VLADISLAV DORONIN EXPANDING EXCLUSIVITY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

Chairman and CEO of Aman Resorts and Hotels Vladislav Doronin acquired the company seven years ago and he has plans to expand across the globe. His love for travel and discovery gives him inspiration. Doronin was once a visitor of Aman resorts and has always envisioned the resort in multiple cities before he owned the company. Since Doronin acquired Aman in 2014, the growth of the resorts and hotels have doubled, building roughly one hotel annually. Doronin's meticulous care for detail and care for luxury is expressed in every project he has his hands on. His latest project in Miami's Brickell is anticipated to be completed in 2022 as construction is underway. 830 Brickell is a 57-story, 724-foot-tall building will bring both commercial and residential real estate.

POWER THOUGHT

Be confident and don't fear change, but prepare yourself for what can be and what's to come. Allow yourself to embrace the unknown of what's ahead for you!

"Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly." - Romans 5:2-6

VIRGINIE VIARD BUILT TO LAST FOREVER

Chanel's artistic director Virginie Viard stepped into this role in 2019 following the death of Karl Lagerfeld. Her history with Chanel dates back to 1987 when she worked in embroidery. The French designer loves luxury, quality craftsmanship, and the beauty of each design she creates. Viard was under the leadership and worked directly with Lagerfeld at both Chanel and Chloe. Although she works at the most famous fashion house, she does not strive for the fame as the fashion designer. Viard keeps to herself and acts more than she speaks. Chanel's path was paved by both Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld and Viard is following suit. She is dedicated to keeping their legacy alive and hopes she is making them happy with her work.

POWER THOUGHT

The foundation and the legacy you are building is one that will last beyond your lifetime, impacting generation to generation!

"One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts." - Psalm 145:4

BABY KEEM HE’S YOUNG AND CATCHING EVERYONE’S ATTENTION

Hip-Hop's newest rapper Baby Keem has caught the attention of listeners and other artists within the industry. The 20 year old artist is connected to rappers like Kendrick Lamar (also his cousin), Travis Scott, and recently Kanye West. His most recent single, "durag activity" featuring Travis Scott has become a favorite and fans want more. The rapper's album is anticipated to drop later this year. Baby Keem is dedicated to productivity and wants to be a better artist. He has trust in the process and know's that things will happen in its proper time.

POWER THOUGHT

When you start well, you can end better. What happens in between that is your responsibility to make it great and do your best!

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." - John 10:10

SHERYL SANDBERG THE LEADING WOMAN IN TECH

Known to be one of the most powerful women in tech, Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg has held this position since 2008. She has been the woman behind-the-scenes working alongside Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg helping increase their revenue. Sandberg's vital role has encompassed implementing features that elevate Facebook's position in tech and social media and new policies to ensure users are safe. Sandberg is not your stereotypical leader. She is full of confidence and although she is often criticized about her leadership, Sandberg knows her role and gets the job done.

POWER THOUGHT

Keep a teachable spirit on you at all times. Challenge yourself and learn something new outside of your comfort zone!

"Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith." - Hebrews 13:7

GEORGE LUCAS LIFE IN FULL EFFECT

Throughout the decades, filmmaker and visionary George Lucas has left a lifetime impact through his filmmaking. Known as the "Lucas Effect", his contribution to the film industry is widely recognized because of the way he revolutionized film through his practices and approach towards film. As the writer, producer, and director of the modern day Star Wars, the set of films was also the first film franchise. Included in his film franchises is Indiana Jones. Lucas set a new standard, being the leader of many firsts. His impact goes beyond film and he is embedded within the culture, society, and the world's economy. He is a prominent figure and historically a part of the New Hollywood movement.

POWER THOUGHT

Let your actions be full of intention and purpose! Every decision you make counts!

"For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ." - Galatians 1:10

LARRY JACKSON A CONDUIT TO CULTURE

Global Creative Director of Apple Music Larry Jackson has been behind-the-scenes as one of the most influential individuals in the music industry. Known to be a “conduit to culture”, Jackson played a major role in the creation and launch of Apple Music’s streaming services. His global influence has reshaped the music business with his strategy, intellect, and growing experience. Jackson also conceptualized and strategized last year’s live music streaming event VERZUZ into its expansion. What started as a discussion amongst his friends and colleagues, he was able to integrate this virtual event into major platforms so it can be sustainable and marketed well. Jackson’s route was unconventional and though the odds were against him growing up, by betting on himself, it has led to the fruits of his labor. The same thing that has been driving him since his youth, continues to motivate him to this day.

POWER THOUGHT

You never know where you’re going no matter how or where you start. Trust the process!

"Trust the Lord and do good; live in the land, and farm faithfulness." — Psalm 37:3

MARTINE ROSE LIVING FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

British-Jamaican designer Martine Rose has collaborated with Nike again. Her latest project, "The Lost Lionesses" is inspired by a story of women who traveled to Mexico in 1971 to play an international football tournament. She pays homage to these women 50 years later in collaboration with Nike with a jersey and cap design. The designs speak to these fearless women who made history. The narrative of women's sports and gender inclusivity is important to both Rose and Nike. Her cultural impact is timely and shatters societal norms and standards. Rose's hope is that people are proud and stand up for equality. The interactive website takes you through the journey of the story and background of her latest collection.

POWER THOUGHT

What's ahead is better than what's behind you!

"When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”" - Esther 4:12-14

RICK RUBIN THE LEGENDARY MUSIC GENIUS

Co-Founder of Def Jam Recordings, former Co-President of Columbia Records, and record producer Rick Rubin has been a key figure of hip-hop music and its history. He started Def Jam Recordings in his NYU dorm in the 1980s. Rubin makes his mark in history again this week, serving as the host of Hulu's new six-part docu-series, "McCartney 3,2,1," premiering July 16. The legend covers the upcoming docu-series with questions to McCartney regarding his early days with The Beatles. Rubin has worked with the most well-known musicians, adding his magical touch to complete their body of work. As he continues to contribute to music history, he remains a prominent and influential figure across all genres of music.

POWER THOUGHT

When you write your story, remember that it is history in the making!

"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." - Hebrews 4:12

BIANCA SAUNDERS COMPLETE DOMINATION AND FAVOR

Winner of the ANDAM Fashion Award 2021 and British menswear designer Bianca Saunders is planning to take her brand to the next level. Expansion is on her mind and wants to take her company international. This award has granted her €300,000 and a year of mentorship under Balenciaga president and CEO Cédric Charbit. Saunders will have the opportunity to reshape her company and its infrastructure. As a young woman in the industry, Saunders stood out to the jury because of her unique collection. The British-Jamaican designer is influenced by her heritage and upbringing. Now that her company has the additional support from the mentor program and the financial resources, she can focus on fully building the business of her dreams.

POWER THOUGHT

What’s for you, will never miss you! Stay focused and keep your eyes on your heart’s desires!

“Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!” - Psalm 90:17

KIM JONES BRINGING TWO WORLDS TOGETHER

Creative Director of Dior Men Kim Jones brought the music and rockstar world to his menswear for Spring 2022. Jones collaborated with rapper Travis Scott who was recently honored by the Parsons School of Design, and according to a press announcement, "the first full Dior collection ever created with a musician for the house." The collection, Cactus Jack Dior hit the runway during this recent Paris Fashion Week. Jones and Scott drew inspiration from the state of Texas which is Scott's home state and where founder Christian Dior visited when he made his United States debut in 1947. Bringing these two worlds together was a celebration of the past and future.

Jones is also the Artistic Director of Fendi's women's collection. His Fall 2021 couture line made its runway debut this week, full of models in big, bold ball gowns. This is only Jones second collection since he took on this role last September. With Jones's experience and influence, he continues to evolve and create eye-catching work.

POWER THOUGHT

Challenge yourself and get uncomfortable in the unknown. Different experiences can expand your horizon!

"In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good." - Ecclesiastes 11:6

BRENT FAIYAZ UTILIZING HIS TIME WISELY

R&B singer and songwriter Brent Faiyaz released his latest song Wasting Time featuring Drake produced by The Neptunes. This year alone, he has already released multiple songs and his fans are anticipating more from this singing sensation. Faiyaz is also featured in Tyler, The Creator's song SWEET / I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE from his new album CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST. He is hosting a new party, Wasting Time Wednesday in Los Angeles. The singer knows how to maintain his mystery and surprise his fans with new music and visuals on YouTube so you never know what to expect. For him it's fun and this year is jammed packed with projects.

POWER THOUGHT

How you use your time will either delay or advance you so use your time wisely!

"Teach us to number each of our days so that we may grow in wisdom." - Psalm 90:12

FRANÇOISE BETTENCOURT MEYERS A LONG-LASTING LEGACY

The world's richest woman in the world, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is the Chairwoman of L'Oréal and a billionaire heiress. As of June 2021, within 6 months she gained $12 billion. Her net worth is currently $87.8 billion through the success of her career, inheritance, and family's deep legacy. As the granddaughter of the founder of the French-based company, she controls 33% of L'Oréal, who are known for their cosmetic products and owners of Lancome and Garnier brands. Aside from this, she also serves as the Founder and President of her family's foundation, The Bettencourt Schueller Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to serve and contribute to the common good. They commit to life sciences, the arts, and an inclusive society. Since the 1980's, they support through awarding grants and prizes towards special projects. Recently, they became a private partner to support The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs' new cultural residency program in the United States, Villa Albertine, making this their fourth international French villa. This will give creatives the opportunity to experience America as they reinvent artists' residencies.

Bettencourt Meyers is also an author which has been her primary focus. She has written about Greek mythology and Jewish-Christian dynamics. Her works also include Bible commentaries.

POWER THOUGHT

Leave a mark on someone's heart and spirit! They can inherit the love and kindness you give them!

"And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified." - Acts 20:32

ARUN GUPTA BUILDING AN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR COMMUNITY

Founder and CEO of of the e-commerce platform Grailed, Arun Gupta has strategized and worked with his team to ensure his company has diversity and inclusivity. Recently, Grailed began a seller spotlight campaign celebrating Black sellers and designers. Fees they received were donated to partner organizations supporting Black and BIPOC individuals. He was intentional to encourage diversity within the company, internally and through their programs. He and his company have no hidden agenda as their mission is to continue to sell what the community sells. Grailed provides the foundation and infrastructure for individuals to sell, purchase, and create a conversation amongst one another to build community.

POWER THOUGHT

You and your community have the ability to bridge the gap. Join forces and motivate one another to lead by example, making a difference in the world!

"And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." - Matthew 16:18

STORM REID EIGHTEEN & EMPOWERING THE WORLD

Birthday girl, Storm Reid celebrated her 18th birthday this week and released her swimwear collection. Reid launched her swimwear collection, Storm Reid x PacSun ArashiBlu to encourage and empower people to boldly express themselves. In her opinion, beauty should not have any restrictions. When you're empowering yourself, you can also empower others. Her collection is inspired by people who also inspire her to be confident in her skin and body. How she carries herself is also influenced by her mother and how she was raised.

Reid is an actress on Euphoria and in the middle of filming the second season. Watch out for her upcoming film releasing August 6, starring alongside Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, and Idris Elba in Suicide Squad.

POWER THOUGHT

No matter how old you are, you can change the world! Your influence is timeless!

"The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away." - Psalm 90:10

SUPRIYA LELE CREATING HER OWN LANE

British-Indian designer Supriya Lele was one of the eight LVMH Prize finalists in 2020. Lele's design neon green, sheer, low-cut polo top and mini skirt was spotted on Rihanna this week. This look easily caught the attention of people. Her designs have also been favorable to other high-profile women like Bella Hadid and Dua Lipa. Lele's work is full of bold prints and color, mixed with asymmetrical and accentuated silhouettes, and traditional fabrics from her Indian and British background. She and her team like what they design and so do her clients. Lele is confident and through her designs, hopefully her clients are confident too. Lele is working towards sustainability, growth, and enhance her work in the digital world.

POWER THOUGHT

Where you are is not where you are staying forever! There are seasons of change. There are seasons of transition. There are seasons of harvest. Whichever season you are in, remember it's temporary!

"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." - Galatians 6:9

DRIES VAN NOTEN CREATING WITH AN OUTBURST OF JOY

Belgian designer Dries Van Noten took his Spring 2022 collection to a new level of intimacy as he showcased his new pieces post pandemic. The pandemic and the lockdown allowed the designer to reflect and gain new inspiration. The moment that everyone was facing was a starting point for people to "really feel." As he and his team were designing, they felt a sense of joy and fun. The collection, "Greetings From Antwerp" was personal. His team shared their iPhone photos of Antwerp and the collection looks were coupled with the footage. Van Noten's collection is relaxed and consisted of a variety of less tailored and imperfect designs. He highlighted the beauty of his home from a local and international tourist point of view.

POWER THOUGHT

Each day is an opportunity to have a fresh perspective and look at life with new eyes! Be inspired by what's right in front of you!

"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor." 0 Isaiah 61:1-3

WARREN EAST THE ROAD TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Rolls-Royce Holdings CEO Warren East is on a mission to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. His goal is to invest in more carbon-free solutions for the his engines. East's plan is to ensure all products attain the net-zero goal through by the support of an expanded research and development budget. Originally, low-carbon and net-zero technologies made up of 50% of their total budget and East plans to increase it to 75%. While transitioning into a more sustainable and environmentally friendly solution, East knows it is their responsibility as a leader in aerospace and marine innovation and technology to make this happen. This is an opportunity for Rolls-Royce Holdings to accelerate change during such a pivotal time for the environment and the future of innovation.

POWER THOUGHT

Take advantage of the time and resources you have to make a difference in the world. You can be a catalyst for change within your home and your community!

"You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." - Matthew 5:13-16

OLA KÄLLENIUS ACCELERATING TOWARDS THE FUTURE

Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG and Daimler AG, Ola Källenius has held a variety of positions across the Mercedes-Benz conglomerate and vehicle manufacturer. The Daimler Group is known to be one of the biggest producers of premium cars. The company is also the world's biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles across the globe. As the company anticipates the EU Commission to tighten CO2 targets for new cars, Källenius is already thinking and planning, accelerating towards the future. It is also possible that Daimler may move forward in producing their own battery cells or potentially with a partner. The CEO sees the next generation to be full of electric cars and possibly ridding gasoline and diesel engines completely in Europe. Despite a year of unforeseen events, Källenius believes 2021 to be a strong year but 2022 will be even better.

POWER THOUGHT

What keeps you awake at night? What pushes you past your threshold and capacity? Whatever that is for you, allow it to fuel you and drive you to keep going!

"The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father’s God, and I will exalt him!" - Exodus 15:2

LOTTA VOLKOVA INFLUENCING ACROSS THE INDUSTRY

Prominent in-house stylist Lotta Volkova plays a major role behind-the-scenes for fashion houses and brands with her creativity. Originally from Russia, she studied at London's Central Saint Martins where she started her own clothing line at a young age. She began designing clothes for herself and her friends and successfully landed stockists early on, one location including Dover Street Market London. Volkova did not remain a designer for long and wanted to focus on styling. Since then, her hand and creative eye is embedded within brands like Gosha Rubchinskiy, Vetements, and Balenciaga, working closely with Demna Gvasalia in developing and expanding their visions. She has collaborated with notable photographers like Juergen Teller, Ellen von Unwerth and other leading fashion houses, consulting and bringing their visions to life. Amongst her personal projects, this year she stepped into the Senior Fashion Editor role at large for i-D Magazine. In this position, she'll be using her skills to further the magazine's vision. She works alongside alongside Sydney Rose Thompson to direct editorials and fashion shoots for their quarterly issues.

POWER THOUGHT

Envision the life you desire and create it!

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits." - Proverbs 18:12

MONEYBAGG YO EXCELLING TO THE TOP OF THE CHARTS

Rapper Moneybagg Yo is at the top of the Billboard charts with the huge success of his singles and recent album, A Gangsta's Pain. The album is full of hitmakers and some of rap's biggest stars including Future, Lil Durk, and Pharrell Williams. This week, in honor of Black Music Month, he was a guest on the music streaming platform Pandora for their virtual event, Black Music Month Pandora Playback. The session discussed his writing and recording process for the album. The Memphis-native is building his legacy and contributing to the impact his hometown has made on hip-hop and music overall through the years.

POWER THOUGHT

Before you get to the top, there's a journey through the valley. If you feel defeated through the valley, know that it is temporary. You have to go through it to get to it!

"Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." - Psalm 23:4

ANGELO BAQUE CONSISTENCY IS KEY

Founder of Awake NY Angelo Baque stepped down from his position as Brand Director for Supreme in 2017. Baque was at Supreme for a decade and formerly a store associate for Stüssy prior. When he stepped down from Supreme, he fully stepped into his own business venture. The creative consultant and designer is very mindful about who he collaborates with and his collection designs. His work has a deeper meaning and works with brands that inspire him. Awake NY's most recent collaboration with Merrell dropped this month. He took Merrell's classic hiking shoe, the Jungle Moc and gave their silhouette a new school look.

More importantly, something that is constant and consistent for Baque is his involvement with his New York City community. Baque brings awareness to issues that he is passionate about, fostering healthy relationships with local businesses and organizations that matter to him. Since his following composes much of the youth, he wants to ensure he and his company are "spiritually, mentally, and socially" in-tune with current events and what is going on in the world. His authenticity and confidence lies in his identity because he knows who he is and what he can do. He is consistent in how he operates, through and through. Baque is a mentor, leader, teacher, and knows how to consistently empower his community.

POWER THOUGHT

Consistency is the foundation for discipline, excellence, and success! Evaluate your habits, routines, and behavior so you can master life!

"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." - 1 Corinthians 15:58

KASPER RØRSTED DIRECTING TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

adidas CEO Kasper Rørsted says that the fashion industry should aim to become more eco-friendly and sustainable due to the impact and damage the environment is facing. Social media has become a great tool and resource to ensure companies are being held accountable in order to drive their social corporate responsibility efforts. It's the responsibility of companies to innovate and implement solutions for the global environment. With the future literally at stake, the goal is to be less wasteful, developing more sustainable products, and not to disrupt the future. adidas and other European companies have been ahead and Rørsted says, "we see ourselves as a leader in sustainability, but we actually welcome everybody who has taken a step forward." This summer, adidas will release an eco-friendly version of their classic Stan Smith shoe. The Stan Smith Mylo will be made from a renewable mushroom called mycelium, which will serve as a sustainable leather material. This innovation is a pledge towards adidas' commitment to END PLASTIC WASTE. The CEO believes the shoe will be in high demand since consumers prefer to purchase more sustainable products.

POWER THOUGHT

Don't waste your time, resources, and talent. Be intentional about how you spend and utilize it all because it's priceless. Preserve what you can and don't take it for granted.

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." 2 Corinthians 5:17

ODISEAS GEORGIADIS PASSIONATELY PERFORMING HIS HEART OUT

The young actor Odiseas Georgiadis is full of passion. He is not only an actor in the Netflix series Trinkets, but he has a background and love for singing and songwriting. Georgiadis previously auditioned for the Voice but has been focused on his acting career since his debut in 2011. The humble actor is from Ghana and moved to New York City at the age of six with his family. By the grace of God, Georgiadis was able to attend a great acting program in the city that was able to prepare him for his career. With the support of his family and hiring a manager, he was able to start auditioning at the age of 13, and since then his acting skills continue to evolve. He strongly relies on his faith and trust in God, knowing that what's meant to be, will be.

POWER THOUGHT

Don't take for granted the learning moments during your journey. You won't get a yes every time but know that it's preparing you for every yes that's meant for you!

"Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me." - Luke 9:23

FUTURE WHEN LIFE IS REALLY GOOD

Rapper and musician Future recognizes that he is right where he belongs. Known for his hip-hop hits, he has become a prominent figure in the industry. Future's discography is full of mixtapes and solo albums. His influence has set the tone for rappers and has created chart-topping hits with other big name artists like Drake and Lil Uzi. Outside of music, he tries to maintain a low profile. He has no complaints about life and values how precious life is despite the good and the bad, life is good. Future is making the best out of it and wants to shed positivity so it encourages others during hard times. The rapper still has plenty of goals he wants to achieve, knowing dreams can come true. What drives him are his children and family, setting an example for them so they too can go after their own dreams.

POWER THOUGHT

You are a trailblazer and can set the path for others by leading and living by example!

"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." - Matthew 5:16

LUCIEN SMITH THE ONE SERVING THE PEOPLE

Artist, film maker, and philanthropist Lucien Smith is full of good news with a servanthood heart that desires to help others and their dreams! Smith runs his nonprofit organization, Serving the People (STP). The organization is a digital platform that allows up and coming artists to showcase and sell their artwork. Smith's sole focus is on his organization and their mission to provide access to young and established artists. Their network spans amongst a wide spectrum of industries between art, editorial, food, music, and more. Smith wants artists to grow beyond what's in front of them. As the Founder and Executive Director, he has built STOP so unknown, unseen, and unheard artists can connect with more people through the education and tools they provide. Smith deeply believes they deserve the support just as much, if not more, to expand their audience. There are no barriers at STP and their resources are within arms reach of their global community.

POWER THOUGHT

Living a life of service to others is a life worth living!

"Whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen." - 1 Peter 4:11

BELLA POARCH THE U.S. NAVY VETERAN TURNED SOCIAL MEDIA MEGASTAR

As some influential social media stars continue to rise to fame, another TikTok megastar Bella Poarch has conquered this avenue for herself. In 2020, she was known to have the most popular TikTok and since then, her content is always going viral. Her background is unlike other social media stars. Poarch grew up in the Philippines and was adopted. At the age of 13, she moved to Texas. In 2015, she decided to join the U.S. Navy to better her life, serving the country for two years. This is where she gained the support system her life yearned for. Now that she is in a different lane, she creates content that caters across the beauty and music industries, creating make-up videos, lip-syncing, and making her own music. She utilizes her platform to express herself, an advocate for anti-racism and injustice, and hopes to encourage others cope with what the may be facing.

POWER THOUGHT

Don't think you are married to doing one thing your entire life when the possibilities are limitless!

"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." - Mark 11:24

TOMO KOIZUMI LEARNING BY DOING

Japanese fashion designer Tomo Koizumi taught himself how to design at a young age. He had no formal training and learned by doing, using his female friends and designed customized pieces for them. His work is colorful, hand-sewn, and vibrant in all aspects. From the silhouettes to the textiles and materials used, you can spot a Koizumi piece. Recently, he teamed up with sacai and launched an accessories capsule. They designed tote bags and leg warmers, bringing together Chitose Abe's distinct & unpredictable aesthetic with Koizumi's vibrancy. This is not his first collaborative work, he has also worked with Emilio Pucci for their Spring Summer 2021 collection. Koizumi has become a favorite in the industry and is adored by many established designers. He has a bright future ahead!

POWER THOUGHT

Be okay with not taking the traditional route, instead your journey may be far more unconventional! Learn, teach, apply and repeat! The knowledge and wisdom you'll gain is invaluable!

"So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom." - Psalm 90:!2

JARRETT REYNOLDS BUILDING LONGEVITY AND A LEGACY

Nike's Vice President of NRG Apparel Design Jarrett Reynolds has been at Nike for 19 years. He was born and raised in Boston and has lived in many cities across the United States. His influence is global but it all started when he was a kid. Reynolds comes from a family who everyone had some sort of fashion design experience, amongst his parents and sister. His mother taught him how to sew pants as a kid and since then, it has been all consuming. He received his degree in Art with courses from Parsons and Central St. Martins. Reynolds has always been dedicated, going to extra mile to learn about fashion and design. During college, he would take fashion courses in the evening and when he graduated, he was well equipped, creating his own clothing line. His work ethic is nothing less than excellent. To be in his position, he is honored and knows it's one of the best jobs.

POWER THOUGHT

Working towards your goals and dreams requires self-motivation, commitment and dedication. All that you are doing is preparing you for what's next! Do it with joy and a spirit of excellence. Don't give up!

"Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world." - Philippians 2:14-15

QUINTESSA SWINDELL A COMMITMENT TO CHANGE

Actor Quintessa Swindell is known for their role in the Netflix series, Trinkets as Tabitha and HBO's, In Treatment as Laila. They also had a role in HBO's series, Euphoria featuring Zendaya. In these series, the roles are similar, a young teenager with a coming of age story, trying to identify who they are and their place in the world. Swindell initially did not relate to their role in Trinkets but later found the character and them had much more in common. Swindell has had a love for entertainment since a child and had no plan B outside of pursuing their acting career. As a Black, young & rising star, they have so much potential and talent. Swindell has a commitment to use their platform to speak out injustice, using their voice to advocate for people. Their hope is to have more opportunities of storytelling, diversity, and inclusivity in Hollywood.

POWER THOUGHT

Commit your heart to what you are passionate about and stand firm in your beliefs. Don't compromise your values and who you are!

"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans." - Proverbs 16:3

DOJA CAT BOLD AND CONFIDENT IN HER ARTISTRY

Doja Cat is not just a singer but she is an artist who continues to push the envelope and boldly shows up as who she is. The award winning musician is known for out-of-this world style through her music and personal style. She recently won an award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards for best new pop artist. Doja’s performance and her red carpet looks were a showstopper, and she confidently walked and performed in looks that are meant to stand out. Her style is eccentric and beautifully balanced. Her upcoming album, “Planet Her” will be full of enticing visuals that will be sure to capture the attention of her fans.

POWER THOUGHT

Be unapologetic about who you are! Own you! Embrace you!

"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." - 1 Peter 2:9

PIERRE-ALEXIS DUMAS GENERATIONS GOING FROM GLORY TO GLORY

The lineage of the Hermès family continues to stay alive within the French luxury goods brand. Great-great-great grandson of Thierry Hèrmes, founder of Hèrmes, Pierre-Alexis Dumas holds the title as Artistic Director. He is alongside his cousin Axel Dumas, CEO of the company. He believes that he is called to keep his family’s name alive, their tradition, its heritage and DNA, and all while aiming for a long-term future through innovation and change. The heart of the company is to know-how and what can be developed and crafted so that it is useful for their clients. During the pandemic, Dumas found this moment to be an opportunity for change since it brought a new level of awareness to problems the world is facing and the changes that continue to occur. He envisions a more sustainable future for the company, beyond fashion. He wants to continue to be at the forefront of fashion as they craft timeless pieces. They want clients to have their pieces forever.

POWER THOUGHT

Be patient and extend grace to yourself as you adapt to the changes of life! Remember, there is a season for everything!

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” - 2 Peter 3:9

JOHN ELKANN RECEIVING HIGH RECOGNITION & RESPECT

President of Ferrari John Elkann has recently received the highest form of recognition by the Italian Republic’s president, “Cavaliere del Lavoro” or “Knight of Labour”. Among the other 25 recipients, this is an honorary title to have and this ceremonial appointment has been established in their country since 1901. Currently, aside from Ferrari, Elkann is also the Chairman/CEO of Exor, the Agnelli family’s holding company. Elkann comes from a family whose legacy began in Italy and is now international. He is the grandson of Gianni Agnelli and the brother to Italian businessman and entrepreneur Lapo Elkann. Elkann continues the legacy of his family through his business ventures and the positions he currently holds across various companies.

POWER THOUGHT

Your character defines who you are and respect is earned through that! Foster a character and heart that operates out of gratitude, grace, and love!

“Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.” - 1 Peter 2:17

MIUCCIA PRADA THE GRACIOUS & WISDOMFUL LEADER

As the leading Italian designer, Miuccia Prada is the youngest granddaughter of Mario Prada, who began the luxury fashion house. She is fearless and iconic, known for being the head designer, dressing many in some of Prada’s most historical looks, and reviving the brand in the 70’s. She made her debut in 1985, capturing the attention of the world with her direction. Prada is also the founder of Miu Miu. The wealth of generational knowledge and wisdom she holds is a reflection of her dedication and commitment to all her work and passions. As she builds her family’s long lasting legacy, the house continues to thrive and the Prada name will live forever!

POWER THOUGHT

Pass down what you are learning to those who are hungry and look up to you. Don’t withhold knowledge and information that could benefit others!

“An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.” – Proverbs 18:15

ROGER LYNCH TRANSFORMING LIVES ONE PAGE AT A TIME

CEO of Condé Nast Roger Lynch is working to reach the younger generation through current digital platforms. Lynch joined the company in 2019 and has been merging American media and global business. As Lynch tries to build the publications and brands under Condé Nast like Vogue, GQ, The New Yorker and more, he has had to make a shift in his approach to ensure it caters to the now and the future. Lynch knows that each brand under the publication business varies in order to maintain their relevance, increase consumer revenue, and long-term goals to build their digital audiences. Last year, he formed the Global Diversity and Inclusivity Counsel to support Condé Nast staff to improve and address diversity and pay equity within the company. He anticipates their revenue to grow in the double-digit percentages through e-commerce and digital subscriptions.

POWER THOUGHT

Don’t minimize the small steps you have to take because every step counts!

"And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." - Philippians 1:6

IMRAN AMED INFORMING THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY

Founder and editor-in-chief of Business of Fashion (BoF), Imran Amed started BoF solely focusing on the fashion business as a blog in 2007. The platform now provides content covering all facets of the fashion world. His media company is now the voice for the industry with over 1.5 million unique visitors a month.

Recently, BoF partnered with RAISEfashion in order to advance black talent in fashion. This partnership will provide opportunities to the next generation of Black creatives. There will be workshops and programs to support gifted entrepreneurs and working professionals within the network. Their collective goal is to be a mentor in supporting Black talent in their careers so there are equal opportunities for growth and advancement.

POWER THOUGHT

Utilize your platform to make a change in another person’s life! Lift one another into their dreams and future!

“Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.” – Proverbs 9:9

DJ FRANZEN SPINNING HIS WAY DEEPER INTO HIS CALLING

Originally from the Bay Area, DJ Franzen created his own lane for his career. He has broken records since the early 90’s between hip-hop and R&B. He is currently a resident of Drai’s nightclub every Sunday. His corporate clientele ranges from celebrities like Drake to Floyd Mayweather. This past memorial weekend was his first time back on stage at Drai’s since March 2020.

During the pandemic, he made the best out of it like many others and took advantage of the online streaming platform, Twitch. Franzen hosted virtual parties to keep everyone in a good mood. This gave people an opportunity to virtually experience the Vegas nightlife and he was able to bring his hip-hop party to the world. Now that nightclubs and parties are back, the future is unknown but one thing for certain is that music has a way of bringing people together.

POWER THOUGHT

Sometimes you need to take a step back to reassess for a clearer vision. Every setback is an opportunity for a stronger comeback!

“Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Return to Me,” declares the Lord of hosts, “that I may return to you,” says the Lord of hosts.” – Zechariah 1:3

LAPO ELKANN LASER FOCUSED ON HIS BUSINESS & LEGACY

Italian creative and entrepreneur Lapo Elkann was born into a legacy and he is continuing to build from it. Elkann’s background ranges from industries between automobiles to fashion. He’s the grandson of Gianni Agnelli, former CEO of Fiat Automobiles. Elkann is the CEO of Italia Independent, an eyewear and design line. Elkann is genuine and kind, and has overcome some life-changing moments. In 2005, he suffered from a drug overdose and was in a coma. Despite him coming from a family of generational wealth, he has made a name for himself with his independent ventures. Elkann prides himself on his work ethic and he has unconventional approaches with his work style. He continues to strive to make things better and nicer, doing more in life. With his high profile status, there’s eyes on him as he continues to build his legacy and grow his business ventures.

POWER THOUGHT

As you build your legacy andgo , don’t lose your integrity and don’t compromise who you are!

“And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”” – Luke 10:27

LAETITIA LOTTHE BRINGING AN ABUNDANCE OF WISDOMFUL EXPERIENCE

Fear of God’s Head of Brand & Strategy Laetitia Lotthe has a wealth of experience and diverse background, making her the perfect match for this role. Lotthe had a 10-year tenure at Comme des Garçons, working with Gosha Rubchinskiy. Since her youth, Lotthe has been interested in fashion and being connected to people who come from different backgrounds like her. She is half Central African and half French and grew up in different cities around the world like Johannesburg and Manila. During the pandemic, Lotthe found inspiration from people who worked the frontlines and organizers that fought against racism. With all that has been going on in this world, Lotthe expressed in an interview that witnessing small acts of kindness are the best moments because you never know what someone is facing.

POWER THOUGHT

Take yourself out of your comfort zone by expanding your horizons and trying something new.

"For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding." - Proverbs 2:6

L.A. LEAKERS INDIVIDUALLY UNIQUE, COLLECTIVELY COMPLETE

DJ sourMILK and Justin Credible, founding members of L.A. Leakers, or Los Angeles Leakers joined forces in 2009. With their individual successes as DJs, radio emcee’s, producers, and more, the duo is known for their show on Power 106. Collectively they are a dynamic duo that love music, especially hip-hop. Their show focuses on hip-hop, featuring new & upcoming artists, and established rappers as well. They utilize their platform to showcase some of hip-hop’s greatest talent and those who are on the rise. Recently, they interviewed J. Cole, who dropped an incredible freestyle which led to his latest album release.

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Keep people around you that produce good fruit, uplift you, and motivate you to be your best! You’re not meant to do this life alone!

"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity." - Proverbs 17:17

RUSSELL WESTBROOK BREAKING RECORDS IN NEW TERRITORY

Washington Wizards Point Guard, Russell Westbrook promised to take his team to the playoffs and he did just that. Along with that, he is now ranked #1 for the NBA record of most career triple-doubles, surpassing Oscar Robertson, who has held this spot since 1961-1962. Westbrook broke the record with a monumental 182 triple-doubles. This incredible milestone makes him one of this generation’s greatest players. The NBA world and fans celebrated Westbrook for this moment, which was then followed by taking his team to the NBA Playoffs. This is Westbrook’s first season with the Wizards, making him and Bradley Beal forces to be reckoned with along with their team in Washington. They have one goal in mind and it’s to win!

POWER THOUGHT

When you focus on your craft and gifting, rid of any noise and distractions. Make your goals clear so you can achieve them!

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.” - 1 Corinthians 9:24

SELENA GOMEZ BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH

Megastar, singer, actress Selena Gomez has experienced moments in the valley while still standing at the mountain top. She has been working since the age of 7, starting as a child actress in television shows and movies. Gomez rose as a star throughout the years, becoming a favorite to many. A few years ago, she revealed she suffered from lupus, an autoimmune disease, requiring a kidney transplant in 2018. She brought awareness to the disease by sharing her personal journey with her fans. Gomez is not only educating her audience about lupus but she is also an advocate for mental health and believer in Christ.

Her beauty brand Rare Beauty launched in September and is hitting Europe this summer. The cosmetics brand focuses on self-acceptance and mental health, targeting Gen Z and millennials.

POWER THOUGHT

Through every valley you may walk through, look up and be reminded that there is a mountain top awaiting your arrival. Persevere through your journey and remember that you got it!

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast." - Ephesians 2:8-9

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN DIRECTING HIS AUDIENCE TO THE FUTURE

Film director and screenwriter Christopher Nolan is globally recognized as one of the best in the filmmakers industry. His filmography includes box-office hits like Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception and Interstellar. His most recent film, Tenet, released last year during the pandemic. This project took over five years to develop and won an Academy award this year for Best Visual Effects.Tenet is now available and streaming on HBO Max. Nolan is highly known for his cinematic style and aesthetics as a postmodernist style. He has a way of capturing his audience with his film noir style and storylines.

POWER THOUGHT

Dream big and cast vision over your life! The future is full of possibilities and you have the potential to reach what you envision for your life.

"Mark the blameless and behold the upright, for there is a future for the man of peace." - Psalm 37:37

YEOHLEE TENG DESIGNING WITH THE END IN MIND

Founder of YEOHLEE inc., Yeohlee Teng is an American based fashion designer who was originally from Malaysia. She moved to New York City to pursue her dreams and attended the prestigious Parsons School of Design. Teng opened her house in 1981 and since then, according to the New York Times, she is known as one of the many Asian Americans who have shaped the fashion industry. Teng has permanent exhibit collections in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Teng is known to be the urban nomad with her universal design approach and designing with sustainability in mind. She wants clothes to be useful and wants clothes to last. She believes in functionality and making clothes that shape people into who they are. As the world is changing, Teng is thinking about the factory of the future, and the most sustainable way to design clothing..

POWER THOUGHT

The rapid pace of change is constant but don’t get distracted. Keep your eyes on the goal. The finish line awaits you with a victory!

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

NAOMI CAMPBELL EXCELLENTLY STRUTTING LIFE AS A LEADING EXAMPLE

Legendary and iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell has paved the way for models, especially Black men and women, and people of color. Her career spans over three decades and she is still on the runway, editorials, campaigns, and always in high demand for some of fashion’s biggest names. During the early stages of her career, she was the only black woman on international runways. The London native has a global presence and some of the most solid & long-term relationships across various industries, backgrounds, and cultures. She has reached milestones that have been set in place for current and aspiring models. Campbell doesn’t claim she has reached her greatest achievement yet because she’s not done.

POWER THOUGHT

Walk the walk and talk the talk, being a reflection of the life you live!

"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." - Matthew 5:16

LIZZO CELEBRATING MILESTONES AND LEAVING A MARK

Singer, flutist, and rapper Lizzo has every reason to celebrate. The Billboard chart dominating artist recently received news that her 2019 album, Cuz I Love You continues to leave its mark on the charts these past two years. Since its debut in 2019, it hasn’t left. She praised “God is great!”, when she found out the news during her 33rd birthday last month. There is no word when her next album will drop but in the meantime, she has made it clear that she’ll be here for a long time.

The songstress is an advocate for body positivity, self-love, and promoting confidence. She boldly and unapologetically embraces who she is!

POWER THOUGHT

As you champion through each day, in the moments you may feel defeated, dive deep into your spirit and remember your why. May your why empower you to continue you!

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” - 1 Corinthians 15:57

FRASER COOKE LEADING THE CHARGE IN STRONG RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

As Nike’s Global Influencer Marketing Special Projects Senior Director, Fraser Cooke has the opportunity to lead in Nike’s biggest collaborations. From Comme des Garçons (Rei Kawakubo), Undercover (Jun Takahashi), Virgil Abloh, Chitose Abe (Sacai) and Kim Jones, he has built some of Nike’s strongest partnerships over the last decade. Cooke is known to take his time while building within Nike’s ecosystem. He has an extensive background between the music, beauty, and fashion industries. His approach for collaborations is making sure it’s worth the while. For Cooke, there needs to be authenticity beyond the cool factor. Although he did not have a plan for his career and did not know what he wanted to do, what came natural for him became his passion, becoming very blessed and privileged to be in the position he is currently in.

POWER THOUGHT

May your life be fruitful in every area, especially your relationships. The fruit your relationships produce should bring life to your own, healthy and flourishing!

"Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” - 1 Corinthians 15:33

KYRIE IRVING SHOOTING NEW SHOTS OF OPPORTUNITY

The Brooklyn Nets point guard / shooting guard, Kyrie Irving launched a new business agency, KAI 11. The recently announced consulting firm will provide coaching and mentoring services to black and women-owned businesses, supporting minority-owned businesses. His agency also partnered with a new venture-capital firm, Lockstep Ventures who has worked with Irving to raise $25 million to invest in nearly 20 businesses. Irving’s hope is to provide equitable opportunities to minority-owned businesses who may not have traditional support in their business growth. Aside from using his platform to speak up on social injustices, he is working towards social change within communities across the United States. This will give businesses the opportunity to profit, expand, and sustain in the ever-changing economy.

POWER THOUGHT

Sometimes life requires you to take a leap of faith to get out of your comfort zone. Challenge yourself today and take a step towards just that!

"Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes." - James 4:14

IRINA SHAYK HUMBLE BEGINNINGS PAVED HER RUNWAY

Russian model Irina Shayk came from a background that reminds her everyday to not take for granted where she is now. From not having food at home, losing her father at 14, she recalls such moments that keep her humble. Shayk’s upbringing molded her into who she is today, preparing her for her successful modeling career and more. During the early part of the pandemic, Shayk took on shifts at a Manhattan food bank to distribute donated goods to people in New York City, from food, water, clothes, and other necessities. She has a heart that desires to serve those in need because she too was once in their position.

Shayk’s primary focus and ultimate concentration is being a mother to her daughter Lea. As a single mother, a working mother, she does her best to find the balance between all her roles. She wants to raise her daughter in a way that she knows the importance of hard work and all that she has does not come from nowhere given she is also the provider of her family.

POWER THOUGHT

Don’t forget where you came from and don’t lose sight of where you’re heading! Take pride in your past and don’t let shame take away from your story! You have a bright future ahead!

"Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted." - Matthew 23:12

J. COLE CAPTURING HIS FANS THROUGH HIS CONVICTIONS

With the upcoming release of his latest album on May 14, J. Cole is returning to the airwaves with The Off-Season. This past Friday, he dropped "i n t e r l u d e," which was only a short sneak peak of the album. His last solo album K.O.D. was released in 2018, followed with a Dreamville compilation album in 2019. Cole’s fans have been patiently waiting for an entire body of work from him. He raps with conviction, truth, and passion. The rapper is also an activist who speaks on racism, mental health and other political issues. His awareness of social issues convicts him to use his platform to inform his audience and beyond.

POWER THOUGHT

May the words you speak match your actions and convictions. Say what you mean and mean what you say!

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” - Proverbs 18:21

ELON MUSK INNOVATING WITH A CLEAR VISION OF THE FUTURE

Billionaire tech, Tesla CEO, and chief engineer of SpaceX Elon Musk was Saturday Night Live’s host this past weekend. During this episode, his monologue focused on his vision of the future. He believes in a renewable energy future, making humanity a “multi-planetary space barring civilization.” Musk also shared he has Asperger's syndrome, which is a high functioning disorder on the autism spectrum. He’s not the average person being that he “reinvented electrical cars and sending people to Mars in a rocket ship.” His self-deprecating monologue was full of humor, giving honor to mother’s especially his own who also made an appearance on the episode. He appeared in sketches that were a play on post-pandemic life.

Musk’s dream to put people on Mars to live is solely based on his belief that humans should exist on multiple planets and he wanted to start somewhere. His plan is to use his latest innovative spaceship, Starship which is reusable and hopes it will redefine what traveling looks like. SpaceX was given a $2.9 billion contract from NASA in order to develop a spaceship and rocket ship system like Starship that would land astronauts on the moon. It’s anticipated that humans can be on the moon as early as 2024. He has a clear vision of the future for mankind and he is in constant innovation to bring that to life.

POWER THOUGHT

No matter what the future holds, keep the faith and remain steadfast to your vision!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” - Proverbs 3:5-6

JHENÉ AIKO THE SONG OF A LOVING MOTHER

The soulful singer-songwriter, Jhené Aiko is more than just that. She is the mother to her 12-year-old daughter, Namiko. While balancing her career and motherhood, Aiko devoted to being a mother first. When she became a mother at the age of 20, she gained a new drive and focus for life. She was fully focused to provide the best lives for themselves. Now that she’s older, her daughter is able to join Aiko on the road and even makes special appearances. Aiko’s confidence has increased because of Namiko, and she will always be her greatest inspiration in all she does.

In honor of Mother’s Day, we celebrate Jhené and all the mothers who continue to make sacrifices and shower us with their unconditional love!

POWER THOUGHT

Don’t take for granted the love and support that’s in your home. The foundation that is built for you is meant to last beyond this lifetime!

"And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." - Deuteronomy 6:6–7

JUN TAKAHASHI THE BEAUTY OF HIS COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT

Japanese fashion designer Jun Takahashi founded Undercover in 1993 and since then, he has curated special collections in collaboration with brands like Nike, Uniqlo, Supreme, and Valentino. His latest collaboration is with Nike and sacai for the design of an upcoming release of the LDWaffle. The three designers collaborating came by surprise to many. There are three anticipated colorways for this release. Although there is no official announcement of the release date, people already have their eyes on them. Takahashi is known for his high-end streetwear designs for both men and women. He was mentored by Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo. Under her mentorship, he debuted his Spring Summer 2003 collection at Paris Fashion Week in October 2002.

POWER THOUGHT

You can’t do this life alone! There is value in community. Find yours today and lift one another up to take each of you closer to your dreams!

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." - Ecclesiastes 4:12

SZA GOOD DAYS ARE AHEAD

R&B singer, SZA has been basking and appreciating her accomplishments as fans anticipate the release of an upcoming album. In the meantime, her latest singles, Good Days and Kiss Me More are keeping the attention of her listeners. As she celebrates her wins, to add to her success, Good Days has been the most streamed song in 2021 so far. Kiss Me More has reached over 3 million streams. SZA hasn’t released a new album since her first studio album, CTRL in 2017. SZA thanks God and let’s her fans know that all things are possible.

POWER THOUGHT

Don’t rush the process or lose sight of the presence! Take time to celebrate your losses and the wins of your life!

“Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."” – Matthew 19:26

LIL’ DURK BEING A VESSEL TO CHANGE THE GAME

Chicago native rapper, Lil’ Durk has shown interest to purchase the buildings that once housed him in the city that raised him. The neighborhood, Parkway Gardens, also known as O Block was recently listed for sale. The property sits on 13 acres with 694 housing units. Given the recent listing, developers say the goal is to maintain affordable housing with subsidized federal rents for their community, now and for the future. Durk’s influence in his community has given people the sight of possibility to go after their dreams, no matter where you come from. He takes pride in his neighborhood and upbringing, which are thoroughly expressed in his music lyrics. In a recent tweet, the artist said, “I’ll buy it don’t matter how much it is.” If Durkio goes through with this purchase, he is taking his platform and influence to the next level for his hometown.

POWER THOUGHT

Take pride in the position you are in, you have influence! You can offer more than you believe!

“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

RICK OWENS DESIGNING WITH EVERY STEP IN MIND

From recreating the modern day Converse silhouette to adding his touch to Dr. Martens, fashion designer Rick Owens just revealed his latest collaboration. The release carries three styles of shoes he designed in collaboration with Dr. Martens. Owens’ added his dark touch to their 1460 Box boot, their iconic 3-eye shoe, and a gladiator-style sandal. The dramatic details showcase Owens’ fearlessness through his signature style. His audience doesn’t conform nor do they fit in the box society has created. Owens’ is reckless and unapologetic, designing for the eccentric who are confident in their skin.

POWER THOUGHT

You are one step away from the shift your spirit is longing for! Confidently embrace for impact and the change that is ahead!

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9

CITY GIRLS FRUITFUL WOMEN ON A FULFILLING JOURNEY

These ladies have been shining bright in the rap scene and have become a favorable duo. The female rap group, City Girls include JT & Yung Miami, the first female rappers of Quality Control Music, who houses rap artists like Migos and Lil’ Baby. City Girls are not only female rappers who have made their mark in the music industry but they are now stepping into Hollywood as co-executive producers. They join Issa Rae for her upcoming comedy series for HBO Max. The series is about high school friends from Miami who want to pursue their rap career. Similar to JT & Caresha’s story, the two are Miami natives so who better to contribute to this new project!

POWER THOUGHT

Surround yourself with people who motivate and inspire you. Push one another to the next level and witness a fruitful abundance together!

“A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.” - ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:18‬

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TAKING A STAND FOR HIS HOMETOWN

The Memphis born and raised superstar, Justin Timberlake recently took a stand against a proposed Memphis’ oil pipeline. The musician, actor, and humanitarian brought it to his fans attention via social media what is currently occurring in Memphis. This proposed oil pipeline would be built underneath the city, creating a high risk for drinking water from their water source. The water source currently supplies more than 1 million people in the city, majority Black and low-income communities. He encouraged his followers to sign a petition that would stop the proposal of the large corporation. Timberlake informed his audience with a detailed video that visually shows how this proposed oil pipeline would impact the Memphis community and the environment. By using his platform and voice, he brought awareness to environmental racism and injustice, stressing that this plan cannot happen.

POWER THOUGHT

Your voice can shift the atmosphere and create a change that is needed in this world. Don’t be silent to injustice and wrongdoings!

“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy." - Proverbs 31:8-9

EMMA CHOPOVA AND LAURA LOWENA DESIGNING TO KEEP YOU JOYFUL

Founders and designers of Chopova Lowena, Emma Chopova and Laura Lowena met by divine appointment at Central Saint Martins. They had worked on previous projects together and it was an organic synergy the two had between each other. Chopova and Lowena could not see themselves working for another house and decided to join forces and build a brand of their own. As the two come from a business-oriented family, their business mentality benefited them as they took the non-traditional route towards their dreams for their business. The designers are both very emotional women and create with immense feeling, which you can feel throughout their collections. Chopova Lowena is known for their large yet sharp silhouettes, pleated skirts, mismatched prints and fabrics, and its eccentric femininity. Their pieces are made to boldly bring out who you are, with the hope to bring you joy!

POWER THOUGHT

May all you do be with joy and love, radiating through who you are from the inside out!

"You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” - Psalm 16:11

BOBBY MURPHY THE RESULTS OF RUNNING YOUR OWN RACE

Co-Founder and CTO of Snap, Inc., Robert “Bobby'' Murphy is a Filipino-American technology entrepreneur and engineer. With his business partners, they developed the social media app, Snapchat in 2011. Not being “cool” pushed him and his business partner, Evan Spiegel to make something cool for themselves. All by remaining true to his core and identity, this has led Murphy into a net worth of $12.4B, making him one of the youngest American billionaires. Since it’s inception, the social media app is famous for its audience of users who are teenagers and young adults. Murphy and Spiegel worked together and built a foundation that focuses on education and the arts. Their goal is to donate up to 13 million Class A Share by 2027.In their latest report, in the first-quarter alone this year, they reported 280 million daily active users. The success of his companies including Bitmoji and Spectacles continues to rise, making them still relevant and cool in the social media age.

POWER THOUGHT

Stay in your lane and run your own race. Your path is designed just for you!

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” - John 14:6

DRUSKI TEACHING THE WORLD THROUGH HIS SENSE OF HUMOR

Comedian, social media star Druski recently made his debut with Revolt and Adidas for a new digital series, “Sneakin’ In With Druski.” The show is about him “sneaking” into celebrity mansions and wearing Stan Smith’s, but the recycled version. The goal is to highlight and teach sustainability in the Hip-Hop community through their partnership with adidas Originals. Druski was recruited by Diddy to take on this project as an ambassador for the brand. Each episode will teach viewers how to live a more eco-friendly and sustainable life on earth. His premiere episode was with Teyana Taylor.

POWER THOUGHT

Cherish the moments that teach you how to be better! There is always room for improvement.

“As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.” – 1 John 2:27

HIROKI NAKAMURA NO COMPROMISING FOR QUALITY RESULTS

Authentic, philosophical, and unconventional, Hiroki Nakamura is the founder and designer of visvim. In the Japanese culture, every detail matters and nothing is missed. Nakamura wants products that are both functional and comfortable, but most importantly well balanced. His approach to design is all about authenticity by just being who he is, not trying or striving in his work. He has an appreciation for natural materials and the organics of manufacturing. Products that are handmade have character and have a different level of care to them. Nakamura stays away from the average production line assembly of manufacturing. The development of his products all have a personal touch to them. As a world traveler and philosopher, Nakamura’s influence, perspective and approach to design is through a global lens and bird’s eye view. His primary focus is to create functional, authentic, and the best quality products, without compromise.

POWER THOUGHT

Stay true to who you are and don’t let outside influences sway the core of your being!

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” - Ephesians 2:10

IDDRIS SANDU CREATING NEW REALITIES THROUGH THE DIGITAL REALM

Designing for the future, Iddris Sandu is this generation’s digital architect and technologist creating new realities. At 13 years old, Sandu taught himself how to code. Now at 23, he is focused on building a foundation that benefits kids, developing schools in Ghana, and enhancing the digital experience for the younger generation. He’s recognized for his work with Nipsey Hussle and creating the first “smart store” in Crenshaw. Sandu mentors children in Compton to build their technological literacy. The digital architect is looking to build more sustainable systems and technological infrastructures that can help sustain the ecosystem. His definition of reality is, “being able to take your dreams and exist within them.” As he enhances the reality of life, he’s excited to see what the next generation can do with their plethora of resources and access to knowledge and information.

POWER THOUGHT

The infrastructure and the foundation you build can last beyond your life and benefit generations to come!

“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and

ROBERT MADU BREAKING GROUND INTO A SOLID FOUNDATION

Pastor, husband, and father Robert Madu leads Social Dallas with his wife Taylor Madu. His church stands on three foundational principles, House of Presence, House of Prayer, and House of People. Madu has been in ministry for 20 years and has spoken all around the globe. Amidst a pandemic, he and his church were able to recently add two services at two different locations in Dallas. Services take place at the HiFi Dallas and Granada Theater. The growing community in Dallas has allowed Madu to break ground in the lives of people in this city where God has called him.

POWER THOUGHT

When you step into uncharted territory, know that you are not alone. Don’t be swayed by outside noise and keep your feet firmly planted in the ground!

"He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” - Jeremiah 17:8

LADY GAGA THE EVOLUTION OF THE HYPERPOP STAR

Juggling between the music industry and Hollywood, Lady Gaga’s talent is multifaceted and she has redefined pop culture in the 21st century. She made her acting debut in 2005 in Machete Kills. Her breakthrough role was in A Star Is Born in 2018, scoring an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and winning one for Best Original Song. Lady Gaga has an outstanding list of accolades, Including 12 Grammy’s, a Golden Globe, and much more. Her latest project is her role in House of Gucci as Patrizia Reggiani, ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci. The film is directed by Ridley Scott and an adaptation of the life of Maurizio Gucci and his homicide. Lady Gaga joined an all-star cast for this film with iconic acts like Adam Driver, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, and Jared Leto. The film is set to debut November 2021.

POWER THOUGHT

You can do anything you put your mind to! The proper practice, discipline, and routine can take you right where you dream to be!

"What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?" - James 2:14

TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET LIVING A LIFE OF INFLUENCE FOR THE YOUNG GENERATION

What started as an acting career in commercials and short films, the young actor, Timothée Chalamat made his television debut on the series Homeland. The breakthrough of his career came for his role in, Call Me By Your Name where he landed an Academy award nomination for Best Actor. By this time, Chalamet was also in films like Hot Summer Nights, Lady Bird and Hostiles. Born and raised in New York City caught the attention of Hollywood as his career took off, being spotted with celebrities like Frank Ocean, Ansel Elgort, and Kid Cudi. Chalamat’s upcoming sci-fi film, Dune is set to release this October, also featuring Zendaya. Fans anticipate Chalamat’s role in the film since this will be a modern adaptation of the novel. As his career elevates and grows with more roles, his fanbase adore the young actor and can’t wait to see where the future takes him.

POWER THOUGHT

Allow your character to be a reflection of who you are, through all you do! You are living a life that is setting an example, paving the way, and showing those who are before you that what they want to do is possible!

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” - Romans 12:1

DEMNA GVASALIA TAKING A GLOBAL TOUR AROUND THE WORLD

While the world has been on standstill during the pandemic, Demna Gvasalia, creative director of Balenciaga was designing his Pre-Fall 2021 collection. The release of his collection featured some of the most famous landmarks around the world. Between Paris and Shanghai, Gvasalia used their iconic landmarks as the backdrop to showcase his work. The designer’s progressive style continues to shine throughout his collections. The Pre-Fall 2021 collection focuses on oversized silhouettes and supersized tailoring. He also wanted to create products that were also eco-conscious and eco-friendly. As countries reopen, his latest lookbook brings excitement and hope for those who are longing to travel again.

POWER THOUGHT

Keep your eyes on the prize as you journey through the process! Believing the future ahead is full of hope and wonder!

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” - Romans 15:13

DUA LIPA TRENDING IN SOUND & STYLE

Her impeccable style and her remarkable voice, Dua Lipa continues to set trends with her nostalgic 2000’s inspired fashion looks. She recently starred in her first Puma campaign, releasing a platform sneaker. Dua Lipa became Puma’s global ambassador back in November and with this comes a multi-year partnership on social media. She loves to dress up and get glammed, but activewear is also very much so a part of her personal style because it’s an everyday essential. Her sneaker, “Mayze” released April 16th online and at select Puma retailers. The sneaker was made for those who love the spotlight and it’s a sneaker that the musician can use on and off the stage because of its versatility. With her multi-year deal with Puma, she has been dropping more hints of what can be expected in future releases and campaigns.

POWER THOUGHT

Set the trend by embracing who you are and being who you are. Remember, there is nobody like you!

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” - Psalm 139:13-16

AVANI LIVING AN EFFERVESCENT LIFE

In 2019, Avani Gregg went viral on TikTok for her clown makeup video and her facial artwork. Since then, the rising social media megastar has partnered with cosmetic brands like Morphe. Like other make-up and beauty brands, they partner with major social media influencers, knowing how much they are able to scale their products, expanding their global market. Avani is vibrant and bold, showcasing her artistry through makeup, which is 80% of her content. Whether it’s an everyday natural look or an intricate painted bright-colored look, makeup is her therapy. The 18-year-old was a former gymnast and an early high school graduate. As Gregg builds her brand, she is still a teenager who is enjoying her life but now as a famous makeup artist!

POWER THOUGHT

Paint the life you vision with colors that express who you are from the inside. May you have the courage and strength to unapologetically be you!

"Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking." - Ezekiel 1:28

SOPHIA AMORUSO TEACHING A NEW GENERATION NEW BUSINESS

Entrepreneur, professor, and GirlBoss founder, Sophia Amoruso now leads her new online courses, Business Class for entrepreneurship. She welcomes business founders to her digital course who desire to build smart and make a profit. Amoruso gives the steps from A to Z on how to start and maintain a successful business. Her courses will cover all the bases of business – from development, staff training, diversity, brand identity, legal, finances, customer service, and many other topics. The new professor wants to see women succeed, providing knowledge and resources in order for them to do just that.

The genesis of GirlBoss was to build a community of women who are motivated and ambitious. Amoruso has been in business for 15 years and this is her third business venture. She may have learned the hard way but she made up for it, earning every bit of what she has. Amoruso’s methodologies and courses are based off what she has learned and experienced throughout her journey. Her curiosity keeps her going and it continues to build her success. With the abundance of knowledge she holds and with her heart of generosity, all she wants to do is share, and be able to provide for others.

POWER THOUGHT

There is an abundance of knowledge that you have access to so never stop learning!

“Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” – Proverbs‬ ‭9:9-10‬

DMX A WALKING TESTAMENT OF GOD’S GRACE

Earl “DMX” Simmons was a music artist, actor, father, and deacon. As the world mourns for his sudden loss, the prolific MC was a figure who raised a generation with his talent and influence. Dark Man X was not only known for his rap career, an actor in movies like Belly, Cradle 2 the Grave, and Romeo Must Die, he was also bold about his love for the Lord. His life was a testament of God’s grace as he battled with his personal demons, baring his soul to the world and transparency of his life. DMX used his platform to publicize his faith and relationship with Christ. Although he had a troubling upbringing, he powered through because of his foundation with God. DMX passed on April 9th, 2021 in White Plains, NY after suffering from a heart attack and being on life support for a week. DMX’s legacy lives on and he is remembered as a legend. He may have had his demons but his angels were always right with him.

POWER THOUGHT

May the life you live be a walking testament of your faith and journey, and with every step, taking you from glory to glory!

“For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sakes.” – Philippians‬ ‭1:21-24

NICOLAS GHESQUIERE SHIFTING AND SHAPING THE FUTURE

Louis Vuitton’s Women’s Creative Director, Nicolas Ghesquière is not only a fashion designer but a fashion historian, with his quintessential designs that continue to shape the fashion industry and its direction. Featured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, the permanent exhibit, “About Time: Fashion and Duration” showcases some of Ghesquière’s work, paired with looks of a different decade or even century. The exhibit shows how fashion continues to reinvent itself throughout the decades. Ghesquière looks at the past and is able to recontextualize it for today. “I think fashion brings collective and individual memories together. This is why when you’re a designer you have to acknowledge the world you are living in and to highlight styles and communities.” He is able to stay in the moment, drawing inspiration from the younger generation of how they style their clothes, from the different silhouettes, to gender-neutral dressing, the possibilities are endless.

The French designer has been with Louis Vuitton since 2013. Prior to joining the Louis Vuitton family, he was the creative director for Balenciaga between 1997 to 2012. He is known to be one of the most forward thinking designers as he designs a future.

POWER THOUGHT

Your past doesn't define who you are. Look towards the future and design the life you desire and imagine!

“By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ." - 1 Corinthians 3:10-11

LAUREN LONDON A RESTORATIVE RETURN TO THE BIG SCREEN

It has been two years since the passing of her beloved partner, Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom, Lauren London who already maintains a low profile, made her return to the big screen. Although this is not her first appearance since 2019, she is making a major return as she will be alongside Michael B. Jordan in their upcoming film, Without Remorse. The film is set to premiere April 30 on Amazon Prime. During her break since the loss of Asghedom, she has been solely focused on her family, herself, and their healing. London, a mother of two boys is a protector of her loved ones, her space, and her peace. Her spirituality is even more vital to her as she navigates life after this tragedy. She has been taking the time she needs to grieve and heal. London plans to keep Nispey’s legacy alive through her work and her family.

POWER THOUGHT

May peace and purpose drive your pain into healing. Restoration is possible and you are meant to be whole again!

“One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.” - Psalms 27:4-5

ZACH KING MAKING A CONSISTENT APPEARANCE ON YOUR TIMELINE

Now as the most followed man on TikTok, Zach King just broke the record with having 58.2+ million followers on this platform alone. The internet personality is known for his content across YouTube and Instagram, with a combined following of 92 million. King is known for his seamless and jaw-dropping magical appearances and transitions within his videos. All of his videos consistently hit over a million views each post. He has been constantly creating content with his team for over a decade, making him one of the most fascinating accounts to follow. He enjoys telling surprising stories, no matter which platform he is on. His hope is to bring more wonder, curiosity, and excitement to the world in just 15 seconds or less, all while staying true to who he is.

POWER THOUGHT

Consistency and repetition win because it develops healthy habits that guide you to win! There is an abundance of fruit that you can bear when you are consistent!

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." - Hebrews 13:8

HYPE WILLIAMS THE DIRECTOR WHO DEFINED A GENERATION

Known for directing some of the most iconic Hip-Hop & R&B music videos, Hype Williams’ work defined a generation with his cinematography style. Williams’ signature styles were his videos shot in a widescreen ratio or fisheye lens. He directed the cult classic, Belly, featuring Nas and the late, legendary DMX. Through the tenure of his career, he has worked with artists like Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, The Notorious B.I.G. and many more. Williams pushed the envelope for rap music and it’s iconography. His work spans over three decades, being recognized as one of the greats. Williams’ continues to influence the style and work of many artists and established and aspiring video directors.

POWER THOUGHT

Be intentional of your actions and purpose! Your influence can last for generations, twice over!

“Order my steps in thy word and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.” – Psalms 119:133

CHRIS BROWN CREATING A CRAZY STREAK AND STAYING ON TOP

The R&B sensation, pop star, Chris Brown broke yet another Billboard record on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart with his song, “Go Crazy” featuring Young Thug. This song makes it his second longest running #1 on the chart. He surpassed the 27-week spot of his song “No Guidance” featuring Chris Brown as “Go Crazy” enters its 28th week on the charts. His single has an audience of impressions of 19.9 million since the beginning of April. “Go Crazy” originally debuted in 2019 and has made its way to the top along with other hit singles from Brown. Brown started his career at the tender age of 13, creating music that continues to take over the airwaves since his debut self-titled album, Chris Brown in 2005. Throughout his humbling career, his proudest moment and role is as a father of two.

POWER THOUGHT

Before arriving at the mountain top, there will be valley’s that you will walk through. Be mindful of the revelations along the way, there is hope and joy through the journey!

"In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it." - Isaiah 2:2

LORI HARVEY DESIGNING THE LIFE SHE IMAGINES

Model, influencer, Lori Harvey is on the journey of designing the life she imagines and desires. Daughter of television star Steve Harvey and Marjorie Harvey, they were intentional to raise her out of the Hollywood spotlight so she can experience life as a normal kid. Harvey was once a competitive equestrian and dreamed of becoming an Olympic equestrian but due to her tragic accident, life redirected itself. She turned a tragedy into a beautiful story! With her love of fashion and modeling since the age of three, and the influence of her mother, Lori made her runway debut in 2017 with Dolce & Gabbana. Since then, she has been featured in various beauty and fashion campaigns. Lori has grown into her own woman and identity outside of her parents. The rise of her career continues as she builds a legacy for her name and family.

POWER THOUGHT

Whichever direction you are heading, may it be towards the life you truly desire and are passionate about in due time!

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.” - Ecclesiastes 3:11-12

ADDISON RAE THE SOCIAL MEDIA MAKEOVER

In less than a year, social media megastar Addison Rae Easterling has a TikTok following of 79 million. The Gen-Z influencer is known for her entertainment and dances who became famous and found a way to monetize her platform. She began selling novelty merchandise. She partnered with Ipsy, a beauty subscription service to be the face of their company, developing a new venture, Madeby Collective. The new company would manufacture its own line of makeup. With Rae’s desire to start her own beauty brand, she became a co-founder of Madeby Collective, giving her the opportunity to release her own makeup and skincare line, Item Beauty. Rae’s deal shifted the beauty industry and how social media stars capitalize on their platforms, shifting the entire way to sell. The beauty industry is thriving and worth over $93 billion and Rae is a part of this profitable ecosystem. She is living a dream come true as a beauty mogul, working with a team who are able to make her ideas come to life.

POWER THOUGHT

Try something new today and challenge yourself to step outside of your comfort zone. Don’t get stuck in the old when the new you is awaiting your arrival!

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this wa

ARIANA GRANDE THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL

Globally known to be one of the biggest superstars, Ariana Grande is joining the team of coaches for the NBC hit-show, The Voice. She will be alongside Blake Shelton, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson for season 21. As a huge fan of the show, she knows she can support artists and their craft. The beloved singer will take her fans on this journey, expanding the show’s audience. Grande’s career has grown exponentially. The release of her album, Positions in October 2020 made this her fifth number-one album on the Billboard 200. Grande’s voice is known to be compared to Mariah Carey because of her wide vocal range and sound. Her voice is still very distinct from other singers, making her one of pop’s most gifted singers of our time.

POWER THOUGHT

May your voice be heard across generations, speaking volumes of hope and inspiration to all!

“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” - Zephaniah 3:17

FKA TWIGS THE RELIEF AND THE HEALING

The British singer and artist, FKA Twigs believes it is a miracle that she is still alive after surviving an abusive relationship. The daunting details she shared regarding her experience was a relief to share with people of how she found the strength and saw the light to get out of her situation. Despite being a public figure, she wants to bring awareness to her story. The steps that Twigs has taken in her healing and recovery journey can bring inspiration to others. Her journey is still a work in progress and she knows life is not perfect. But her hope is that by utilizing her platform, it will raise awareness and knowledge about domestic violence. Recently, Twigs got back into music and she has recently collaborated with Getty Images to make Black historical content more accessible to a wider audience like up and coming artists, storytellers, and content curators.

POWER THOUGHT

Dig deep within for your resilience and courage. You are stronger than you think!

"God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.” - Psalms 46:5

BENNY PEREZ SETTING A FOUNDATION FOR HIS FAMILY

Benny Perez, the lead pastor of Church LV, based in Las Vegas, Nevada has been in ministry for over 25 years with his wife Wendy. Father of three children, he and his wife have built a foundation for their family, establishing a legacy through the pursuit of God’s call for their lives. The strength of the foundation within their family has overflowed into their ministry, reflecting their heart for the local church and the Las Vegas community. Recently, Perez’s son BJ took the pulpit for the first time at their church’s youth night. He expressed in a recent Instagram Live as his son prepared for his message, “my ceiling is his floor, so what I have done, now he gets to stand on that and go further.” Perez has been on many platforms around the world, but was the most exciting moment for him as a father. Alongside his family, they were able to witness the beginning of his journey with such confidence and a heart for Jesus.

POWER THOUGHT

It takes faith and courage to build a legacy, so may your foundation stand firm and be built with love!

“He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.” - Luke 6:48

TAKASHI MURAKAMI THE CURATION OF HIS DIGITAL COLLECTION

The renowned Japanese artist, Takashi Murakami made his digital footprint and released a series of digital artwork for nonfungible tokens (NFT), a form of cryptocurrency. His collection, “Murakami.Flowers” features his iconic flowers with different emoji expressions. Murakami plans to release the 24 x 24 pixel art in 108 variations, releasing 12 different flowers a day. When he announced last year that his business was on the verge of bankruptcy, auctioning his artwork for cryptocurrency made this route highly promising. Since the release this past week, bids have already begun. Murakami’s collection has his fans talking and bidders are ready for his daily drops. The digital artwork can be found on OpenSea.

POWER THOUGHT

Design the life you imagine and desire! Your experiences curate your life collection, full of wonder and beauty!

"For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse." - Romans 1:20

WHITNEY WOLFE HERD SETTING THE TONE TO BETTER THE INTERNET EXPERIENCE

As one of the top women CEO’s in tech, Whitney Wolfe Herd is the youngest woman to take a company public. Within hours of her going public, she became a billionaire. The founder of Bumble, a dating app where women are known to make the first move, was not only made to better a woman’s dating experience, but users also can sign up to network and make friends. Her goal was to make a statement because she was fed up with how women are treated and the misogyny within the tech world. Due to her past dating experiences and harassment she has faced at work, Wolfe Herd wanted to create a safer space for women to navigate through.

She left Tinder, where she spearheaded their marketing efforts, and to prove her point, the marketing and branding of Bumble began. Her vision for Bumble is beyond dating, claiming it to be a lifestyle brand so women can feel empowered and safe. She has made the app in such a way that it has safe policies, shifting the tone by sweeping out any behavior and users that don’t not fall in line with their guidelines. Through her branding, Wolfe Herd envisions a cultural shift on how women are treated, even if it’s just in the realm of the app, it is starting somewhere. She hopeful for a safer and secure internet experience for everyone, one where there is less harassment and bullying, and giving power to the powerless.

POWER THOUGHT

Flip the script of your past and turn it into good!

"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." - Romans 8:28

JAMES JEBBIA THE SUPERNATURAL SUPREME TAKEOVER

Originally a childhood actor, turned Supreme founder, James Jebbia began his career in 1994. Little did he know, he would globally reign streetwear. As the brand grew and developed, the company reached its peak in the early 2010s. What started as a small skate shop is New York City, is now valued at $1 billion today. Jebbia knew what he was up against during the early stages of Supreme, fully aware of the high-end designers but also firm in knowing his dedicated customers and what they wanted. Though influenced by fashion and trends between Japan and London, Jebbia stayed true to the identity of Supreme, the skaters of New York City. Supreme began making cool things that they thought their customers would wear, simple items like shirts, sweatpants, and a backpack. The company evolved in the last 25+ years, collaborating with brands like Louis Vuitton, The North Face, Rimowa, Comme des Garçons, and many others. Since the rise of Jebbia’s empire, staying authentic to the brand and its identity has been one of the reasons for their success, doing the same thing over, but in different ways.

Last November, Supreme was acquired by VF Corporation for $2.1 billion. Jebbia, who will still be at Supreme has no plans of changing his plan or redirecting his path for growth. He plans to steward this partnership to ensure their unique culture and independence are not compromised.

POWER THOUGHT

Don’t compromise who you are to get to where you want to be! Remain true to yourself because there is only one you!

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." - Roman

CHARLI D’AMELIO THE BREWING INFLUENCE OF GEN Z

Social media megastar Charli D’Amelio took her partnership with Dunkin’ even further and released their first ever limited merch collection. Last year, the TikTok star had Dunkin’ drinks named after her, “The Charli” and “Charli Cold Foam.” The Charli x Dunkin’ collection released Tuesday, March 30th. Exclusive branded items include a tumbler, iPhone cases, oversized scrunchies, shoelaces, and keychains.

As the most followed person on TikTok, D’Amelio has other brand partnerships with Prada, EOS Cosmetics, and UNICEF. The sixteen year old is navigating through the rise of her popularity and fame but still considers herself to be a normal teenager that a lot of people watch. She’s known for her dance TikTok’s and joyful spirit. The discovery-based app easily brings attention to users based on what they like, making the app’s algorithm more effective and beneficial for users.

POWER THOUGHT

Set the example and be an influence for the generations behind you and even the generation that has gone before you!

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” - Romans 15:13

H.E.R. HAVING EVERYTHING REVEALED

Singer-songwriter, H.E.R. recently won her 4th Grammy, Song of the Year for ,”I Can’t Breathe,” a powerful song that contributed to a movement and change in society. Born Gabriella Wilson is a soulful singer with a guitar in her hand. Her moniker was made after a breakup and she realized this was the start of her evolution as a woman, symbolizing everything that she will learn during her becoming. At the age of 14, she was signed to RCA Record, making her familiar with the music and entertainment industries. Her musical influences stem from her father, and artists like Prince and Alicia Keys. H.E.R. credits God for her latest Grammy win, “I want to thank God for giving me the gift of a voice and a pen and using me as a vessel to create change.”

POWER THOUGHT

Develop an understanding of the power within you and how to maximize on your full potential! You have the power to inspire and bring forth change!

“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.” - 2 Peter 1:5-7

BEAM LOVING YOU DIFFERENT

Born in Jamaica and raised in Miami, Tyshane “BEAM” Thompson's world of music and religion has collided beautifully. As the son of the dancehall and gospel reggae artist, Papa San, music is in his DNA, starting production at ten years old. His name represents being a light, a bridge, and a pillar, standing in the gap between church and culture, Christianity and the club, and the world and the word. Growing up in the church, BEAM’s journey and experience has fostered a deeper perspective that everyone is human and has flaws. He understands that we all battle with both flesh and spirit, right and wrong.

At the age of 20, BEAM retreated to Las Vegas to focus and recenter himself with music, empowering him to restart his career, transitioning from Tyshane to BEAM. BEAM is not only a producer but a songwriter. He has worked with rappers and musicians like 21 Savage, Andy Mineo, Lecrae, and 2 Chainz, just to name a few. More recently, BEAM was featured with Justin Bieber on his latest album Justice on the single, Love You Different. As an emerging artist, be on the lookout for his work and artistry!

POWER THOUGHT

Every setback is a setup for a comeback! Sometimes you need a hard reset to realign you closer to your destiny!

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.” - Ephesians 1:7-10

JACK DORSEY 280 CHARACTERS TO $2.9M

The tech entrepreneur, co-founder, and CEO of Twitter & Square Jack Dorsey sold his first ever tweet to a Malaysia-based buyer in nonfungible token (NFT), a form of cryptocurrency. An NFT is a digital certificate of digital ownership for a photo, video, or a different form of online multimedia mediums. NFT’s are unique and cannot be duplicated. Jack’s first tweet and Twitter’s first tweet was on March 21, 2006, “just setting up my twttr” - @jack. The buyer relates this to buying art, like a Mona Lisa, emphasizing the importance of this for the future. The platform which was once known for its 140 character tweet limit, now allows users to tweet up to 280 characters.

Dorsey did not finish college, instead took a path of various careers, ultimately leading him to Silicon Valley. He was previously a professional masseur and had experience in fashion design. In 2006, he co-founded Twitter with Ev Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glas. In 2009, he co-founded Square. He is a philanthropist and has a history of giving back. Dorsey has given Square and Twitter stock to his employees and committed to giving away $1B for COVID-19 relief efforts and other causes.

POWER THOUGHT

Be mindful of your words and actions because that one moment can drastically change your life!

“'We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.” - 1 John 4:4-6

ELAINE WELTEROTH FLOWING WITH AN ANOINTING

New York Times Bestselling author, talk show host, and former Teen Vogue editor-in-Chief, Elaine Welteroth has an anointing in the industry that can feel limiting, intimidating, and impossible to make your mark. As she says, “when the world tells you to shrink, expand.” When her book “More than Enough'' was released in 2019, she made it a point to share her story to help women use their voice and gain the courage they need no matter where they were but specifically in their workplace. Welteroth built her career across multimedia and fashion industries. As a woman that was once behind-the-scenes, she is now in front of the camera as the newest co-host for the daytime talk show, The Talk. Regardless of what platform Elaine is given, she knows she is there for reason and for a purpose bigger than herself.

POWER THOUGHT

Do not underestimate your ability to take risks. Break through the barriers and remind yourself that you are not limited to one role, one dream, or one vision!

“Let giving flow from your heart, not from a sense of religious duty. Let it spring up freely from the joy of giving—all because God loves hilarious generosity! Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything — every moment and in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do.” - 2 Corinthians 9:7-8

ADRIAN JOFFE A SHARED AND FRUITFUL EXPANSION

Recognized as one of the most refined and prominent fashion CEO’s, Adrian Joffe, is the President of Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market. He oversees all Dover Street Market shops around the globe. Joffe is also the husband of Rei Kawakubo. Upon attending school in the United Kingdom, he ended up in Japan, where he met Kawakubo when he went on an impromptu business trip to Tokyo for his sister. The both have been life partners and business partners since 1992. Joffe speaks on behalf of the businesses most of the time but not on Kawakubo’s behalf. He is in constant innovation to help expand his wife’s philosophy and vision for their enterprises.

Dover Street Market is known for shifting the retail experience by mixing upcoming designers and high-end, established designers. Their conceptual experiences and merchandising is an immersive experience and vary between each location around the world, creating a signature and impressionable aesthetic for all visitors. The values of both Dover Street Market and Comme des Garçons are cohesive, original, and always refreshing.

POWER THOUGHT

Don’t lose your imagination and curiosity. May new ideas be birthed and keep expanding your knowledge to exceed your own expectations!

“Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.” - 2 Corinthians 9:10

MICHAEL B. JORDAN ASCENDING INTO PURPOSEFUL GROWTH

Beginning his career as a childhood actor, featuring in critically acclaimed shows like The Wire and movies like Hardball, Michael B. Jordan’s growth in Hollywood has been purposeful and he is still on the rise. Jordan is known for his roles as Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station, Donnie Creed in Creed, as part of the Rocky film series, and Erik Killmonger in Black Panther. Known to be one of the greatest actors in the 21st Century, Jordan’s career is still elevating into more roles and films. He intends to push racial diversity and inclusion on and off the screen.

As he navigates through the industry and with 20 years under his belt, he is in a position to call the shots on the projects he wants to be involved in. Jordan is constantly thinking about what he wants to leave behind, not taking anything for granted and being present with the future in mind. Despite the stall and halts of some anticipated projects that he had planned for in 2020, he is patient and focused on his purpose.

POWER THOUGHT

Allow your why to accelerate you deeper into your purpose, staying focused on the path ahead of you, and driving you where you are destined to be!

“It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.” - Ephesians 1:11-12

SNOH AALEGRA YOU CAN SING THROUGH THE PAIN

Iranian-Swedish singer, Snoh Aalegra processes her pain and heartache through music, which is also a form of healing for her. Since the passing of her father, though years have passed, she holds onto the pain she has felt but uses her talent as her way to release the pain. One of Aalegra’s mentors and friends was Prince, who discovered her three years before his passing before anyone knew her. She was a student to the master artist himself. Aalegra’s experiences with death and love are motivational forces for her writing. Her deep connection with music started as a child when she heard Whitney Houston’s voice for the first time. She is moved whenever she listens to music, feeling a deeper, spiritual connection. Her hope is that her music makes people feel something. Her album, Ugh, Those Feels Again, definitely has that impact!

POWER THOUGHT

Create beauty from the ashes and push through the pain! Allow yourself to heal and become whole again!

“Yet when holy lovers of God cry out to him with all their hearts, the Lord will hear them and come to rescue them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to all whose hearts are crushed by pain, and he is always ready to restore the repentant one.” - Psalms 34:17-18

MEENA HARRIS THE PHENOMENAL WOMAN

She is a mother of 2 girls, wife, daughter, and the niece of Vice President Kamala Harris, Meena Harris is the founder of the Phenomenal Woman campaign. Her grassroots initiative was built for activism and women empowerment. What started as a small initiative to support women organizations, exploded into a movement. Inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem, Harris’ ‘Phenomenal Woman’ t-shirt sold 2,500 units on the first day. What was originally intended to be sold for the month of March during Women’s History Month, extended for an additional two months. Harris is often asked how she did it, but she has no secret formula. Her goal was to inform and educate people in a creative way, utilizing digital platforms to make a social impact. All in all, whether someone is wearing the t-shirt or sharing an image on social media, she hopes it encourages people to use their voice so they too can be heard. "When you inspire other people to do the same, you’ve created power that has the potential to elevate an entire community. It starts with identifying the issues you’re passionate about and thinking creatively,” said Harris in a past interview on how you can change the world.

POWER THOUGHT

There is power in your words and how you express yourself! What may seem small to you can impact the masses ahead! Speak up, use your voice, stand firm on your platform!

“To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have w

SOLANGE TURNING TO MUSIC TO SAVE HER LIFE

The musician and artist, Solange recently revealed she was fighting for her life when she was making her album, “When I Get Home.” She said she was unhealthy and had a broken spirit. The soulful singer used her gifting and creative outlet to save her life by allowing her to work through those emotions. As mental health awareness becomes more normalized, she used those moments as a catalyst. Solange crafted this album by isolating herself and her talent, leading to the inception of this album. Solange walked into the opened doors in front of her and she declared to honor it. With any open door, she says you can’t go backwards. In honor of the album’s two year anniversary, she released a remastered director’s cut version of her film. This stunning film followed with a Blackplanet page that includes digital activations and special screenings. Solange is allowing fans to share images and their mediums of art about how this album impacted their life.

POWER THOUGHT

Your journey looks different through every season and it may be unpleasant at times. Go back to your foundation and remind yourself that home is where the heart is!

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." - 2 Timothy 1:7

HEDI SLIMANE THE LAUNCH OF HIS UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBIT

Celine’s creative, artistic, and image director, Hedi Slimane will be showcasing his first solo exhibit this month. Slimane was once the creative director of Dior Homme from 2000-2007 and Yves Saint Laurent from 2012 to 2016. This is Slimane’s first exhibit since 2014 and will be his first exhibit in China. The exhibit is titled, “Sun of Sound” will be an immersive visual and sound experience of his work in music, highlighting his visual work of musicians and bands. Slimane’s influence may be heavily in fashion but his influence and work in music speaks volumes of his vision. He is known for his black and white aesthetic and slim silhouettes. Much of his work represents the youth in a way that reinvents how artists are documented these days.

POWER THOUGHT

Everything you need is already inside of you. Do, Become, Prosper!

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” - ‭Colossians‬ ‭3:23-24‬

ZACK BIA FROM A COLLEGE BREAK TO A CAREER BREAKTHROUGH

When Zack Bia decided to take a break from his college semester, his purpose was to explore and discover his journey as a young entrepreneur. His practices are both old school and progressive, creating multiple streams of revenue for himself, and building relationships with some influential people. Bia is an occasional DJ, club promoter, an influencer and inspiration to millennials and Gen Z, letting them know that they don’t have to be tied to one career path or one job. Bia, who is 23 years old also owns a music label, Field Trip Recordings. Dropping out of college has given him access and opportunities in different industries, fostering relationships with celebrities and other influencers. The relationships he has are important to him and his business. Despite the pressures of trying to attain immediate success, he stated, “If I’m able to have a lot of my ideas come to fruition, keep expanding them, build things with the people that I love, and travel the world, I think that’s extremely successful.”

POWER THOUGHT

Keep an open heart to the unknown. Step out of your comfort and take a leap of faith. The possibilities are limitless!

“Then he said, “Throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get some!” So they did, and they couldn’t haul in the net because there were so many fish in it.” - John 21:6

SIMON PORTE JACQUEMUS THE DEMONSTRATION OF YOUR GIFTING

Simon Porte Jacquemus the French designer and founder of Jacquemus. The name is inspired by his late mother’s maiden name. Simon was born and raised in the South of France, surrounded by a family of farmers, influenced by the beauty of the french countryside. When his mother passed away, it was the biggest shock of his life. This induced him to pursue his fashion designing career. The launch of Jacquemus in 2010 built his exposure across the country. In 2012, he was invited to premiere a collection during Paris Fashion Week. Since then, he has seen a significant growth in his brand. His designs portray a message for each season because what he is selling is poetry to him. He is in the business of fashion and is selling a story through the pieces he carefully designs.

POWER THOUGHT

Demonstrate love in all you do, flowing through all you do and what you are passionate about. Watch the fruit of your love grow and be a reflection of who you are!

“So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.” - Colossians 3:14

A$AP ROCKY ALWAYS HITTING HOME BASE

By way of Harlem, A$AP Rocky joined the A$AP Mob in 2007. The collective was formed to bring in a wide-range of talent, from rappers to fashion designers. Radio picked up Rocky’s leaked single, Peso and since then, his career has taken off. From Harlem to Hollywood, Rocky is not only a rapper. He’s well known for his personal style, an actor, and still plays a role in giving back to his Harlem community. During the winter season, Rocky paid a visit to the neighborhood that raised him but made a particular stop to the homeless shelter that once housed him. He is humbled to be a position to give back to a place that helped him get back on his feet. Harlem will always be his home and it is important to him to never forget where he came from.

POWER THOUGHT

Value the territory you are called to and build the community that is around you! Home is where the heart is!

“So, my dear Christian friends, companions in following this call to the heights, take a good hard look at Jesus. He’s the centerpiece of everything we believe, faithful in everything God gave him to do. Moses was also faithful, but Jesus gets far more honor. A builder is more valuable than a building any day. Every house has a builder, but the Builder behind them all is God. Moses did a good job in God’s house, but it was all servant work, getting things ready for what was to come. Christ as Son is in charge of the house.” - Hebrews 3: 1-6

MARIAH MCMANUS POWERFUL AND FILLED WITH PURPOSE