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Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience III – Inspirational Speaker & Model LaKeeshia Slaughter

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We are excited to announce our Inspirational Speaker Model Lakesshia Slaughter coming from Gulfport, Mississippi!

LaKesshia Slaughter is a published, award-winning, international Plus Size Model.
Ms. Slaughter has become a consistent and sought-after face and body in print, commercials, and on the runway and acts a brand ambassador to different companies. She travels not only across the U.S. and internationally to model, but also speak on panels as Mrs Mississippi Plus America 2016 at a variety of events to inspire, empower and encourage women to embrace who they are.

She is coming to pour into our #FFFE models and share words of inspiration at our Full-Figured Fashion Experience runway show AND of course SLAY the runway! You do not want to miss this power house!

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CBEE3 Inspirational Panel Speaker – M’chel Bauxal-Gleason

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Please meet one of our Inspirational Panel Speakers M’chel Bauxal-Gleason!!!

M’chel Bauxal-Gleason is an award winning Celebrity Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist known for her talent with many years experience. High profile clientele  including the Obamas,  Dakota Fanning, Dr. Oz just to name a few. Her expert styling can be seen on the Emmy award winning show Portlandia, Grimm, Leverage & Good Morning America including commercials, print, satellite media tours and electronic press kits.

She grew up in tiny Aurora, Oregon moving to Los Angeles after graduation to pursue fashion design where she received her B.A. from F.I.D.M. While in school, she was an assistant costume designer for MTV with Jenny McCarthy which led  her to become a costumer for Six Flags Magic Mountain where she had the opportunity to delve into special FX makeup.

Moving back to Oregon in 2003, she has appeared on AM Northwest a channel 2 ABC affiliate live morning show where she has helped educate viewers on makeup and hair trends. She has been the primary makeup & hair artist equating to hundreds of celebrities and entertainers. She has been a beauty writer for online magazines and is continuously working on mastering her skills.

M’chel, along with her husband were honored with the Lifetime Achievement Presidential Volunteer Service Award by Barack Obama with their accumulative 15,000 hours of volunteerism and was selected Volunteer of the Year for the City of Hillsboro -Chamber of Commerce.

M’chel tried her hand at pageantry and was

titled Mrs. Oregon Plus America in 2015 with her platform Mentoring Teens

where she set out to motivate, educate and inspire the youth of today.

She started pursuing her career even further with plus size modeling and appears in fashion shows a few times a year and became a semi-finalist for the well known designer Mac Duggal, “This is Why I’m Fabulous” plus size model search.

Bit by the acting bug, she landed her first principal role in season 5 of Portlandia and recently qualified to become

a SAG (Screen Actors Guild) member.

She’s dedicated to her career, treats her clients with respect, works hard to be punctual and strives to be a professional in everything she does to perfect her craft.

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CBEE3 Inspirational MixxedFit Instructor – Deidre Daymon

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This is a woman who brings the fire each year and whips us into shape with a warm voice and inspiring moves, our official Inspirational MixxedFit Instructor Deidre Daymon!

Deidre Daymon is a Seattle native.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Western Washington University – Woodring College of Education.  Deidre has worked for Sound Generations for eight years in various roles.  Currently, she is a Health and Wellness Counselor providing one-on-one health coaching to adults with disabilities throughout King County.  She is also one of three master trainers in Washington State for an evidence-based fall prevention program called A Matter of Balance.

When she isn’t chasing behind her two boys, Myles and Christian, she teaches MixxedFit at Rainier Community Center and New Beginnings Church.

She attends Pentecostal Covenant Church in Seattle where she is a greeter and program coordinator.  Deidre is enthusiastic about encouraging others, especially young women, to live their best life possible!

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CBEE3 Inspirational Panel Speaker – Shellie Willis

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It is with great pleasure to announce one of our Inspirational Panel Speakers Shellie Willis!

Shellie Willis is a U.S. Army Retired Master Sergeant.  She is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for WorkForce Central a workforce development council and is the CEO and Founder of Redefining Your Future, LLC and The Redefining You Foundation where she assist transitioning service women, women veterans and military spouses to their NEXT.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Studies from the University of Maryland.  She is a Certified Defense Financial Manager and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.  Shellie is a wife and mother of two children.  Shellie believes that being redefined means SHIFTING your lifestyle and perspective while embracing the next phase in life.

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CBEE3 Inspirational Panel Speaker – Kariba Jack

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It is with pleasure to present to you one of our Inspirational Speakers Kariba Jack!

Kariba Jack is an Nigerian American business woman born and raised in the lovely state of Washington. The flame to her business savvy ways, was initially sparked while attending Washington State University and has been burning bright ever since graduation. She launched Creative Events & Design LLC which is the parent company to her various ventures. Referred to as a ‘Jack of All Trades’ she keeps busy to uphold the title while balancing life and personal projects. 

The hospitality industry is where she landed after college. First working as a group reservations coordinator followed by working as a entertainment sales manager. It wasn’t long before the major leap of faith occurred and she transitioned from being an employee to being her own boss. Kariba is a portrait and wedding photographer, designer of Frobands, philanthropist who created the DAWA Project, Event director/Party planner, freelance makeup artist and owner of the Seattle Beauty Lounge. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and most recently announced as the new CEO of the Black Female Photographers organization. Kariba also works with small business owners as a consultant to help develop and build their brands and businesses. 

Kariba is a people person who finds so much joy in making people look and feel beautiful. She enjoys creating new connections and networks not only for herself but also for her associates. She is a passion driven, traveler of the world whose mission is to live life to the fullest.  

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CBEE3 Inspirational Panel Speaker – Misty Schmidt

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It is a pleasure to announce one of our Inspirational Panel Speaker Misty Schmidt!

Misty Schmidt is a wife and mother of two. She currently resides in Southwest Washington and is originally from Northern CA. Being an inspirational speaker and writer are among her many talents. She has a passion for helping women realize their worth, beauty and personal truth. This passion has led her to found Sister Love (motivational tools, blog, Instagram, website, daily positive message) with the purpose of helping encourage people, as well as guide them on their path to healing and growth.  Sister Love focuses on emotional health, physical health and spiritual health.

Misty’s educational background includes a BA in Social and Behavioral Studies as well as Management and Organizational Leadership from George Fox University. She is also Alumni with Perspectives on the World Christian Movement.  Additionally, Misty is very passionate about serving her community.  She has spent over 10 years mentoring youth and serving in international missions/humanitarian services as well as women’s ministries at the churches she has attended.

From being a plus size model on the runway of New York Fashion week to speaking from brokenness with her mission team in the depths of the Amazon, she believes we all have a purpose and we are all capable of finding our worth, confidence and truth. Misty derives great joy from sharing her life journey with authenticity and vulnerability.

 

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The Runway Show: Full Figured Fashion Experience

As I have mentioned on earlier post, we are adding a new component to the Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience Weekend and that is our The Runway Show: Full Figured Fashion Experience. With that being said we are very excited to begin our next phase or recruiting models and amazing designers who are passionate about the full figured woman’s body.

So if you know of or you are an amazing designer please contact us!

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And if you are or know of beautiful full figure models or aspiring models, let us know! Casting location and dates coming soon!

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SAVE THE DATE!!! Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience III

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I can’t believe that we are on our 3rd year of providing the Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience. It is with great honor to announce our Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience III and we are going to have such a good time and we are adding in a new addition that has been on our vision board but we were waiting for the right time. Drummmm roooolllll pleaseeeeeeee!!!! This year we are adding the Full Figured Fashion Experience runway show! If you have followed me any length of time you are more than aware that fashion is one of my loves in this world. We will have two panels one about Beauty & Wellness and Goal Divas building bridges over barriers! Our soul session will get you all the way together! And of course we must have our Mixxedfit on deck!!! Get your ladies and spend a weekend with us!!!

Last year our keynote speaker was amazing hailing from the state of Tennessee. This year I am so excited to have Natasha Monique Coleman who is a Master Trainer Select for the National Diabetes Prevention Program, CEO Royal Productions and Strategic Ambition, from the beautiful state of Florida!

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Natasha Monique Coleman is a wife and mother of 3.  Natasha is a Florida native and was raised here in Panama City, Fl.  Natasha is a health consult for Florida Department Health/Diabetes Service Department and Level 3 Health Educator and is the Ambassador of the National Diabetes Prevention Program where she is a Master Trainer Select, she trains other Lifestyle Coaches nationwide how to interact and facilitate with the participants of the program. She is also a Health Educator with a Wellness Program for several Fortune 500 companies focusing on Stage 1 and Stage 2 Hypertension in the workplace.

Natasha will take on any opportunity to share her story and wellness journey that includes an over 200 lbs. natural loss as an example to prevent others from morbid obesity and chronic disease.  She has taken a personal stand here in Northwest Florida to educate others of the importance of healthy lifestyle choices to make small changes and see big results and to be a point of resource for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension of how to manage it.

Natasha’s Wellness Journey has been highlighted on several national platforms including The Steve Harvey Show in Chicago, Katie Couric Show in New York, Dr. Oz Magazine, Essence Magazine, Prevention and First for Women magazine to name a few.

Stay tuned for when ticket sales begin soon!

A Beauty

Hey Beauty!

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When I was a young girl I remember playing on a grass hill and one of my aunts called out to me “You look soooo big and black!” as the sun was cascading on my back. It was clear in her tone and smirk that this was the worst possible names to be called. It was summer, I was heading into the fourth grade and for years after, that moment played in the back of my mind.

I was blessed with a mother who always talked about how beautiful my “black” was. She is a San Francisco native who grew up with “Say it Loud! I’m Black and I’m PROUD” She would tell me the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice! After that you could not tell me my black was not sweet.

As for the “big”, it creep up on me in 3rd grade. And continue to expand over the years. I wasn’t too concerned about that part besides she was NO little nugget herself lol.

What my aunt did was let me in on the fact that not everyone sees me as being beautiful. In her eyes, my dark melanin damned me to ugliness. I’m still praying for her. Lol, my point is beauty is all of you, from the birth mark to your body shape to your mane. It is all beauty that you must see in yourself. The world is cruel in how they define beauty. Don’t you dare be cruel to yourself.

Kimberly

XOXO

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NO MORE MASK

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A lot of folks have their public and private life. And some folks are able to balance the pressure of both well. And others simply put a mask on not really being authentic in their public life or private life. The first question I always want to ask is why? What is the fear you have?

I am a true believer that being authentically you is the most freeing and beautiful state of being. Being you is living life as you have chosen, living life your way regardless what lemons it can toss you.

Think about this quote: “One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.”  K.L. Toth

It has me thinking again about one’s worry about what everyone else perception of them. It seems like a unfair burden to carry on based on other people. If you read my earlier post you know I am not a fan of that!

Here is another perspective-

Think about this quote: ““You’ll never know who you are unless you shed who you pretend to be.” -Vironika Tugaleva

Who are you really? What defines who you are? Are you hiding behind a mask that starves the world of your personal awesomeness.

Today, I just want you to think.

Kimberly

XOXO