LADIES OF LEGACY 2018
Ladies of Legacy is our annual fundraiser that serves both to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of women in our community who are achieving their dreams, and honor those who give towards helping fulfill our vision. The fundraiser also aids Limitless Ambition in raising funds to continue our programs and outreach in the area. Last year we had over 125 people in attendance and raised over $1,000!
2018 LADIES OF LEGACY HONOREES
Tierra graduated with her Master’s in Cultural Foundations from Kent State University where she also received a Bachelor’s in Political Science and International Relations. She had the privilege of creating the school’s first black debate team alongside Image Award winning actress Journee Smollett in 2011.
Tierra's education led her to work with juvenile and at-risk youth. She has facilitated workshops for juvenile detention staff and teachers on transformative practices and pedagogy throughout the state of Ohio for Children’s Defense Fund. Tierra has also created curriculum and educational workshops for non-profit organizations including Be the Change with Cleveland Ward 7 Councilman Basheer Jones.
Furthermore, Tierra has participated in conferences like Success Her Way endorsed by Steve Harvey and the NAACP W.I.N conference in Cleveland Ohio. Organizations like Alive on Purpose and the Boys and Girls Club, have also sought after her expertise and talent. Tierra has also performed at various fundraisers, competitions, and venues such as the House of Blues and The Grog Shop alongside legendary poet and author, Saul Williams.
Through the power of words, Tierra continues to create opportunities for others to become the best version of themselves. Her greatest joy comes from individuals discovering the potential of their purpose. Tierra is the proud daughter of Vinnell Griffen and sister of Janell Jermon. She honors her late brother Blake Jermon every time she touches a microphone.
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"Give yourself permission to be as great as you already are"
"I will change the world by showing you how you can."
"If you got knocked down don't forget to stand up. Night time and the sunrise taught me this." – Tierra Kahli
Tara Pringle Jefferson is a writer, speaker, and self-care coach who guides women toward their personal renaissance. As the founder of the Bloom Beautifully Box, a self-care subscription box that delivers mindfulness to your door, she is determined to start a movement that creates a sense of peace for women everywhere.
Tara’s platform for self-care includes a series of workshops on stress reduction, time management and personal development, all of which culminate in an annual self-care retreat in exciting cities across the country.
A voice of authority on themes surrounding self-care, women’s empowerment, and digital entrepreneurship, Tara regularly speaks at national conferences and events on these topics. She runs a private coaching group, the Self-Care Suite, now more than 600 members strong. In the group, she challenges women to not only take inventory of their lives, but to make long-lasting, sustainable changes, with the support of the larger community behind them.
She has been featured in or on Essence and Kiplinger magazines, Babble, Buzzfeed, The Happy Black Woman podcast, and Sirius XM radio. In 2016, she was recognized by Kent State University as a distinguished alumna for her work in the community with young mothers and women.
A true renaissance woman, Tara also runs her own boutique communications consultancy, with a focus is social media strategy, writing, and editing. She’s a proud, card-carrying member of Beyonce’s Beyhive who loves to indulge in a good book as often as possible, and resides in Stow, Ohio with her husband and children.
"Your number one priority is to yourself. So take your time and figure out what lights your fire, what makes you feel good. It's easy to get sidetracked by what other people want -- boyfriends, family members, friends -- but remember that what you want is most important."
- Tara Pringle - Jefferson
As a graduate from Baldwin Wallace with a degree in Business Administration and Management, I spent 17 years in banking at FirstMerit Bank before deciding to stay home to raise my three children. After my children were all in school, I started working as a substitute teacher. If someone had told me even three years ago that I would someday be considered an artist, I would have thought it quite funny.
I am a self-taught Zentangle inspired artist. A Zentangle is a complicated drawing that is built one line at a time. Simple tangles, or patterns, are combined in an unplanned way that grow and change in unbelievable and amazing ways. Every piece, whether on paper, wood, metal, stones, ceramics, or the beach, are unbelievably detailed, unique and amazing works of art. What I love the most about this art form is that there are absolutely no creative limits or boundaries. Anything is possible one line at a time!
I started seriously pursuing my art started a little more than four years ago. During that time, it has been an honor to receive the following awards : the 2015 Akron Art Prize, Artist Choice and 5th Runner Up, 2nd Place Best of Show for Art-a-palooza (2015), The People’s Choice award at the Mantua Art Festival (2016) and a honorable mention at Chriskindl Market (2015, 2016) and the Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival (2015). It was a great an awesome experience and honor to be chosen as the button artist for the 2017 First Night Akron celebration. I also received a Judge’s Choice Award at the 2017 Cain Park Arts Festival.
In addition to the above mentioned awards, I have had the honor to be featured in several publications including, The Beacon Journal, The Westside Leader, The Canton Repository, Mimi Vanderhaven, and The Devil Strip. This year, I was also one of three feature artists on the PBS Show Akron Akron with Blue Green and spotlighted on a WKYC Channel 3 News segment.
I am passionate about the Arts as well as mentoring and encouraging young people to pursue their artistic dreams. I am dedicated to insuring that my art will support me when I can no longer do it. Therefore, I am always pushing the limits of what I can do with it.
"Find something you love and are very passionate about and pursue it with all your heart!"
"Stop telling yourself what you can't do, and start realizing that you can do anything!"
"Attitude is half the battle. If you think you can't, you won't If you think you can, you will!"