Empowering Through Beauty: How This CEO is changing the Narrative Around Black Beauty and Identity

Tryon, NC – Black Music, Black Culture, Black Beauty was held on February 25, 2023 at the Upstairs Artspace. TEDxTryon Speaker and Empowering Through Beauty CEO Tanisha Akinloye was the host. People are still talking about how amazing and thoughtful the event was. sound of Nina Simone music filled the atmosphere, a men fashion show expressed the strength of black men featuring Tanisha’s father JC Twitty who had to have one his kidney removed and cancer removed from his bladder. Her brothers Anthony, Arnie, and Jerrold Twitty were models along with local pastor s LeRone Moore and Billy Staley. Her mother Rev. Mildred Twitty spoke about Nina Simone mother Mary Kate Waymon as her mentor. Mayor Pro Tempore Chrelle Booker share the history of Nina Simone, and Dr. Joseph Fox was the MC for the event sharing his personal stories of Nina Simone. Live music was provided by Edna Vaughn Rev. Carl Hardison.

Akinloye is the founder of Empowering through Beauty (ETB), Inc., in 2010 as a non-profit devoted solely to serving those in need of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. For over ten years, the NC and CT organization has provided beauty and health services, job training, education, and mentoring at innercity schools, women’s shelters, and ongoing events.

“I think it was essential to have such an event to awaken the beauty inside every black woman, man, and child here at home—what better person to highlight than our own Nina Simone? Growing up here in Polk County, we had black mentors that were more caring and involved in our well-being than we do today. Mother Waymon was one of them. She was my mother’s mentor, and I enjoyed being in her presence as she welcomed us into her home, soothing my mom’s soul and lighting a fire that still lives within us today. It’s because of those rich experiences I love being the woman I am today.

Understanding and acknowledging who I am have blessed me to become friends with other ethnicities in an authentic way that I wish everyone could experience. I’m sure this event, filled with black fashion, music, beauty, and culture, will cause an awakening in everyone who attends. It’s my belief every ethnicity should celebrate its culture and beauty.

Akinloye notes, “I am looking forward to hosting more impactful events focusing on diversity, women empowerment, and community engagement embracing all walks of live here at home”.

Tanisha’s have hosted many empowerment events here in Tryon date back to July 2013. The events were geared towards personal and leadership development, empowering women and girls to dream big. A portion of the proceeds goes to support the mission of Empowering Through Beauty, Inc, a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2010

Media Contact
Company Name: Empowering Through Beauty
Contact Person: Tanisha Akinloye
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Phone: (203) 767-9264
Country: United States
Website: www.ETBeauty.org


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