Author archives: Kahshanna Evans

Maria Bonita Salon & Spa

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Being in the heart of New York City, a mecca of storefronts, niche businesses, and emerging brands has its benefits for Maria Bonita Salon & Spa owner, Fernanda Lacerda.  It’s not just the love of an 83.1 billion dollar industry that motivates the Brazilian native who brings a splash of culture to the New York spa scene. “We do beauty the Brazilian Wa[...]

Toni D. Rivera

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Toni D. Rivera, founder of Helping Hand Youth and Adult Services well knows the grim roots of true leadership having transformed the stigma of poverty into fuel to help others. Rivera’s childhood forced her to confront the toxicity of sexual abuse and the destructive cycles of trauma that followed as a direct result of profound betrayal. According to the [...]