My Story

 

Hi, I’m Tameka! I’m so excited you’re here.

I’m a passionate educator and bold opportunist on a mission to show women that they can follow their wildest dreams and live life on their own terms, even if it means standing alone to do so. I’m all about self-love, authenticity, empowerment, and education.

 

This is my story…

After years of feeling alone on my journey, suffering in silence, and struggling to discover my calling, I finally found the strength to tune out all of the critical, invalidating voices and follow my passion. Through failed relationships, failed friendships, and failed jobs, I’ve learned firsthand  how important reflection is, and how to use obstacles to become better. My hardships ultimately left me with a deep desire to serve others in ways that were not done for me.

 

I attended Xavier University of Louisiana where, upon obtaining my B.S in Chemistry, I became a first generation college graduate; my greatest accomplishment to date. Throughout this time, two themes were common – my ability to cultivate strong relationships, and confession from others about how I helped them. This got me thinking about my gifts and passions, and how they aligned. What would I do, even if I didn’t get paid for it? The answer was clear…Educate, both academically and personally.

 

Following college, I went on to begin my teaching career, for which I will forever be grateful. My students remind me, day in and day out, that the possibilities are endless, and that learning is a lifelong process. Determined to use my natural ability to shape blossoming minds, in 2015, I went on to found C.R.O.W.N Mentoring, an organization that empowers young women of color and teaches them about excellence in academics, leadership, service, and mentoring. Young women should have the freedom to be whoever they want to be, to tell their stories uncut and unedited without fear of being judged, and decide their own standard of life. C.R.O.W.N equips them with the support, knowledge, tools, and therefore confidence to do so.

 

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