Candice “itsmeCan” Rose was born in NYC and raised in Hempstead, NY. A multi cultured individual who was taught diversity at an early age. The experience of a private school with an array of public school friends aided in a well-rounded upbringing. Candice went on to mold her natural crafts.
First published in third grade, Serena Schreiber started life in Brooklyn, New York but has also lived in Miami, Florida; London, England and Bremen, Germany. After a narrow escape from the corporate world and other misadventures, she became a children’s author and educator.
While teaching arts-integrated literacy, she discovered her lifelong fascination had a name. STEAM is the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math. In her middle-grade fiction series, Finn’s Fast Books, Serena explores real life technology. Her supernatural work-in-progress is a young adult novel set in Brooklyn.
Read on to learn more about this amazing author and educator!..
Adriana Lima is a world-renowned supermodel, known best for gracing the runways as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and being a spokesmodel for Maybelline Cosmetics. What most people don’t know about the 33-year old beauty is that she is multiracial, having Caribbean, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Native American and African heritage.
American singer/songwriter and actress Elíz (e-leese) Camacho, born Elizabeth Marie Camacho, on March 10, 1991, in Hinsdale, Illinois, is an American singer/songwriter and actress. Elíz is of Puerto Rican, African American, and Native American (Cherokee) ancestry. With various styles ranging from “belting pipes” to “melodious harmony “, with a petite stature, Elíz’s electrifying charisma is the epitome of what can best be described as “lightning in a bottle” artistry.
Laura Trent is an American-Italian singer-songwriter ablaze with passion. Her choruses are forceful, emotional, eye-opening; she sings with uncommon authority, and her stories have the stamp of authentic experience. At the same time, she can wrap her sinuous lower-register around a quiet verse, and draw her listeners into an intimate kind of contact. “WISH ME WELL,” published in 2009, is her debut album. It builds from a whisper to a shout, and both extremes are rendered with uncommon intensity. She’s one with a taste for cinematic arrangements. Her songs are moody, mysterious, and builds to an engrossing climax. Laura Trent’s storytelling is colorful and dramatic, too – she’s not afraid to be direct or confessional, and the temptation she faces feels palpable.
Laurie’s portfolio includes a variety of street, portrait, nature, and experimental photo-montage and digital collage. Her work has been exhibited in community-based galleries and spaces in NYC, at the IBC in the Netherlands, and for the Suns Of Silence fundraiser/exhibition in Japan. Laurie is the co-founder of 596ArtistUnion, a private art studio in northern Manhattan where she works and hosts events designed to strengthen ties among artists. Whether it’s youth-development in juvenile detention centers, teaching early childhood education, promoting the visibility of female artists, or fundraising events for Autism and Lupus, Laurie’s projects reflect her commitment to community-building in the areas closest to her heart.