; Meet Our Sheroes | Guyanese Girls Rock! - Part 60
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Meet Our Sheroes

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04 Nov: She Rocks! Major Shawna Kimbrell – First Black Female US Air Force Fighter Pilot

Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell is a major in the United States Air Force, and the first female African-American fighter pilot in the Air Force history. She was born in Lafayette, Indiana on April 20, 1976, to Guyanese parents, Dr Norman Ng A Qui, and Eve Blackman Ng A Qui after they migrated to the US.  Their hard work and dedication paid off in her father earning a degree from Howard University and a doctorate from Purdue University. That focus on…

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02 Nov: Winning the Shoe Game: Samanta Joseph – CEO & Designer, SamantaShoes.com

I’m giddy with excitement to share this sister’s story – from one “shoenista” about another.  When a woman stops Samanta Joseph to ask where she got here beautiful Brazilian-made shoes, that woman is often on her way to becoming a customer.  Samanta was designing shoes since she was a young girl in Guyana. When her mother ordered her a pair of custom-made sandals to better fit her feet, that experience spawned a business idea. After migrating to the US,…

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01 Nov: Happy November Birthday!

Happy Birthday to our beautiful Guyanese Girls who were born during the month of November. Wishing you a sweet celebration – You Rock!  Share with us your birthday wishes….   Modern November Birthstone The modern gem for November is considered topaz, both colorless and golden varieties. (Topaz is a fluorine aluminum silicate and often comes in shades of yellow.) According to Birthstones.org, the topaz symbolizes constancy, loyalty, faithfulness, friendship, strength, releasing tension and balancing emotions….

Shundell Prasad

01 Nov: She Rocks! Shundell Prasad: Screenwriter/Filmmaker/Director

On the eve of its release in theaters across the country, and coinciding with the upcoming “Diwali” holiday, it’s very fitting to introduce this very talented filmmaker and the woman behind the movie “Festival of Lights.” Shundell Prasad screenwriter, filmmaker and movie director working out of New York and LA. She was born in Guyana but migrated to the US at age 6. Shundell is a graduate of New York University’s Prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, where…

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29 Oct: She Rocks! Grace Aneiza Ali – Founder | Editorial Director, Of Note Magazine

Grace Aneiza Ali is the founder and editor of  OfNoteMagazine.org, an online magazine that celebrates people of color in the arts. She was born in Guyana and moved to the United States when she was fourteen years old. Having grown up surrounded by a culture of illiteracy among women, she is committed to the work of educating girls in developing nations. Grace launched Of Note in 2009 as a platform to honor “artists whose work values compassion,…

Brenda DoHarris

28 Oct: Brenda Chester DoHarris – Writer/Professor

If you’ve ever read the novels The Coloured Girl in the Ring and Calabash Parkway, then you’re familiar with this very talented writer.  Brenda Chester DoHarris is a Guyanese writer now living and lecturing in the USA. She as born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1946 to Rebecca Theresa Chester (a nurse-midwife) and Clement Vincent Chester (government dispenser). Brenda is a professor of English at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland and a graduate of Columbia…

Shanice Jones

26 Oct: Shanice Jones – Model/Actress/Fashion Designer

It’s always really inspiring to see young creative talents making an impression on the world and this 23 year old Guyanese model/actress/fashion designer is doing just that.  Born on July 29, 1989 Shanice Jones has rapidly established herself in the New York fashion industry.  Since migrating to the U.S in 2007, Jones has already launched her own clothing line “The Shanice Jones Collection”. Jones grew up in New Amsterdam, Berbice and attended the Trinity Street Primary School, New Amsterdam Multilateral then…

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24 Oct: “Guyana’s Tasty Exotic” – A Culinary Classic

Meet Guyanese born Deborah Borocas, author of “Guyana’s Tasty Exotic – A contemporary take on the cuisine of Guyana, the Land of Six Peoples.” This cookbook includes 82 recipes with magnificent pictures of the many cuisines that showcases Guyana’s rich culinary history. The book also features pictures of Guyana’s beautiful landscape, its people, folklores, slang and traditions. Deborah started cooking at the tender age of 9.  The second of seven children she became her Mother’s kithcen…

Asha Blake, Media Strategist

21 Oct: She Rocks! Asha Blake: Five-Time Emmy Award Winning Journalist

  Asha Blake is a former network anchor turned Digital Media mogul and media consultant to the stars!  She was born in 1961 in Guyana, the daughter of an education specialist and a teacher. Asha was raised in Toronto and later in Minnesota, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism. A five-time Emmy award winner, Asha has served as a solo anchor for national network news programs, hosted syndicated daytime programming,…