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How Emilie Kirchgesner Became the All-Around Performer She is Today



Some people have already an idea of what they want to do for the rest of their lives. While some make business or hobby out of this vision of themselves, others have also turned it into a career where they get to do what they love and enjoy the advantages of doing so. 

For all-around performer Emilie Kirchgesner, her path in life came to her naturally. 

At a young age, Emilie Kirchgesner already knows what she’s meant to do in life. Since she was three-years-old, she has already been acting, dancing, and singing. 

“I’ve always enjoyed performing and inspiring others around me. Dancing was my escape from darkness–it helped me express myself in ways others didn’t understand. Singing and acting was something I knew I was meant to do. It came naturally to me at a young age,” she said. 

Emilie grew up dancing competitively in every style and trained in several musical theatre intensives in New York and Los Angeles. She trained under numerous Broadway actors and choreographers.  

She was very involved in the arts in high school while completing her Advanced Tap and Advanced 1 Ballet exams.

It’s because of this dedication to her craft that she was able to attend her dream school. After high school, Emilie moved from Saskatoon to Toronto to attend Randolph Academy and was able to perform at Canada’s Wonderland for two seasons. 

Despite already living out her dream at a young age, Emilie recognizes the value of hard work and is engaging herself in projects that will improve herself and her career in the long-run. 

“My goals for this year is finding myself in every situation, working towards being super successful, and working on getting out of my comfort zone,” she said. “I want to be perceived as a positive person who inspires those around me. People who look up to me as an all-around performer. I want to be the best version of myself as a creator.  Someone who isn’t afraid to be different.” 

What She Learned So Far 

As she continues to go further down her chosen career path, Emilie has also learned some valuable lessons that she follows by heart. 

“The values I’ve learned on my journey thus far is staying humble no matter what. Treating everyone around you as an amazing human. I’ve always stood by spreading positive vibes around me instead of living in negativity. Life is too short,” the all-around performer said. 

She added that in her career path, it’s important to stay true to who she is. 

“People are going to hate or love you and it’s ok because you only need to please yourself! It’s ok to feel insecure, show who you truly are,” she said. 
Get to know more about Emilie through her Instagram account (@emiliekirchgesner).



How Dini Wigs is Revolutionizing Custom Wig Ordering During a Pandemic



Sure, life under quarantine whilst living in a global health pandemic has taken a toll on our beauty regimes. Am I right ladies? And those regular trips to the hair salon seem an all but distant indulgent memory. Enter Dini Wigs, the haircare company revolutionizing the custom wig ordering process online. Whether you are suffering from medical hair loss, female pattern baldness, or just want to spark up your style with a professional look designed just for you, wigs are the newest fashion trend that can lift you out of the bad hair day cycle. Recently Chrissy Teigan was seen on Instagram rocking her own purple wig, captioning ‘the wig life … chose me’. The opportunity to drastically change your style, though not permanently, can be a powerful tool in helping women express themselves and take their beauty back.

New York based company Dini Wigs provides wigs for women from all walks of life, giving them the confidence and self-esteem, they deserve or just the new beauty boost they want for a fresh new look. 

Dini Wigs is committed to luxury, quality and cutting-edge fashion, driven by the pursuit of perfection. Many businesses have struggled during the pandemic, but fashion and beauty industries in particular are suffering from the lack of human contact that is so crucial in being able to deliver top quality service. Before the pandemic, customers would fly in from all over the world to get their custom Dini wigs, but now the business has completely pivoted since the start of the pandemic, providing an at home wig service which doesn’t require any in person contact.

Finding the right wig that is comfortable, natural looking and high quality is extremely important for anyone who chooses to wear them. It usually involves in person consultation and hand applied details that simply has not been able to continue through the pandemic. Founder Dini has recently revolutionized a key part of her business, creating ‘Dini From Home’ allowing customers to receive the same incredible quality without the risk of COVID-19 infection. 

The service consists of a preliminary Zoom appointment to get an idea of the wig of your dreams. This is followed by a package with all the tools you need to complete a 3D scan. A second Zoom appointment helps customers properly prepare for the scan which is done via a phone app. An exact replica of the customer’s head is then built and used to create the wig which is followed up with a final Zoom appointment to make sure everything is perfect.

Women who are experiencing hair loss in particular rely on the kind, empathetic and patient service of Dini Wigs. Hair loss is traumatic, no matter what the reason. Whether it is alopecia, cancer, hormones or other medical reasons, a woman can find herself extremely self-conscious when she loses her hair. Our hair feels like a part of identity, almost like a safety blanket that allows us to feel like ourselves. But losing it does not have to define you. The choice to wear a wig is up to the individual alone, but it may be the thing that makes you feel confident and back to yourself again.

While customers may be thousands of miles away, Dini Wigs still delivers the top-quality service that has made them world renowned. Each wig is expertly crafted and completely natural looking, using high quality untreated European hair. Dini first started her hairstylist journey in Jerusalem, Israel, before moving to New York where she has continued her legacy as a hair visionary with a truly special touch. The business is also family run, helping to keep the personable and loving touch that is so hard to find these days. 

The pandemic has put a halt to so many important industries, forcing people to tap into creativity and innovation they didn’t even know they had. Dini Wigs has pushed through the adversity facing the haircare industry and offers their expert services with revolutionary new methods.

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The Legendary Rappers Who Influenced Sammie B to Become the Artist She is Today



Famous for her tagline “Brliing” and how she fearlessly shares her story of battling her demons while radiating hope and positive energy, Sammie B is an artist from Cornwall, New York who can rap, sing, write, produce, paint, design, and create. 

Samantha Brooke Birmelin (Sammie B’s real name) already started rapping and writing poetry at an early age. As she grew older, she was certain that her destiny was to become an artist and musician. 

Her interest in rapping was fostered by some notable personalities in the business, namely, 2Pac, Missy Elliott, and Kid Cudi. 

“They really have impacted me, my music, and my path in many ways. I was a poet before anything else so 2Pac is the artist I connected with the most. “Changes” by 2Pac is one of my favorite songs. I’ve always felt his spirit and passion connected with mine,” Sammie B said. 

Meanwhile, Missy Elliott, the funky fresh hip-hop artist who changed the game for all female artists, helped Sammie B in staying true to herself as she progresses in her rapping career. 

“I saw myself in Missy Elliott when I was younger, as she was authentic and not trying to sell sex. I loved how she feels herself in such a unique and authentic way,” she said. 

Lastly, Kid Cudi serves as a huge inspiration to the artist from Cornwall since he was able to completely express his deepest emotions through music, something Sammie B did after going through the loss of her father, a relationship heartbreak, and battling with addiction. 

“He made me realize my purpose is to save the lives of many through my genuine and raw music because he saved mine along with countless others,” she said. 

Expressing Herself Through Music 

With everything that she’s been through, Sammie B has learned to turn her pain into passion and use music to get her message of love and positivity across. 

“People need to know who I am and what I’m about because it’s bigger than the music- it’s bigger than me. I want to make the world a better place through all of my creations,” Sammie B said. 

She added that she wants everyone to know that it’s okay to go struggle; it’s okay to be hurt and in pain, and that they can come out of it sooner or later. 

“My goal is to inspire many and be the hope shot they need. My music and art display me, Sammie B, in totality,” she said. 

An Artist to Look Out For 

With her music surpassing 25,000 streams from 19 different countries across the globe, Sammie B is keen on keeping the ball rolling for her career as she works on various projects, one of which is a three-part project called “The Joy is in the Journey.” 

“I released my five-song “The Joy Is” EP September 2020 and the second part five-song “In The Journey” EP January 2021, Sammie B. said. 

Throughout the entire project, Sammie B will be performing live and give out merchandise and packages to her supporters. She will also be releasing two music videos, one from each EP. 

“Once I am done with that, I will transition into releasing more singles with visuals the rest of the year and I will continue performing live virtually and hopefully in person as well,” she shared. 
Get to know more about Sammie B via her Instagram account (@SammieBizzle) or visit her website at


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Rhonda Swan Wins Miss Noble Queen of the Earth Award in 2020



In 2020, on the 30th of December Rhonda was awarded the title “Miss Noble Queen of the Earth” along with “Ambassador of Integrity”. Appointed as ambassadors by Respect: Noble Queen Universe Ltd. headed by former Mrs. Universe Philippines and banker-entrepreneur Eren Noche.

The winners are: Megan Camaisa from Southern California, USA, Noble Queen Universe; Giselle Sanchez from Visayas – Philippines, Noble Queen International; Aditi Ahuja from India, Noble Queen Globe; Rhonda Swan from the USA, Noble Queen Earth; Janeen Streetman from West Coast, USA, Noble Queen Tourism; Anna Perez from Pampanga, Philippines, first runner-up; and Coo Pulido Catalan from Antipolo City, Philippines, second runner-up; Anne Villanueva, Advocate Queen of the Universe; Dr. Melanie Veneracion, Respect : Noble Queen of the Universe Ltd.; and Malu Barry, Respect: Noble Queen of the Universe Classic.

Since the epidemic situations were not at rest, she received the award in her home of  Bali, Indonesia. How she reached this pivot point is commendable.

Rhonda said, “In 2021 we all need capable female leadership to change the course. The choices we make today will impact gender equality for not only the rest of our lives but generations to come”. She continued by saying,” We have a chance to rise, and use our voice and make a difference.”

When we asked Rhonda about her biggest passion for helping women opportunities women and gender equality, she said, “Giving women the opportunity to be heard and make a difference is one of my highest values and one I will always stand by”.  

Women empowerment and opportunities function parallel to each other. Rhonda believes that mindset is the biggest hurdle – aka determination and permanence of thoughts that make a person different from others. Such people are always on the hunt for opportunities that make a substantial impact on their lives.

What benefit does the award bring to Rhonda’s life?

Well, it is a blessing in disguise for Rhonda to get the award. She had started a number of foundations and charities for the betterment of women’s empowerment. Also, Rhonda’s mission as a mother is to leave a deep influence on the life of her daughter and other young women.

The main aim of the reward “Miss Noble Queen of the Earth” is to strengthen sisterhood in the world. It is for the sake of those women who have the empathy to bring prosperity and progression in the lives of many, to educate women of abuse and trafficking so that they can create and lead a better life.

Who is Rhonda and how did she come this far?

This is a story of a real life “Wonder Woman”; Rhonda Swan, an epitome of a woman on a mission is the “Momma” of the Unstoppable Family, founder and CEO of “Unstoppable Branding Agency”. Starting a career in digital marketing and PR, before that she served in the corporate world for years as an executive with a fortune 100 company managing billion dollar marketing budgets. Rhonda decided to not continue down the corporate ladder after witnessing a woman put a 6 week old baby in daycare,  which brought some serious concerns about how she would raise a newborn baby and be the primary influence in her life.

Once she opted out and quit her six-figure salary, the challenges of becoming an entrepreneur struck upon her. With persistence, confidence, integrity and hard work luck started working in her favor. That led the development of her companies.

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Among many other achievements, publishing her debut book (launched in 2016) “Skills Are Cheap, Passion Is Priceless” is also included. Rhonda’s second book entitled “Designed to Lead” is about to get published in March 2021. This book is about the DNA structure of feminine leaders.. By far, she has managed to sell more than 8000 copies and is excited for the new book.

Today, besides being the author, film producer, mother, dedicated wife, philanthropist, Rhonda is the CEO of her own empire. 

What did she do to create the pivot point of success? 

This question is asked repeatedly. On which she told us about the journey and obstacles that she had to bear. In the beginning, when she started the venture after losing everything with only $12,872.62 left to her name, along side conviction, and faith in her heart she knew she could create a better life for her family. 11/25/08 the family sold everything and left San Diego to start a new life. 

Rhonda, her husband Brian Swan (aka Unstoppable Surfer) and daughter Hanalei Swan have lived in 58 different countries over the last 12 years and now reside in Bali, Indonesia. From the recognition of hurdles to solving them without relying on anyone made the quest into a journey of lessons. It is because the clarity of mind makes the most difficult times and phases the easiest ones.

How Rhonda made an impact on others’ lives?

She has an impressive personality – Definitely a go-getter with heart and comPassion. Highly driven while empowering women– she started in digital marketing and PR as one of the first female marketers. Before anybody could know her for what she did, Rhonda had to set an example in the male dominated marketing industry. She has the desire and tenacity to assist people in general on how to reach their dreams.

You can follow Rhonda on Instagram @rhondaswan

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