Growing up with a rare syndrome, Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS), I had no one to look up too. No one who could ever understand my pain in depth. Now that I am older and at peace with who I am, I am being that exact person I wished for growing up.
I became addicted to makeup. I used it to cover up what I was going through and to cover my flaws. I realised that other women also do the same thing. I wanted to use makeup to empower women to love themselves from the inside.
We're celebrating the everyday woman of colour! We're working on an exciting new project called Thru Her Lens. From May 1st to June 3rd, we are asking women to submit a photo of a woman of colour (Asian, Black, LatinX, South Asian) and to let us know why she is beautiful. We want to see dark, medium and all types of skin shades captured.
That moment was so defining for me and it changed my whole world. I think that's why my book "Growing Wings" is so important to me and I believe it will help other young people see that they can overcome their trials as well.
Meet Camille Kerr from The Caribbean Women’s Society (CWS), a grassroots, NPO; founded in July 2015. Her mission is to connect and empower Caribbean women. CWS unites, empowers, and invests in ALL Caribbean women so they can pursue an improved quality of life, with the stipulation that they motivate, teach, and enable their families, friends and their community to do the same.
Makini Smith is an international speaker and author of numerous books such a Walk in My Stilettos and Couples Gratitude Journal. Her authenticity and relatable message empowers women to walk boldly with their head held high. Recently she won the Liberal nomimation to represent the Liberal party in the Oshawa riding in the upcoming provincial election!