My name is Tara Lessard, and these are my local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday.
She has a heart as big as her ability to create change. DeAnn Cox created her baby Southern NJ Pride, is the program director for LesBe Real Radio, and writes a column called, "Heels on Wheels," for PhillyGayCalendar. She is a frequent volunteer at Mazzoni Center and William Way events and is the best person in Philly to co-create with, because her knowledge base is so vast. She is a gorgeous person, inside and out.
Miranda Deluxx and Kya MaroonEyes
Miranda and Kya are two of the hottest boi's on the scene! This power-packed duo team up often to promote Philly events. Miranda is a boss, balancing motherhood and a successful DJ career. Kya's day job, working with children she loves, is complemented by the love she pours in to the awesome parties she hosts. They are fantastic human beings I am grateful to call friends.
My partner, and the love of my life. Shanel supports me in every way imaginable. We have such a love of life. Acting in the Philly-based series Crazy, Sexy, Cool, kicking it up with Liberty City Drag King and Burlesque troupe as Rough RydeHer or shooting pictures with me for Freedom G Photography, she puts 100 percent into everything she does day or night. Together, we are such an amazing team and active part of this community. I am so grateful to have this stunning soul by my side.
Erica, or as she is better known "E," has a successful self-made business called E's Tees, volunteers for numerous feed-the-homeless projects, and star-tends at places all around the city. She is the most selfless person I know, and I love how she is so sensitive to the needs of others. Her beauty and style is unmatched.
Ngozi and Stacie
Ngozi is a super talented published writer and spoken-word performer, as well as the founder of Gozi's House Production company. She creates plays, and has expanded to include photography. Stacie is so creative—from hair styling to event planning, there is nothing this girl can't do with style and flair.
Founder of 7th Seed Productions, Danielle Erwin produces and directs the Crazy, Sexy Cool series. Her films promote the LGBT community with topics that sensitively touch on domestic violence, alcohol and substance abuse, and infidelity. She is an incredible friend, super fabulous, and one to look out for.
Share your Woman Crush Wednesday!
Here are the rules: (1) Name five to 10 ladies you’re crushing on (2) You and all women involved must be from Philadelphia (3) Email your crushes to firstname.lastname@example.org.