From Teenager to Web Designer

We all know the pain of creating a website or looking for a trustworthy designer. It seems to be a scarcity and some platforms just don’t give us the customizable options we’re longing for. As a child, we dream of the things we want to grow up to be; sometimes it actually happens and sometimes there is something better in store for us. There are the occasional times that we end up doing what we want, but in a different manner. NOYADESIGNS birthed from the transformation of a canvas artist to a web designer. By way of her father who needed Christina Gwira’s services during his personal time of need. Christina expected the challenge of web designing in the 11th grade. She’s six years in the game and not looking back — No wonder Christina Gwira is now deemed the Queen of the Web. 

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Taking Community Excellence to New Levels!

Lauren Jackson is giving back to her community in a priceless way by being a mentor. Mentorships are vital in the continuation of growth. It’s a beautiful thing to see how many mentors grow by becoming greater at their craft and the mentee equally beneifts as they now have a close resource during their times of need. IMANEE takes mentoring to a new level with a special focus on women empowerment. Say what?! With her model, more than one person can be great at a time! Yes sis! Let’s be great together. We think it’s safe to say Lauren is Queen of Community Excellence.

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Cut the Crap

It’s crazy that many products we use contain harsh chemicals that are NOT as beneficial as their gimmick implies. Shocker right?! No, not really. Many people don’t look at labels; it’s like shape, color, price and a catchy phrase are enough to make a decision on a product. Thankfully, we have people like Tiffany McCullough that decided to cut through the crap with her business JUNGLE and provide beauty/home care products that are what they say they are...ALL NATURAL. Tiffany’s passion to provide quality products stemmed from her mother’s illness that was associated with a product she was using; good enough to give to the family, good enough for me.

 

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Tailor made designs for the curvy, voluptuous, and modern woman

There is nothing worse than finding an outfit or store you like that doesn’t have your size nor will it ever. Trendy and cute shouldn’t stop at certain sizes; that creates the idea of adopting unhealthy habits just to fit in…..LITERALLY... just to fit in the clothes! Nicole Clark said no more! Wole’ Designs is “for the curvy, voluptuous and modern woman” so no more having to make do with what is available. Nicole went from designing for herself due to not having options to designing for the public so that no other woman has to feel there aren’t options. We all know how important options are in this vein and we are glad Nicole is challenging the industry to make every women feel beautiful. Meet the Queen of Plus-Sized Design!

 

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Follow your dreams. Reach for the stars. No limits.

Follow your dreams. Reach for the stars. No limits. Sound familiar? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to do this without it leading you to a financial crisis? Most people have heard the phrase “starving artist” and if you're an artist you may have lived it. The issue is NOT the desire to work as an artist, it's how to do so without “starving” and Michelda George can show you how! Through her business Versatile Image based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Michelda is sharing the blueprint to success for creatives and taking it on the road.

In support of her mission, Michelda is hosting a benefit concert held at Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami, FL on March 31, 2018 from 4pm-9pm to support her mission. She’s not giving up on the art! Just let the Queen of Creative Freedom be your guide. SUPPORT. PROMOTE. DONATE.

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Curls to the Next Level

Whether you are full black, ½ black or even ¼ black, we ALL can understand the common struggles of understanding our hair. There are many hair types so trying to pinpoint your hair type while learning to manage it can take several trial and error attempts with products. Sess Cannon in Dallas, TX, decided to take that challenge head on and conquered it. Through her business Sess Lee Curls LLC, Sess aims to educate women of all ages.She has the products, the experience and the personality to take your curls to the next level. Through her faith and knack for hair education we’ve dubbed Sess the Queen of Curls!

 

 

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Take back the community and then some...

A community is a group of people sharing a common goal and the goal should be to BUILD and PROSPER. We have all seen businesses come and go, just as much as we have seen outsider businesses come through and wipe out local smaller ones. Tiffaine Stephens decided to figure out why ‘outsiders’ could come in and benefit more than the community itself. With her business, The Image Republic, Tiffaine has created proven tactics to take back what’s ours. Through empowerment and strong business development tools, The Image Republic can help clients prosper while building and growing.


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Wearable Knits: Good for the Soul

Wearable knits that are good for the environment are Ceresa Newsome thing! With her newly found flexibility and experience in the fashion game, Ceresa is building a brand centered about items that feel good, looks good and made of things that are good. Building relationships with factories and suppliers in Brooklyn, New York makes the Sien Knitwear brand trustworthy and one who’s concerned about the customer experience! Fusing motherhood and business, Ceresa is finding her way in the world of sustainability. Meet the Queen of Knits!

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Date Yourself with these Unorthodox Home-Decor Products!

One word comes to mind when we think of, Avant-Garde Home and that is “Luxury.” If you’ve done your research like us, you know that there aren’t many home-decor brands out there, let alone, LUXURY ones. We rummaged through the Avant-Garde website and fell in love with the Faux Leather and Fur pillows! Houston-based and a dream! Pair the pillows with the oil-burning options and candles, and you have a self-care date night with your own damn self! Avant-Garde even has a wick trimmer, so your candle lasts as long as possible. We’re excited about this brand and Myeshia Brown’s stance on sprinkling our home with eye-catching and scented goodies. Meet the Queen of Luxury Fragrance & Home Decor!

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She’s a Healer and in Touch with her Creativity and Feminine Power!

She’s a healer and in touch with her creativity and feminine power. She has a mission to heal and create improved bodies within the Black community, especially women. Mystique Hargrove, the creator of Boho Wellness in North Carolina knows that these services are needed. Taking her knack for wellness from her Grandmother, Hargrove has created a platform that builds better people from the inside out. And the rituals of her grandmother are not going to waste as Hargrove’s passion to help women to conceive, heal and achieve higher levels of intimacy is a different kind of game-changer. This queen specializes in feminine wellness, womb work and soon, doula services. Meet the Queen of Womb Transformation!

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Two young sisters let their entrepreneurial wings soar!

Today we have a sweet treat. Two young sisters letting their entrepreneurial wings soar--Layla and Mya created their company Suga Babes with their peers and even us adult Queens in mind. Not only do they host mobile spa parties for girls ages 5-13 which is sure to be an amazing experience, they also have a “sweet” line containing everything we love, from lip balm to lotion bars and whipped body butters. With consistency and tenacity, these two are living their daydream. Support these youngins’ by meeting the Queens of Suga!

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It’s about Motherhood, It’s about Forgiveness

It’s about Motherhood, It’s about forgiveness. It’s about being authentically you and if people don’t appreciate it, you create a lane! At HoneybeNatural we are all about celebrating the black woman and her dreams. In a world of monochromatic beauty, it’s refreshing to hear chocolate drops like, Natasha Hunter, speak her truth about affirming her own beauty. She’s creating the life that she’s always dreamed of and in great fashion - being an example for her daughter! Meet the Queen of Chocolate Apparel in Fort Worth, TX.

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