We are so excited to have Makela Steward as our CBE Fashion Experience DJ
Makela Steward, a Seattle native, is a graduate of Rainier Beach high school, Southern University A & M College in Baton Rouge, LA, The University of Phoenix and Seattle University. Music has played a huge part in Stewards life getting her through some of the toughest times in her life. Steward began her DJ career under the guidance of “DJ Uncle Nyce Guy,” a world renowned DJ based out of Washington State.
Currently Steward is also the proud Assistant Principal at Renton High School, an active member in her sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., her church Mt. Calvary Christen Center, a motivational speaker and a nationally sought after pageant coach. She loves engaging in community service and works everyday promoting her mission of equality in education and advocating for positive and realistic body images for every person she encounters. Her future plans include moving to the policy side of education, expanding her pageant consultancy business and widening her impact on all specially woman through empowering music.
Kay Soul is a singer, songwriter, poet and aspiring plus model based in Chicago. Previously nominated for a Chicago Independent Music Award for best R&B singer, Kay has released multiple singles, a mix tape, and her debut EP “Deeper”. She has performed at several high profile events including the 2017 Silver Room Block Party, Full Figured Fashion Week 2016 in New York City and singing The National Anthem at the NBA match up between Milwaukee and Orlando. Kay Soul has been a featured artist in numerous publications including Luxe Kurves Magazine, Rolling Out Magazine, American Pride Magazine and Indie Music Plus.
In 2016, Kay Soul was listed as an Artist to Watch by 716 Live magazine and in 2017, Kay become the first featured artist on the Canadian based music-streaming platform, Whoozl. Kay recently released her full-length album H.I.P.S (Hiding In Plain Sight) to positive reviews from the indie music community. As an aspiring plus size model, Kay Soul has modeled for national plus size brand Avenue. She is a Brand Ambassador for 2B continued custom jeans, and a sponsored artist for Rude Boy clothing Company. In 2018, Kay has continued to build her brand and body positive platform with a featured write up and podcast on Society of Sound focusing on perceptions of beauty. Kay Soul remains determined to live out her dreams and shares her journey via her video blog ” Sessions w/Kay Soul” on YouTube.
We are excited to announce Andréa Campbell as our Curvy Conversation Speaker! We look forward to hearing her journey of being body positive and loving her body. You can catch our Curvy Conversation on Sunday at the CBE Fashion Experience!
Andréa Campbell, otherwise known as the ‘Plus Size Pioneer’ is a plus size model based in Seattle, Washington. Her mission is to represent an underrepresented demographic and inspire body positivity and self-love by redefining the conventional beauty standard.
We are excited to have Alexandria Houston join us for Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience!
Living life to the fullest, Alexandria is an engineer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, life coach, and pageant queen. Born and raised in Houston, TX, she is a proud graduate of Prairie View A&M University College of Engineering and Argosy University Graduate School of Psychology. Alexandria is an advocate for women empowerment which was proven as she was the youngest to ever receive the Women of Achievement award in the category of Women’s Advocate in 2016. She was also honored in 2017 as Prairie View A&M University Top 40 Alumni under the age of 40. Alexandria is the former 2013 Miss Plus America and is currently reigning as Miss Texas All World Beauties. She is a Field Representative for an engineered wood company where she gets a comfortable balance between sporting her pink hard hat and boots or her favorite “business woman” heels. She prides herself on leaving a mark on everyone she meets by spreading inspiration, positivity, and love. Alexandria’s motto is “Always act in love and integrity”.