Looking through old photos, it became evident that Diva Demeanor has been in this world long before the official 501 c3 status, name or website. Diva Demeanor was something that flowed out of me naturally into everything that I created. Here is a short visual look at that. My hope is that you begin to look at your own life and discover what has been on the inside of you for years that you did not even notice because it was so subtle and natural. That thing may very well be your place and purpose in this culture and the reason why you were created.
Tre9, founder of Eyes On Me Inc. and Hip Hop Hope Missions also saw that Christian Hip Hop and Urban missions were very male dominated. He wanted to be an answer to the problem of having a community full of young girls but no role models to speak directly to them. He hooked me and hip hop artist, Hilary Pradia, up to come together and create "Hip Hop Hope Ladies Night" periodically for the mission.
While teaching dance fitness at a studio, the owner asked if I could teach a kids hip hop class. I took the opportunity to create "Diva Dance Academy" featuring hip hop choreography to christian hip hop music, giving a special preference to female artists, mentoring, and games.
I don't know where the idea came from, but I felt the need to take a small group of girls from hip hop hope, take them to a nice hotel for a sleepover, take them to a big hip hop concert then have a girl talk with me and Hilary Pradia.
I took my trip to my very first outreach with XXX Church. I had a heart for women in the sex industry and especially the porn industry. I had heard of strip club outreaches and outreaches serving women in the streets but never anything about porn stars. I wished some way existed to reach them with love. I did not know of any so I decided to create my own. I researched and learned that the attend porn conventions each year and I decided to create an outreach...while planning I learned that XXX Church has been doing this for years, setting up shop inside, meeting the girls right where they are at, showing love, and showing the girls that they are more than just their sexuality and their bodies, truly serving them with love. This made me love out the box missions even more because there is where I felt truly at home.