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We Are A Non-Profit Organization!

Mission

Kimberly Walker Curves Beautifully Empowered is a tax-deductible, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that is committed to transforming the lives of women and younger girls by providing empowering and inspiring experiences through fashion and confidence-boosting events, vision workshops and sisterhood. Our mission is to empower women and girls to embrace their curves; to see, to accept and soar into their personal awesomeness. She should look and feel good on the inside and out!

Vision

To see every woman and girl with curves large and small to take the risks in life necessary to experience and achieve her dream.

Growth

It is with great pleasure to share that Curves Beautifully Empowered has been in existence for four years and will be launching the third year of Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience, adding a full-figured fashion show to celebrate bodies with curves! Our organization has also recently established a non-profit 501(c)3 in 2017.

Signature Events

Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience, is our largest signature event with participants from around the nation.  Over a weekend women connect, shop, improve health & wellness and hear powerful stories from amazing speakers.

Full Figured Fashion Experience, is our newest addition and is an event launching in 2017 with local & national indie designers. We want to show the world that bodies with curves are beautiful no matter the shade or size of body. We are body positive, celebrating diversity.

Ladies Vision Academy, provides all those who attend an opportunity to create a plan of action to achieve their life goals. With quarterly workshops, ladies have a fun time connecting to each other and in between the workshops the ladies are held accountable for their plan of action. Each cohort will end with a year-end celebration retreat.

Girls Beautifully Empowered, is our girl empowerment program for 12 to 17 year old girls. Our goals is to cultivate their brilliance and instill confidence in their personal development. This is a 12 week session that creates a blue print for girls using their girl power!

 

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Email Us! Info@kimberlyjwalker.com

 

2018 M'chel

CBEE3 Inspirational Panel Speaker – M’chel Bauxal-Gleason

2018 M'chel

 

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 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 – Malika Bennett

2018 Malika

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 – Misty Schmidt

2018 Misty Schmidt

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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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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CBEE3 Inspirational Panel Speaker – Chisa O’Quinn

2018 Chisa Quinn

It is with great pleasure that we announce one of our CBEE3 Inspirational Panel Speaker Chisa O’Quinn Founder of My Sister’s Keeper Northwest!

Chisa O’Quinn is a Social Worker who has traveled with individuals through the worlds of Corrections, Counseling, Disability Services, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse. What sets her apart as a leader and advocate in the field is her ability to creatively seek solutions in difficult situations, and her focus on person centered planning strategies. Chisa holds a Masters in Social Work from Portland State University. She has been in the field of Developmental Disabilities since 2003, starting as an Employment Specialist, Supported Employment Program Manager and Personal Agent in Vancouver, WA. Recently, Chisa was a Personal Agent in Oregon’s Brokerage system.

Chisa is an avid spectator who enjoys watching sporting events, comedy shows, theater, movies and generally saying “yes” to new opportunities and activities that cross her path. Chisa is the founder of My Sister’s Keeper NW, an event planning organization designed to connect, empower, and enrich women. Her volunteer interests include volunteer coordination for iUrbanTeen and Mosaic Blueprint.

 

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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!

A Beauty

 

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