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Storie Devereaux Interview

Storie Devereaux

PART 1: The Passion Behind the Stories: The Strong, Empowered, & Classy Project highlights the people that know how to surpass boundaries and live happily despite life’s major woes. In this episode, Kristen Hayman (@MsJaneThang) sits down with Storie Devereaux (@StorieDevereaux), a vocalist/poet, Chicago’s latest viral sensation and #Storieteller, as she shares how Strength, Empowerment […]

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#ThroughThatJaneThangLens: Common & Rhymefest Announce Chicago Youth Jobs Collaborative

Rhymesfest & Akisha Lockhart

Now you all know that I am all about strong, empowered, and classy projects and collaborations! I am very excited about how many opportunities have come my way! So far 2014 has definitely pushed me towards my next phase of strong, empowered, & classy storytelling. With that said, I have created a new #hashtag! lol […]

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OWN’s Welcome to Sweetie Pies’s Screening & 2012 Style Series: Inspired Fashion

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Hey Strong, Empowered, & Classy People! September has been so wonderful! Not only has the Strong, Empowered, & Classy Project began but this month, I celebrated my birthday and attended some really awesome events! Let me tell you about a couple of them! Last Monday night, September 17th, I was invited to attend OWN’s Welcome […]

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Intimate Words

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Met some incredible people and gained a lot of inspiration while attending the @_IntimateWords_ event last Tuesday, July 26, 2012! Located in The Silver Room in Chicago, the creative energy was high in one the hippest boutiques in Wicker Park. Poets, singers, rappers, producers, artist and listeners sat in the intimate circle to enjoy not […]

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Single Girl Summer


I attended the Black Girl Long Hair’s Chicago Naturals Summer Meetup and Product Swap event on Sunday, June 24th, 2012 and I was surrounded by inspirational hairstyles, jewelry, and beauty products. The women that attended this event truly carried themselves with “Strength, Empowerment and Class”. One booth that exuded a special charm was the booth […]

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