Stylish/Driven: Tiffany Okafor

Tiffany Okafor, a multi-faceted entertainer from North Carolina is the epitome of self-expression. Tiffany has performed at several universities across the country, venues such as the world famous Apollo Theater, and furthermore has traveled the world granting the public with her unique style and presence through poetry, song, theater arts, and modeling.

We here at Urban Argyle had the chance to interview Tiffany and get some familiarity on some of Tiffany's projects, pieces, and views on what's important to her during the "grind" to accomplish her reality of success in the entertainment industry.

You can find Tiffany in her new home of Washington, D.C. where she hosts monthly at the well known establishment of Bus Boys & Poets and a variety of lounges and nightclubs throughout the DC area.

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Driven: Life Ain’t No Crystal Stair

Langston Hughes' Mother to Son
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor --
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now --
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
This is one of the pieces I read when I need some motivation. For those times I just need to suck it up, shut up, and keep it moving. A reminder that there are many people who have achieved MORE than what I have achieved with MORE obstacles that I may have had. It also triggered a question in me: Do we perform better when we have more obstacles?

Socially Conscious: The Dream Institute International


Philanthropist-someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being.

As an international consultant, speaker, trainer, and executive coach, Rachel Wilson is a young woman seeking to empower individuals and communities worldwide.

As the CEO and Founder of The Dream Institute International, Ltd. , Rachel has done just that. Ranging from a variety of services from Youth Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, International Services, Women's Empowerment and Social Enterprise, Rachel exhibits remarkable character through her extraordinary efforts and actions.

In recent events, The Dream Institute put on an inspiring conference named the "DreamGirl Conference", committed to providing young girls guidance in the areas of career choices, life skills, and goal setting.

"Every girl should have the opportunity to be empowered to live the life of her dreams. It's not about entertaining "fantasy". It's about cultivating her life's purpose and shaping it into a vision that can become a reality." - Rachel D. Wilson

We also had the chance to catch up with Rachel and talk to her about what's next for The Dream Institute. 

Check out the promo video!!! >>>>>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSew7i4pqcs

For more information visit The Dream Institute on the Web at www.thedream-institute.com or email info@thedream-institute.com

To contact Rachel, please email: rdwilson@thedream-institute.com

To book a workshop or seminar for your business/organization email: bookings@thedream-institute.com

Also, check out Rachel's blog! www.thedream-institute.com/site/blog/ and on Twitter @DreamInstitute