceased mother. Phipps is gearing up for a 2013 college tour of this show. More info below. She will also be premiering her new project entitled, "She Who Struggles," a one act that follows two woman (one black the other white) as the tackle the issues of Gentrified harlem through love and poetry. Twitter: @latoniaphippsFacebook: Latonia Phipps (Like and stay updated on upcoming shows) Website: www.latoniaphipps.com
Hi my name is Melissa, I want to be known as someone who is hard working, Intelligent and Strong willed to say the least. I am human and neither my hair nor race will define me! Let my efforts and abilities shine through. Founder of The Bronx Naturals LLC An All Natural Soy Candle Company.
Shonda is a 42 y/o single mother of three. She is a LPN working in home care for the last 5 years who hopes to earn her RN within the next year. I spend most of my time supporting my children's endeavors ( cheer leading coach , Girl Scout leader , gymnastics team mom for football , basketball and track ). I no longer want to be judged by my title or what appears upon first impression rough no nonsense exterior. I am a fun loving extrovert who enjoys making people laugh and loving life with all it's ebbs and flows.
A versatile actor, vocalist and writer, Daralyn Jay has worked in theater, film, commercials and voiceover. She is also a regular performer on the New York jazz scene and contributes to lifestyle/arts publications VEVLYN’S PEN and NeoBlack Cinema.http://www.Daralyn.netTwitter:@DaralynJay