Angie Azur is a YA Sci-fi Writer.
Writer for PALEO Magazine.
Former Intern at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
SCBWI & COWG Member.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Interview with Kenetia Lee: Author of Fearless Beauty: A Women's Guide to Living Bold, Beautiful & Free

This interview came out of a request from Kenetia's publicist, Hannah D. Spivey. She reached out on behalf of her client. I'm glad she did. After reading about Kenetia, I know she's one of those amazing people in the world that will help others to become better, amazing people.

 Kenetia's Bio:

Kenetia Lee is one of today’s leading authorities on beauty empowerment. She is a highly respected professional Makeup Artist, Author, Personal Coach, and Speaker with over ten years of hands-on experience. Kenetia has made it her mission to transform women from the inside out, to uplift them from the darkness of self-deprecation and to inspire them to celebrate the artistry of each brilliant feature they possess. She has seen firsthand the debilitating effects of a negative self-image—even in stunning models, famous actors, and female celebrities. Thus, she is living her life purpose to empower women all over the world to recognize the resolute beauty that lives within them instilling self-confidence and self-appreciation.

Passionately committed to helping women live boldly and beautifully, Kenetia speaks with women and women’s organizations all over the country encouraging them to appreciate themselves and embrace their beauty fearlessly – a topic she also makes available to a much larger audience via her book “Fearless Beauty: A Women’s Guide to Living Bold, Beautiful & Free.” In it, she has truly captivated the world stage with her bold, fresh, and empowering message that redefines a woman’s approach to beauty.

Kenetia’s work as a highly sought-after Red Carpet Makeup Artist has given her the honor of working intimately with beautiful women at the Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the Grammy Awards, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and Teen Vogue Fashion LIVE to name a few. As a Public Speaker & Spokesperson, she has worked with Revlon, Covergirl, Mark Cosmetics, The Miss Universe Organization, Step Up Women’s Network, and numerous other national organizations. Kenetia has regularly appeared on Television shows such as ABC’s “Eyewitness News Sunday Morning,” WB’s “Good Day Arizona,” WB’s “Flix & Pix Detroit,” and CW’s “Extra!” Kenetia can also be found as a Featured Columnist in publications such as InStyle, The Las Vegas Review, and The Los Angeles Sentinel. Kenetia presents a powerful philosophy with a blueprint for physical well being, mental clarity, and spiritual fulfillment. Her message is uplifting, empowering, and gives women the confidence they need to be themselves and feel beautiful just the way they are.

Below are the questions I asked her:

1.     How does feeling good about yourself and your beauty translate to your everyday life? 
Bold, confident and fearless choices that move us in the direction of our desires. 

2.     Why do women self-depreciate, and how can we stop such a bad habit?
Many reasons, but mainly because we haven't healed our past and we allow our "Delusional Diva" that small inner voice run the show.   

3.     How do you live boldly? And who helped to guide you along your way? 
I live boldly by not allowing my fear control me. I face my fear and act in spite of it.  

4.     Why should women buy your book, Fearless Beauty
They should buy the book because it is a good read, with great stories and powerful exercises that helps them to own their beauty and follow their dreams.

5.     Where do you go to get a great cup of Joe/Tea in your hometown? 
Sadly, my hometown doesn't have a coffee house for me to visit and have tea. 

6.     What time do you get up and what do you eat for breakfast? 
I am usually up at 5:30 or 6am and love to eat steel oatmeal and green tea. 

7.     Do you apply make-up everyday? How does looking good make you feel? 
I don't apply make-up everyday, my daily beauty ritual consist of yoga and meditation. Makes me feel refreshed, alive and beautiful.

8. Flaws are beautiful – yet magazines and media tell women that's not so – how can we be confident when we feel we must be perfect all of the time? What's your favorite flaw about your self? 
My is large and in charge.

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