“Enlightenment is a destructive process.
Ithas nothing to do with becoming better or being happier.
Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.” – Adyashanti
San Francisco, CA – SYDNEY BROWN is a Pop singer/songwriter from San Francisco, CA, and together with Bay Area legend NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN wrote and recorded the single “LOVE IS STRONGER THAN SMOKE AND FIRE” as a benefit for the victims of the 2017 California fires. Presently 16 years old, Sydney began her singing career in 2009 and has performed in over ten Broadway musicals with different local theatre companies, including her favorites Legally Blonde, West Side Story, and Sweet Charity. Sydney met Narada in 2010 and began performing with him at his Spring Fling with Strings Concert, singing a cover of the Bill Withers classic “Lean on Me” for her first solo performance.?
Riki Yvetre Westmoreland is a film actress, thespian, and Inspirationalist based in Los Angeles, California. A transplant from Ohio, and along with landing several lead and supporting roles in films, stage plays, and commercials in just two short years, she was also selected as Best Supporting Actress for the Annual Urban Playwrights United Short Play Competition. A survivor of physical abuse, rape, suicide attempts, unjust imprisonment, and kidnapping throughout her life, Riki has spent many years in spiritual, personal, and holistic development to emerge, not as a victim of her trials, but as an empowered individual to serve as a source of inspiration and hope for those going through similar plight.
“Domestic violence is, in many ways, a quiet epidemic. Though in plain sight, victims are often invisible, fearfully denying their situation and hiding behind the facade of a happy home. But the statistics reveal a shocking reality. Every nine seconds, a woman in America is assaulted or beaten, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. A mind-boggling one in three women (and one in four men) has been a victim of physical brutality by an intimate partner, the group also reports. ” GoodHousekeeping
Self-made momprenuer and human potential advocate, Ally Loprete is nationally recognized as a vibrant and dynamic public speaker, radio personality and television host. She is the founder of OurMilkMoney.com, a nationwide online business directory of self-employed parents, the host of iHeart Radio’s THIS LITTLE PARENT STAYED HOME where 6 million listeners tune in for resources and support, and the cohost of WAKE UP TV, a nationally televised broadcast for the new mainstream.
Diana is a self-confessed history nut, her favorite eras being Medieval and Renaissance England, and all American history. She has written several novels set in England and the U.S., two time travel romances, a chick lit vampire romance, and a fantasy romance which received a Top Pick award from Romantic Times. She just completed biographical novels about Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Richard III Society. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, and they own an engineering business, CostPro, based in Cambridge. She also has a condo on Cape Cod, and on many weekend nights you can find her and her husband dancing at the Irish Village in Yarmouth. In her spare time, Diana bicycles, golfs, plays her piano and devours books of any genre. Visit Diana at: http://www.dianarubino.com, http://www.DianaRubinoAuthor.blogspot.com and contact her at Diana@DianaRubino.com