About

I am a born leader on a mission to continuously step out of my comfort zone. Despite my introverted, mild nature, I have a strong zeal for meeting the needs of women.

I currently serve as a Training Coordinator at the National Children’s Advocacy Center. I have a background in journalism, a Bachelors degree in Social Work from Oakwood University and a Masters degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. I have merged my journalistic and social work skills with my faith in God to recently launch my e-devotional “She Inspires“.

Since graduate school, I have developed a strong interest in women’s issues and needs. I took a Women’s Issues course, co-facilitated three Domestic Violence seminars, facilitated Women Empowering Women support group and co-facilitated DIVAS (Developing the Importance of Values And Self-respect), a self-esteem group for high school girls.

After overcoming my own self-esteem issues and realizing that this is something that affects many women, I have been on a journey to helping women discover their inner beauty and love themselves enough to overcome their own fears and insecurities.

As the co-founder of The Ladies Lounge, a Women’s Empowerment Organization, I am determined to help women discover and walk in their purpose.

I created a space where I can connect with and inspire women and above all encourage them to share their beautiful lives with others because every woman has an experience!

I have been married to my husband Joseph Gilbert II, my biggest support, for three blessed years and we currently reside in Huntsville, AL.

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No Compromise Magazine: October Issue

No Compromise Magazine: August Issue

Back2Basics Magazine

DrakeJBarber.com

CharlesBeason.net

The Audacity of Beauty

Tiny Blue Lines

3D in the Morning

Work

She Experienced: Lifestyle Blogger

January 2013 – Present

Women’s lifestyle blog catering to the needs, interests and issues of women.

The Ladies Lounge: Co-Founder

October 2014 – Present

Women’s Empowerment Organization dedicated to helping women discover and walk in their purpose. Facilitated community events including support for domestic violence survivors, importance of self-care for women, releasing burdens and boosting self-esteem in senior women.

Slay and Pray Weekend: Face Off Men/Women Panel

October 2016

Guest panelist at the Slay and Pray Weekend event by Loreal Jones.

Divine Images: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

September 2016

Speaker at the Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Event. I shared my story of how I overcame self-esteem issues and learned to love myself.

Terri Little Ministries Metamorphosis Women’s Conference

April 2016

Guest speaker at the Metamorphosis Women’s Conference. I had the honor of sharing my story with women in attendance.

Fashion Week Alabama: Blogger

March 2016

I was chosen as a guest blogger to attend Fashion Week Alabama.

Thrive Alabama’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Fashion Show: Sponsor + Stylist

March 2016

Partnered with Thrive Alabama to help bring awareness to AIDS/HIV through a fashion show.

Versona Grand Opening

November 2015

I was invited to attend the grand opening of Versona at Bridge Street in Huntsville, blog about the event and encourage followers to attend.

Belk’s Ladies Night Out: Host

October 2015

I hosted Belk’s Ladies Night Out event at Belk Bridge Street in Huntsville, AL. I was chosen as a fashion and lifestyle blogger to help advertise and blog about the event.

SMASH AIDS/HIV Awareness Fashion Show: Sponsor

March 2015

I worked with Thrive Alabama formerly known as AIDS Action Coalition to sponsor an AIDS/HIV Awarness fashion show for college and high school students.

National Children’s Advocacy Center: Co-Facilitator of Parent Support Group + Presenter

February 2015 – February 2016

Co-facilitated a support group for mothers of children who have been sexually abused. Covered topics including domestic violence, self-care and self-esteem. Served as a presenter during the Victim Advocacy Training.