2018 Tiesha Robinson Spoken Word

Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience III – Inspirational Spoken Word Artist Tiesha Robinson

2018 Tiesha Robinson Spoken Word

 

Poet, Activist, Developmental speaker, and, aspiring Humanitarian are just a few words to describe Tiesha Robinson. The Houston resident grew up in Lake County, Illinois in a society structured with adversity. She found her voice in writing and the age of 15 she started reciting and assisting other poets to enhance their craft.

 Tiesha’s passion for the arts helped in the groundwork of building one of Houston’s number one showcases, “The Writers Block live”. She has performed at the Houston Improv, The House of Blues and many other venues.

 Aware of the need in surrounding communities, and understanding firsthand what it’s like to be homeless, Tiesha’s goal is to make conscious efforts to feed the homeless in the Houston and Lake County area. Thus far she has fed over 1000 men, women and children. In 2015 she founded SheRose, an organization geared towards helping women find employment, spiritual growth and effective communication practices.

In September of 2015 the organization implemented its first annual walk for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) to bring awareness as well as raise financial capitol in hopes for a cure. PCOS is a disease known as a silent killer that affects one in ten women with in the United States. In January of 2016 Sheroes Still Exist completed its first Career Expo for women in need. They teamed up with the Star of Hope taking six of their women through the full interview process and providing resume help, interview tips, professional clothing, hair and makeup, as well as onsite employers. This initiate of stabilization landed the organization in the Young Houston Magazine.

Tiesha uses her experiences, award winning poetry, innovation, charismatic personality, and determination to spiritually uplift and change the perception of every person she encounters everywhere. Currently She is the 2017 Miss Texas American Beauties Plus  you can find her volunteering at Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen located in midtown Houston, reciting poetry, speaking at local schools encourage teens on Career days, and on Facebook live every Tuesday. At the top of the 2018 she is set to release her first book. This a woman who has decided to dedicate her life to.

You WANT to HEAR the words that will come out of her MOUTH!

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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 – 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 – Malika Bennett

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We are excited to announce our Inspirational Panel Speaker Malika Bennett!

Malika Bennett aka ‘Ms. Malika’ is a radio personality, author and the CEO/Founder of Black Arts Love. Black Arts Love is an organization focused on the arts, cultural expression and economic empowerment. Ms. Bennett is a seasoned marketer, writer, community advocate, media professional and businesswoman with over 15 years of professional experience.

Under the leadership of the late Connie Bennett Cameron, she co-published the national award winning publication 206 Teen (Seattle Medium, 1998). Since then, Bennett has used her creativity to publish books, pursue creative endeavors and to drive forward products and services for clients and employers such as Kris Bennett Broadcasting, The Seattle Medium Newspaper Group, Accenture, Department of Defense, SBC Ameritech, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission and Washington and Virginia state governments.

Bennett is a Seattle native and holds a B.A. in Communications from Howard University and a M.A. from American University.

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CBEE3 Inspirational Panel Speaker – Denise Nicole

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It is with great excitement to introduce to you one of our amazing Inspirational Panel Speakers Denise Nicole!

Presidential Volunteer of Service Award winner, Denise Nicole is an  American Beauties Plus Lifetime Queen. Her roots are in Washington State where she attended Highline College as a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member and studied Hospitality and Tourism Management along with Business Information and Technology.

Professionally, Denise Nicole is the Career & Education Navigator for Port Jobs’ Airport Jobs and Airport University Programs. Port Jobs is a non-profit organization that helps individuals find jobs in the Travel and Logistics industry, as an Ambassador for Airport University she helps low income airport workers go back to school to obtain a higher paying job.

Personally, Denise Nicole is the mother of two beautiful children Charizma and Kingston both are no stranger to the camera themselves!

Most recently Denise Nicole has made television appearances on Northwest A New Day, Q13 Fox modeling for the Seattle style expert Darcy Camden. She has found her passion for editorial and commercial work through being a brand ambassador for local and national designers.

Denise Nicole strives to make a difference in her community by being a positive influence and has  been recognized nationally for her Excellence and dedication in her platform of “Education & Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awareness”.

 

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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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Women Empowering Women – Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience

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As the founder and CEO of Curves Beautifully Empowered I feel full and satisfied with the launch of our first Curves Beautifully Empowered Weekend. My vision has been in my mind, talked about with family/friends and written down in my journal for the last 3 years. Last year I woke up one day, not employed, still healing from an almost fatal experience and thinking to myself I am in no shape or form prepare to launch or start working on Curves Beautifully Empowered. But I pressed on and start laying the foundation. Oh and of course the beginning stages have not been easy. Many experiences transpired in preparation for this amazing weekend: defining of personal and professional relationships, ideas being shattered and the complications of life happening. Through all of the adversity Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience has successfully happened and I am over joyed with the outcome and so excited about the future!

Our kick off was warm, wonderful and exciting! We asked the ladies in the room two questions:

  1. Describe a time when Women Empower Women.
  2. Describe a time when Women do NOT Empower Women.

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Oh the answers were real! The comment that stuck out in my head was this. “A woman empowers a woman when she is secure with who she is and content in her life. And a woman does not empower a woman when she is comparing herself to another because of insecurities and lashes out in unhappiness.” That is DEEP right? How often do we speak that truth and be honest with ourselves? And others?

Saturday was a full day of workshops, our panel, Mixxedfit and meals! Here is what happened.

Again, how often can women come together to be supportive and inspirational to each other? The first things that happen was together creating and committing to rules of inspiration and empowerment:

  • Be Open
  • Be Here
  • Be Kind
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Able To Receive
  • Be Yourself
  • Be Drama Free
  • Be A Learner
  • Be Forgiving of yourself and others
  • Be Understanding
  • Be Loving
  • Be Free
  • Be Complimentary
  • Be Real aka Authentic
  • Be Open To Growth
  • Be Awake
  • Be Thankful

Our rule of engagement set the tone for a movement of inspiration and empowerment to be born in Washington State. Each woman brought something to give and walked away with some nuggets to keep.

Our first workshop “Reflection to Perfection” left us with two huge nuggets. One of the first things we learned is that we are constantly experiencing 3 stages in our life.

Climbing >   Going higher

Rebuilding > Starting Over-Building

Stumbling > Trying to get up

Every woman identified where they currently were, this helpful because it gives each lady a marker for where her work and goal setting needs to be but also that it is truly okay we are all at a center level for a reason. The second nugget given was that perfection is really equated to being FREE! Now, that blow our minds because how often do we equate perfection to stress, getting it right, not making mistakes and our Inspirational Workshop speaker Ruth Walker shared that perfection is our ability to be free in who we are. Perfection was never an achievement but the journey. BLOWN AWAY! Connect: http://www.pruthie.com

Our second Inspirational Workshop Speaker DeAndrea Williams came and laid us out with awesome beauty tips in our Polish It workshop. My favorite tip was buy lip sticks, shadow colors that you love cheaply at our favorite bargain stores but spend the extra for a great foundation. Here are a few more of her tips:

  • Purchase the correct undergarments for your wardrobe/body! A light spanx or serious body magic can go a long way to create the polish look you desire.
  • In your closet have a pencil skirt, nice fitting button down white shirt, a touch of animal print, a complementing blazer.
  • The make-up you see in magazines are editorial, they are not necessarily made for you to wear at work so be appropriate in your look for the setting you are walking into.
  • Pop in to thrift stores and look around because you will be amazed at what you might find. Mrs. Williams found a $700 never been worn yumminess for her feet!

The best tip that she gave was to ultimately be your -self and love on yourself by looking good and feeling good.

Our power packed lunch with Maura Barclay was so informative. I can’t do all that she shared justice but I walked away with 2 points: Honor the PING, you know that thing that tells you when you’re walking the park to be cautious or the guy you’re on the date with just gave off bad energy. Which means the PING is telling you to flee from the situation. It does not matter what others think about your actions. Your safety and wellbeing is QUEEN! Secondly, our power is in our body and how we present our body. Stand tall and boldly. To know more about Maura is to love her: www.unbreakablewoman.com

FB Pro Page: Unbreakable Woman FB Personal Page: Maura Barclay Yoga Twitter: @BeUnbreakable

Now let’s chat about our panel with the topic of “Be Empowered, Move Forward” what a breathe taking and life giving experience. Each woman had so much to share but here is what stuck out to me about what each woman shared.

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Kimi Lee King a health and wellness expert shared, keep it simple, we often complicate life where we don’t have to. Take each moment as it comes. I LOVE Kimi for this reminder! Connect: klking@seattleymca.org

Diane Lutovsky talked about how she created Life Lessons Academy in honor of her mother who felt like she was just a mother and not worthy of even a calendar. Creates opportunities for women to learn about many topics and provides a headshot. Connect: www.Lifelessonsacademy.com

Karly Rose a woman who did poorly in school never thought that she would be an owner of 2 award winning businesses and national beauty pageant title holder but now stands boldly sharing her story about dealing with body image issues. www.klassypermanentcosmetics.com

Kakela Hall Sr. gave a remarkable account about how as a younger woman she made a choice that could have robbed her of her freedom and how she handled that. She also shared how her and her husband took their savings after she had been laid off and 5 months pregnant to launch their business KD Hall Communications. Connect: Kela@kdhall.com | www.kdhall.com

Stephanie Rose an Advertising Executive and mother spoke about balancing work life and family life and the importance of creating a professional reputation that makes employers seek you because the level of work you provide is above and beyond. Connect: Srose@hbi.com

Kathei McCoy spoke about leaving her 6 figure income to launch her business of being a public speaker and life coach for others and how when tragedy struck her with the loss of her son, how she moved forward. Learn more: www.katheimccoy.com

Fralisa McFall shared about her experience of opening her school Imagination School and how she is able to provide a level of service to students that is unique to her school. Fralisa also shared how people can make a judgement on image and miss out providing their children with a unique opportunity of learning.

Denise Johnson a mother and national beauty queen was the moderator and brought great perspective to the discussion. Denise restated the importance of women coming together to support, uplift and inspire each other because there are so many jewels that can be shared amongst each other.

Saturday conclude with a hot Mixxedfit session by Deidre Daymon that worked out each and every woman in the building. Wearing our Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience T-shirts (available to you) and our white socks we had a fun work out! Join her weekly class: deidrediane@hotmail.com

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Happy Friday

Reflection Time

Happy Friday

Happy Friday!

I was thinking there are days, weeks or months when we can feel unappreciated, lonely, unproductive, frustrated and unhappy with their current place in life….So what changes it?

A few thoughts:

  • First and foremost reframing you mind. The number one factor that determines how you will live each day.
  • Changing the environment, people and space.
  • Trying something new (branch outside your norm)
  •  Revamp your perception. (For example: I can be upset at people for not doing for me what I do for them or I can accept the fact that the way I think and do is unique to me and to have expectations of others to do the same is not productive.
  • Dressing up to have an amazing day even when you feel blah.
  • Declare your I statements: I will not stay in my current funk! I am excited about reaching my goals! I believe that I can do it! I know what I am feeling is only temporary!

As human being we often live complicated lives due to our complicated thinking. We have to learn to take a few moments to reflect and simplify our lives. I would love for you to join me and my list of inspiring and empowering speakers on August 28th-30th to come and use that time to hear from others and work on what is important to you. I can’t imagine where I would I be without the amazing people I surround myself with to help celebrate me in awesome times and to help restore me in my low valleys. Like it or not everyone has their moments.

Wishing everyone an amazing weekend!

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You are worth it!

You Are Worth It!

Ladies! How often have you questioned yourself and said “Am I worth it”? Some of us it is every single day and others when life gets a bit heavy and we are completely worn out. I am here to tell you today that when those moments occur you will tell yourself “YES Woman, You are MORE than worth it every single breath”!

And why???

Because you were created to be just you! Not the images you see on the golden screen or in your living room, not the image you see when you finally got your caboose to the gym and not what others might have said to you. You are that wonderful person that wakes up and looks in the mirror to prepare for another day.

“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” — Sheila Murray Bethel

You are amazing just the way you are and you and only you have to power to improve upon yourself to be a better you each and every day. We all have our moments of feeling down and low but what is important is that we do not stay there. Put on your favorite song and SHAKE IT OFF! And have a fabulous moment moving forward.

You are CURVES BEAUTIFULLY EMPOWERED!

 

Next we are talking about 3 steps to feel empowered! Stay tuned!!!!