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From Beats by Dre to Kenzo to Project Runway!

In 2012 I made my first appearance on National TV in a Beats by Dre commercial as a dancer seen alongside LeBron James, Cam Newton, Lil Wayne, Machine Gun Kelly and others. I had been wanting to get my face on television for a while. I had just finished doing a couple of years of […]


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Batani-Khalfani on Project Runway!

Los Angeles based designer, Batani-Khalfani will be a part of the cast of designers on Season 16 of Project Runway! Project Runway airs August 17, 2017 and 8pm on the Lifetime Network. Batani-Khalfani is known for her contemporary Ankara designs as well as unique high fashion designs. To get in touch with Batani-Khalfani for appearances, […]

Tomeekha Pitre’s Self Realization Retreat

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending and faciliting yoga at Tomeekha Pitre’s Self-Realization Retreat. Twelve women including myself gathered at a luxurious home in Desert Hot Springs, CA to partake in silent meditation, energizing juices and foods, words of wisdom and healing, yoga and amazing scenic views from March 24-March 27. The […]

Queen Series: Queen Nzinga

Welcome to the Queen Series, highlighting and paying homage to the different African Queens throughout time who have paved the way. We first bring you Queen Nzinga, a fierce warrior Queen!   Queen of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms of the Angolan Mbundu people, she fought against the Portuguese and set her people free from […]