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For the Passion & Purpose issue of eWoman Magazine we celebrate women in the Caribbean region and the African diaspora doing phenomenal things to make a difference in the lives of others. Meet eWoman Magazine's MONICA WATKINS, founder of Art in Motion. Check out this video from Monica's The Art of Beauty event in New York City. You can read all about Monica on Pg. 21 in the Jan/Feb issue of eWoman Magazine!
December 15th at The Emmanuel Fremin Gallery New York, NY
The Art of Beauty Experience will be on display for the public to the mutual beneﬁt of GEMS (www.gems-girls.org) in New York and the Diakonos Orphanage (www.diakonosintl.org) in Carrefour, Haiti. The sale of original artworks by orphans in Haiti and girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafﬁcking here in New York will advance the needs of both groups aspiring to empower other children, like themselves. The exhibit and gala event will be held at the gallery on the evening of December ﬁfteenth from 7-10pm featuring hors d'oeuvre, wine, and special musical performances. Beauty activists, Ford supermodel & Founder of Art In Motion Monica Watkins and "Makeup Stylist to the Stars" Leora Edut, realized that fashion and beauty can serve as a catalyst to empower young, at-risk women in the areas of self-esteem, creativity, diversity, and access to ﬁnancial freedom. When women experience their own beauty from the inside out, other areas of their lives transform. The Art of Beauty Experience is a bi-national initiative created for young, disadvantaged women living a world apart to celebrate and embrace their common inner-beauty and charitable hearts. The children of the Diakonos Orphanage in Carrefour, Haiti are starving for the educational and artistic opportunities that we take for granted in the U.S. GEMS is committed to ending commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafﬁcking of children by changing individual lives, transforming public perception, and revolutionizing the systems and policies that impact sexually exploited youth. By linking the two organizations, and inspiring a myriad of supporters across all disciplines, the possibilities for personal growth and future success for the children are limitless.