Each year The Esther Project puts together a huge event to recognize community leaders and raise money for various outreach programs. During our last event, which we called a Butterfly Brunch, we honored Mikki Taylor , who had been the beauty editor for Essence Magazine for 30 years. Ms. Taylor is an International icon of style and it was a pleasure to be in the same room with someone who I admired my whole life. She spoke about purpose and passion and her love for The Esther Project. It was, and still is, so humbling to know that the work we are doing with our women's empowerment initiative is being recognized by very influential people around the world. I am so proud of the fact that we help women who are drug addicted, who were sexually and physically abused, women who are homeless as well as women looking to make major changes in life to achieve their goals. It was also my honor to welcome Maggi Thorne , Mrs. International 2014 & Miss New York International 2015, Elaina. Both ladies were walking examples of what The Esther Project is all about, women walking in their Purpose! Looking forward to our next event!
The Ladies of The Esther Project
Mikki Taylor, Mrs. International2014, Author Tiffany Williams & Me
I love collaborating with other lady leaders to give positive reinforcement to our youth. The best way to make sure that we are raising a community of leaders is to get out there and set a good example. Teaching life skills and lessons that they will carry with them into adulthood. Making sure they understand the importance of not giving up, growing for the dreams and living a life of purpose. Here I am with my pageant sister, Joy, loving every minute of empowering our youth.
Every year when we celebrate Independence Day, I am reminded of what a blessing it is to be a woman living in the United States of America. The fact that that I have the right and freedom to live the life I choose is not lost on me. This is why I make sure that I choose to exercise that right to the best of my ability.
I take this opportunity to thank the brave men and women of our Armed Forces that have fought and are still fighting for us to keep those rights.
I recently had the pleasure of visiting our nation's capitol with some of my International sister queens. Our experience included an exclusive tour of The Pentagon, visited wounded warriors at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center, attended a Marine retirement ceremony, chatted with a World War 2 Veteran at the Marine Corp Museum, and learned the history of Zachary Fisher, founder of the Fisher House, which provides free or low cost lodging to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers. It was a experience I will never forget and I am so blessed to have been able to share the experience with such awesome people. A special Thank You to Lyss-Acosta Millan of the United States Marine Corp for making it possible!
I love spending time with like minded women who are on a mission to empower others. Here I am with my International sister queens, Mrs. Haiti Intl 2015 and Mrs. NY Intl 2015 as we have fun for a great cause. The Heathy Women = Healthy World Event was a day filled with exercise, nutrition tips, empowerment speeches, and more. I especially enjoyed being able to share my personal platform, The Esther Project with all who attended. Proceeds from the day went to the Star Legacy Foundation, an organization dedicated to stillbirth awareness. Thank you Mrs. NY Intl, for hosting such a great event.
While supporting some of my International Pageants sister queens at a charity fashion show benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, I was able to meet two lovely ladies from F.A.B which stands for Fashion Against Bullying. Being a woman of empowerment myself, as well as someone who is in the beauty/fashion industry, I instantly fell in love with their mission to encourage our youth to use creatives solutions in life. To learn more about F.A.B visit www.thefabcoalition.com