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ON THE COVER On the cover- Tracy Ann Perpall (TAP) TAP is a Bahamian entertainer, producer and writer and has created a brand that is received internationally and locally with her Vlogs, “justcallmeTAP”.
Cover photo: Barry Williams Cover design: Amelia J Attire: Velvet Hanger Make-up: Flawless Facez (Tamika Huyler). Check out our ‘Behind the Cover’ videohttp://youtu.be/4C-abaL8koU http://theycallmetap.com/official/
CONTENTS Summer 2014
44 8. Editor’s Note 10. Contributors
NU PROFILES 28. Body Mechanics: Lana Sealy Uses Movement To Teach and Inspire 34. TAP Into This (cover girl Tracy Ann Perpall). 44. Nina Compton “Top Chef” Runner-Up” talks shop. 58. Shanice Williams the new Miss Turks and Caicos Universe. 61. Contemporary Artist Sheena Rose Pushes The Envelope.
FEATURES 16. The Multi-Dimensional Caribbean Woman (pic 16) 19. Special Feature: Tessanne Chin 31. “Ignited” Anuschka Wright Jazz in Bloom 2
CONTENTS 54. NaturaLife- The Whole Life Company The Women Behind The Brand
NU Summer 12. Makeup Essentials For Beginners 42. 5 Jamaican Summer Essentials
FASHION 20. Fashion For A Cause 2014 48. Hot Grenada Summer
64. Labo Ethnik
Editor’s Note This issue highlights Caribbean women who are ‘creating a new arena with their talents’. Our stories take you from one Caribbean island to the next with a line-up of extraordinary Caribbean women: Bahamas I first met our cover model, TAP (Tracy Ann Perpall) via her YouTube video logs “justcallmeTAP”, and became an instant fan. I met her in person a year later at a function she hosted and we did an impromptu video. What began as a hobby for TAP has made her into a YouTube sensation. She has completed many projects including a recent documentary BWAPEN and has been nominated for the upcoming Bahamian Icon Awards. In this issue, we also cover in-depth stories from charities such as Fashion for a Cause and NatureLife, focusing on the women behind the brand: Aisha and Rhonda. St. Lucia We talk with native St. Lucian Nina Compton, 1st runner-up on Top Chef and manager of a busy restaurant. Nina talks openly about her experience on the show. Turks & Caicos, Barbados, and Jamaica The newly crowned Miss Turks and Caicos Universe is another of our featured women along with artist Shenna Rose from Barbados. Nu Woman magazine was also fortunate to do a special feature with The Voice season 5 winner Tessanne Chin after her Live Atlantis concert. Grenada As a sponsor of the first Face of Grenada (FOG), we bring to you some of the top contestants of FOG in a summer spread. We are excited to share this issue with you and encourage you to take full advantage of the added video features and links. Our publication is continually growing with a list of new contributors from around the Caribbean. Check out our Contributors page on our website- http://nuwomanmagazine.com. Enjoy! Erica Meus-Saunders Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
PUBLISHER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Erica Meus Saunders COPY EDITORS Nasia Colebrooke Tanya Simmons Jared Liam CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Erica Meus-Saunders Latoya Brathwaite Keiani Worrell Johnnell Adderley Lorane Rhoden Ashli Jade CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Barry Williams Photography Justin Stephens/Bravo David Moir/Bravo RSTUDIO 2014 Torrell Glinton Keisha Rae Witherspoon GRAPHIC DESIGN Amelia J Amoury Erica Meus-Saunders MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com Tel: (242) 445-6415 NU WOMAN MAGAZINE is published four times a year. Publisher: NU WOMAN LTD Freddie Munnings Manor P.O. Box CB 13236 Nassau, Bahamas Web: http://nuwomanmagazine.com ÂŠ 2014 Nu Woman Ltd. No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior consent of the publisher. Online subscriptions are now available, visit us on the web to sign up.
Barry Williams “My journey to photography has been an eventful evolutionary process - beginning a few lifetimes ago. In another time, I was but a mere camera part; in another life after that I was most likely a camera (probably a Canon). So, it makes perfect sense that this time around I amassed such great karmic fortune to be born a photographer. If I’m unable to afford a Hasselblad during this lifetime, maybe I’ll wish hard enough to be that camera the next time around :).”
Contacts: M: 431-7678 Email: barrywilliamsphotography@ gmail.com
Words are powerful—written and spoken. I vow to use them to uplift, to highlight, to turn heads and attract eyes my “bumpa” won’t. And turn minds; one can’t thrive inside a box. The pen is my old friend and I’m meeting my voice for the first time. I like her. I’m 100% Bajan, lover of the arts, beginner’s yoga and an EBCCI film student. My work was published in 2013’s NIFCA Winning Words Anthology. Website: http://speakunspoken.wordpress. com/
Lorane Rhoden, also known as “Rane” grew up Kingston Jamaica. She attended the Meadowbrook Prep School and later went on to The Queens High School in Jamaica. In 2007, Rane enrolled at The University of the West Indies where she majored in Language, Communication and Society. She left The University of The West Indies in 2011 and began working in Sales a few months later.. With the encouragement of her friends and her passion for writing she started Haute People, which is a Lifestyle Blog that focuses on things related to Fashion, Entertainment and Beauty both locally and internationally.
I am a freelance Public Relations and marketing professional in the hospitality field by day; blogger, socialite and JazzyMOM 24/7. Bahamian born and bred, I am the proud mama of an amazing daughter that has made life complex, entertaining and most of all AMAZING!
Haute People Blog: http://www. hautepeople.net/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I love all things girlie; from makeup to hair, shoes and nails, but most of all I love fashion! My expressive personality says that I need to be involved with many projects at once, how did they know:). I write daily posts about every and anything that happens in my life over at Anni’s Bubble (my blog). http://www.annisbubble.com/
CONTRIBUTORS Amelia Amoury
I’m Amelia, a graphic designer with over 5 + years of experience in the field. I’ve been surrounded by technology my whole life, so it was natural for me to take my creativity and make it digital. I’ve worked in both freelancing and for a number of successful print companies, which has allowed me to polish my skills. I am currently based in Nassau, Bahamas and have a strong focus on print design. To find out more about me you can visit www.ameliajamoury. com to view my portfolio. Facebook: AJDesigns • www.ameliajamoury.com
22-year-old Nasia Rená (pronounced Naja) is a senior at The College of The Bahamas, studying English Literature. She enjoys reading, creative writing, amateur photography, scary movies and comedies. Nasia describes herself as a culturist and is proud to be a part of the Caribbean. She believes in the oneness and the uniqueness of Caribbean people and all ‘the flavor’ we have to offer to the world. She hopes to be a part of a more eclectic Bahamas, where the Arts are more appreciated, celebrated, and offered in the job market. Nasia encourages the youth of the Caribbean to always follow their dreams, no matter how unconventional or “out of the box” they may appear to be. To achieve a better world she says, “we must all be the change we want to see”.
TANYA P. SIMMONS Tanya P. Simmons is a graduate of C.R. Walker Secondary School, The College of the Bahamas and the University of Central Oklahoma. She is an avid reader who enjoys traveling and the occasional jet boat ride over rapids. Tanya is Nu Woman Magazine’s Copy Editor
Ontahya is freelance writer, entrepreneur, and author. Lover of life, positivity, and growth Ontahya penned the book ‘Between My Legs’. She has written several articles for Nu Woman Magazine. She is also the owner of inspirationallife.com. Ontahya is currently working on her second book and expanding her brand.
Website: www.inspirational-life. com Facebook: ontahya Email: email@example.com