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At Glamazon In defense, we believe that every woman should learn to equip themselves with the knowledge and tools of self defense. We aim to put you first by giving the tools and techniques to give yourself a fighting chance.
We believe that carrying one if not all of the items we offer can act as a deterrent or as a powerful tool when facing an attack.
Our Mission is to reduce the odds of violent crimes against women by providing the tips and tools we need to give ourselves a fighting chance, while learning to make our safety a top priority.
I want to talk with you about Glamazon in Defense. – It’s funny how making a decision to do something for yourself puts everything else in alignment and in perspective. When I started taking self defense classes, I had those thoughts like “am I too big to protect myself, will my weight be in issue, can I really do this? But self defense isn’t about being a certain size to fight back, it’s about using your own physical power to aid in your own personal protection.
Putting my safety first has sparked a fire in me to want to help other women do the same.
I aim to do this by providing tasers, pepper spray, rape whistles, personal alarms, date rape kit strips, self defense classes and much more. Glamazon in Defense aims to put you first by giving the tools and techniques to give yourself a Fighting chance. I believe that carrying one if not all of the items we offer can act as a deterrent or as a powerful tool when facing an attack.
I started Glamazon in Defense because of the lack of diversity in the media when it comes to women of color. For the most part, women of color get the least media coverage for missing persons, sexual assaults, cracking’s and break-ins.
I want to remind you that “YOU” matter! Yes Women “WE” matter, OUR lives matter, OUR existence matters! We’re mothers, sisters and daughters. We’re Wives, Business Owners, Teachers and Counselors.
It’s important to value yourself and your safety. There’s only one YOU and that in its self is worth fighting for! I pray that you never have to use any of these weapons; However, I do know that it’s better to have protection and not need it, then to need protection and not have it. I ask that you share this with all and any persons you hold dear to your heart. Knowledge is Power; together we can take a step in reducing the Odds.
Thank you and may God in his infinite mercy be with you and yours always. Be blessed, be alert and be protected.
XNE Financial Advising, LLC is a firm that specializes in tax preparation, financial plans and wealth accumulation strategies for individuals and small businesses throughout the Washington D.C. area. The company provides such expertise through a flat-fee pricing model that are both affordable and accessible. While we are primarily located in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., XNE Financial Advising’s services are available to individuals and businesses all over the United States. XNE Financial Advising, LLC has mastered the art of helping everyday people cope with the struggle of making their money work for them, and avoiding the familiar problem of overworking for their money.
Xavier Epps (CEO & Founder)
Since 2008, Mr. Epps has provided financial advice to individuals and small businesses. In order to ensure individuals and small businesses receive accurate and detailed financial analyses, Mr. Epps founded XNE Financial Advising, LLC in 2011.
As the Founder and CEO of XNE Financial Advising, LLC, Xavier Epps believes in transparency and that financial experts should be honest, transparent and dedicated ONLY to the success of their clients. Mr. Epps is a graduate of Southeastern University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems Management and graduated cum laude. His prior experience includes the holding Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Securities Licenses 7 and 63 and currently serving as an IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP), Certified Microsoft Office User Specialist, Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (Pro/Premier Versions) and his company is an authorized IRS e-file Provider.
Mr. Epps has been quoted in U.S. News & World Report, MSN Money in addition to CNN, Forbes, Mint.com, MarketWatch by WSJ, AmericanExpress, Equifax, Bank of America and Fox Business. He has also contributed articles, comments, and economic statistics to other media outlets. Mr. Epps is also the recipient of the 2013 Shorty Award Finance Vox Populi, named 2012 Power 30 Under 30 Honoree for Business, and himself and the company was named Top 100 Personal Financial Experts to Follow on Twitter for 24 consecutive months and recently selected as one of the 2017 93.9 WKYS Top 30 Under 30 Professionals.
While serving as a licensed Financial Broker (Registered Representative) for FBR & Co., Mr. Epps research involved market capitalizations as high as $200 billion and as small as $300 million, with total assets from $100 million to $2.1 trillion for financial institutions. Built, forecast and maintained financial models. Assisted with stock valuations and recommendations as well as industry trends for 30 plus companies in the financial industry (e.g., Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, PNC, Wells Fargo, Regions Financial Corp., and others). During Mr. Epps 7 plus year tenure with FBR & Co., the firm generated $3.3 billion in revenues.
During his tenure with National Wildlife Federation as Senior Grants Financial Analyst for one of the largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organizations in the United States, Mr. Epps was solely responsible for the budgeting, financial analysis, and re-projections for approximately $40 million budget. He provided direct analytical support to CFO, Finance Committee, Directors, and Program Managers across the direct mail, individual philanthropy, gift planning, grants and on-line fundraising.
Mr. Epps later served as the Finance Analysis Manager for one of the region’s largest non-governmental providers (National Children’s Center, Inc) of services for the developmentally disabled, offering an array of services to infants, children and adults in the Washington, D.C. which employed 450+ staff.
Currently serving in senior role as a public servant for one of the Offices of the Inspector General's. Mr. Epps facilitates negotiation on budget and programmatic issues, to include reviewing, researching and recommending alternative budget strategies. Reviews obligation plans as well as remaining obligations with all of the agencies’ components and supplies representatives data.
Sultry with an intellectual edge, Love Nafi is a true afropolitan with a mission to change the way our generation views the world. Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Maryland with strong foundation in her Nigerian roots, Nafi grew up knowing she wanted to be a unique voice in the community.
She is an honors scholar and graduate of New York University, where she received her B.A. in Youth development and Performing arts at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She began her career serving underprivileged populations in DC, NYC, and Baltimore as an arts mentor and health educator. Her notable experiences include developing educational initiatives at Riker’s Island Jail Academy and researching content for the esteemed textbook, Theatre for Change. She has written content for publications such as Blavity, Black Bride, and Radiant Health Magazine. With time, she honed her desire to promote health and completed doctoral training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.Love Nafi has also pioneered her own health and lifestyle brand, FIT.FOCUS.FINESSE.
For Love Nafi performance is second nature. In 2010 she was a principle dancer and choreographer for the Dancers Choreographer’s Alliance at NYU, and was also featured in a music video by DC’s own hip hop artist and world renown youth activist, Asheru. She has held featured roles in productions of For Colored Girls, Vagina Monologues, and Absolutely Posi+ive, a regional tour sponsored by the Tom Joyner Foundation and the CDC. Her love for the stage has led her to MC several events including poetry slams and cultural showcases.
In 2015, she garnered her own productive force to create an original series titled, The Living Room. This endeavor eventually earned her an award for “New Member of the Year” from the Public Access Corporation of the District of Colombia. She believes that through art you can move the masses. She currently produces multimedia content that draws inspiration from contemporary Pan- African ideology.
Tailoring Needs is an online platform that serves as medium to connect Clients with a large pool of custom-wear Tailors around the world.
Tailoring Needs launched in 2017 to serve the community of people who are actively looking for a Tailor to sew their outfit. This is prevalent among those seeking to sew their aso-ebi for African weddings, Prom dress, African Wedding attire, and those in love with custom-made outfits. The goal is that no matter where you go in the world you can use our platform to easily find and connect with a tailor near you. Let’s revolutionize tailoring services together
OUR MISSION IS:
to connect you to the nearest custom-wear tailor in your area.
make the process of finding a tailor seamless
create a community where people can easily share their service experiences of tailors
Antonio T. Smith Jr., B.A., M.A.T.S., is the Business Advisor to Les Brown, a native Texan and the Pastor of Church for the Unchurched. According to Podomatic Inc., Tony has four top-rank podcasts that with hundreds of thousands of listeners spanning 80 countries and is one of the most downloaded inspirational and business speakers in the world.
In 2014, his first book, Keep Walking, was released by Xulon Press debuting at the top of Amazon Best Selling List and quickly rising to 11 in its category.
Growing up in Galveston, TX, Tony has learned firsthand what it’s like to feel abandoned, to struggle but to eventually learn how to overcome hardships. In his book Keep Walking: How God Worked Through My Logic, Tony reveals some of the most painful and heartbreaking events in his life and shows that while he may have felt like he was drowning in every situation, it was God carrying and molding him into the person he has become today.
While his success as an entrepreneur, leader, and motivational speaker has led him to be featured in several magazines, international speaking engagements, and blessed with many awards, Tony remains humble. He is quick to share that none of the success and accolades are a result of him or anything he has done, but everything is a direct result of God’s goodness, positive vibes, and his team. Using his B.A. in Christianity and his Masters of Arts in Theological Studies, both from Houston Baptist University, and his training as a military intelligence Sergeant in the United States Army, Tony is able to reach people all over the world. His “me too” mentality encourages people to know that while they are going through life’s ups and downs, they are never alone. He has been there before and he has come out on top. Therefore, so they. Tony firmly believes that no one should suffer alone and is passionate about helping people strive in life instead of surviving in it. With his beautiful wife Elishia and kids, Danni, Aiden and Ashton by his side, Tony plans to change the world one positive vibe at a time.
Tony is an Internationally recognized trainer, speaker, and author in the Religious and Self-help categories. Tony specializes in Business, Leadership, Teleconference Presentations, Personal Breakthroughs, Prosperity Consciousness, Mindset Training, and all levels of effective marketing, as well as scholarship in the Old Testament and Jewish Covenants. He owns one of the most successful tech companies in Southeast Texas.
After college, Anika joined one of the world’s leading fashion-retail companies at its earliest stages in the U.S. Less than three years later she developed into a District-level Manager overseeing New England, Upstate New York, and Mid-Atlantic locations. Anika's personal mission, work experience, along with travels to various countries within Africa, Central America, Asia, and Europe, developed her understanding of community service, customer service, and design. In 2012 she launched her first entrepreneurial endeavor, Nubian Hueman serving as the Owner and Chief Curator. Nubian Hueman is a social enterprise that specializes in sourcing and curating unique goods, fashion, and art by designers representing the global Diaspora. We have partnered with close to 400 artists and designers, from 6 different continents, and over 25 countries. We have been awarded for our social impact work, honored by former Pres. Obama, voted DC's best boutique, highlighted in the Washington Post along with various major publications, news outlets, and radio stations.
About Nubian Hueman
Nubian Hueman is a catalyst for culture, community, and the development of the creative economy by connecting the consumer to independent artists from across the world. We bring popular culture, and fair-trade to a modern brand experience by serving as a means to promote collective interaction, community development, and global responsibility through a fresh and artistic platform.
We are a social enterprise that specializes in sourcing and curating unique goods, fashion, and art by designers representing the global Diaspora. We break the myth that artists cannot live through their creative abilities which drives us to change the narrative of design around the world. Our success has been in partnering with close to 400 artists and designers, from 6 different continents, and over 25 countries. We are the only digital and brick-and-mortar with 99% of it's products made and purchased by people of color. Essentially we are the link that binds creative sustainability and international commerce.