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GRAVITY

Some years ago I was having a conversation with my mother (aka OG Judy) about love and family and she said, “There are some loves I believe you SHOULD be able to take for granted.” It wasn’t until recently I began understanding what this meant because aren’t we always talking about how we shouldn’t take love for granted? To use the analogy given to me recently by a friend, who’s more like a brother, this is like gravity. When’s the last time you thought about gravity? You don’t. Because it’s such a sure thing we don’t have to question it or worry if it will be there. This brings me to another sure thing. When it comes to healing we will break before we heal.

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Ashaunna Ayars Shines Light on Her Success and Strengthening Her Faith in the Process

Ashaunna Ayars is the Founder and CEO of the brand marketing and talent management firm- The Ayars Agency.  The Ayars Agency  develops and executes creative and strategic marketing campaigns for talent and brands including- Mary J Blige, Common, Ne-Yo, and brands Starbucks, JCPenney, and MGM Pictures.

   The companies foundation is built on a customized mix of analytics and real- work insights, understanding this generation’s world view, behaviors, relationship to culture, and the importance of the brands in their lives.  
   Growing up in Queens, NY, Ashaunna spent most of her childhood attending catholic school Monday through Friday, going to a  Pentecostal church on Sunday, and hanging out in the NYC housing projects on Saturdays.  Being well rounded is an understatement.

   Ashaunna sits with Herfaith and gives details on her life as an intern at Atlantic Records, to building one of the music Industry’s most sought after Marketing Agencies , and how her careers journey has strengthened her faith.

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Aisse’ N’Diaye Uses Her Faith, Creativity and African History To Build Her Brand

Aïssé N’Diaye, Is the creator of the brand Afrikanista.
Afrikanista is a brand that was ounded in 2014. It is a line of T-shirts, sweatshirts and accessories that pays tribute to her parents and to the older generations of Africans (especially sub-Saharan in West Africa). The idea of ​​launching the brand sprouted little by little in my head. This is how the picture of my mother became the thread of Afrikanista.
The concept of the brand revolves around four themes: the African photographs which are in Aisse’’s opinion a legacy that every family has at home, African proverbs because beyond their figurative meaning hides very often a morality on the life and our relations as human beings, but also the slogans because through Afrikanista, she also ask questions to identity in the place of immigration into French society. Egyptian hieroglyphs because she passionate about Egyptian civilization since the age of 11; and also because it’s part of African history. Moreover, the logo of the brand, which is a hieroglyph is a nod to this passion. And lastly the FUNKY DIVA epaulets that connote a confident woman in her and her style, at once independent, audacious, who knows where she comes from and where she is going.
Afrikanista is an extension of Aisse’, and is part of her ourney in her quest to find her identity. She shares a portion of herself that has developed her faith and how its importance in her life has grown her as an individual.

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Fashion Stylist Kanayo Ebi Discusses How She Continues To Build Her Brand While Building Her Faith

Kanayo Ebi, Wardrobe Stylist to Angela Simmons and creator of Kach It Project a platform created  in partnership with PopUp Africa curating international pop up events showcasing designers in Europe and Africa. Kanayo shared how her faith has allowed her the opportunity to remain a relevant force in the fashion world.

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Deesha Dyer, Shares How Her Faith Shaped Her from Being a Girl From Philly to Being The Social Secretary for The Obama Adminstration

Deesha Dyer, is a speaker, writer, creative event and strategy consultant but most notably known as the former Obama Administration Social Secretary. Deesha, is also the executive director of a black teen travel organization called beGirl.world. Deesha sat with us to discuss how herfaith helped shaped and develop her to becoming the woman she is today.

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Khadija Aisha Ba, Owner of the Senegalese Brand “L’Artisane” discusses HerFaith Story

Khadjia Aisha Ba, is a designer from Senegal, she is the creative force behind the brand “L’Artisane”, a name which is used to express the fierceness and passion about fashion and design all shown in the handmade crafts. Khadija Aisha took time to discus with Herfaith what is her driving behind her creating the brand.

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4 Ways to Obtaining Provision in Our Lives

Yesterday I attended my home church, and the feeling was different for so many reasons. Not in a wrong way but more like a feeling of sincere expectancy, a belief that no matter what I was going through, facing or about to endure receiving this word today would change all that for me. As my pastor was speaking, i could feel the presence of God reassure me that all is well! And then Pastor Dollar confirmed it by saying “Faith doesn’t make sense, Faith is to create manifestation,” that’s beyond powerful! What a beautiful feeling it is to know that all provision is made available, everything that pertains to life and godliness, how wonderful is that to understand that every single thing that requires us to live a fruitful, prosperous grace-filled life is already made available to us. The time now is to dominant!! Here are four principles needed to obtain the provisions for our lives.

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How Sybil Amuti Brand Strategist And Co-Creator of The Great Girlfriends Uses Her Faith to Help Influence The Lives Of Women

 Sybil Clark Amuti, is a brand strategist, philanthropist, podcaster, wife, mom. She is the owner of Legacy Row a company dedicated towards the development of legacy brands that serve as influencers for culture and lifestyle. Sybil is also the co-creator of The Great Girlfriends, a podcast reaching over 250,000 downloads from over 100 countries with a 5 star iTunes rating, and with her newest podcast, Grace to be released in October 2017. Grace is dedicated to helping women grow in their relationship with God through love for his Word. She and her husband and I have two beautiful children, Sam (boy) and Dylan (girl), ages 8 and 6. We had a chance to catch up with Sybil to discuss what role Faith plays in her life, and how has it helped her in developing her brand and the brand of others.

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Victorine Sarr Is Making Her Mark in the Beauty Industry And Giving Insight On How Her Faith Propelled Her Towards It.

 Victorine Sarr,  is a marketer by profession and has worked for companies such as Apple and L’oreal before taking a leap of faith and decided to become an entrepreneur.
Victorine was  selected among 500 young African leaders by Former  President Barack  Obama’s initiative The Mandela Washington Fellowship. That was  the boost she needed to branch out and launch her company. Lyvv Cosmetics is a beauty company with a focus soley for  women of color. As of  today on the market they have  products related to lips such as lipsticks,  lipstains and lipglosses  apart from having a wide range market in the US they also have  representations in Senegal, South Africa and Ghana. Victorine sat with Herfaith to share how her faith has helped her to sustain herself within the beauty industry.

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