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S.E.L.F. Image Awards Foundation Inc.

4015 - 21st Place & Oakwood, Temple Hills, Maryland 20748, 301.505.5313,
​                    Sista's Empowered for Life by Faith   |         Non-Profit Charity 501 c(3) 

Thank you for supporting  our mission of  Recognizing Natural Hair  Care Industry Leaders
advocacy, awareness and education for Survivors and Victims of domestic violence 

                         2009 S.E.L.F. Image Awards Honorees

 Anu                      Frank             Malaika         Orin                     Nafi                    Sahande 
 Prestonia        Love                Cooper            Saunders         Diagne            Sy

2011 S.E.L.F. Image Awards Honorees 
                                               Veronica Renee Storr          Tempie Ducosin                   Aziza Yasmine           Carolyn White                Pastor Mary L. Wilson
                                                        Renees Beauty Salon           Asaze Hair Salon                  A II Z Naturals         Sisters4Sisters Inc,         Exec. Pastor -  U.T.B.C. 
                                                       Life Time Achievement           Industry Leader                   Industry Leader        Grant Recipient             Grant Recipient       
                                                         Honoree                                   Honoree                                 Honoree                     Honoree                           Honoree
Statements from Attendees and Participants of the SELF Image Awards

What an Afrocentric experience!!! Marci and Shanti Walker, mother and son team, created the experience of an African Village Celebration in the spirit of kinship, mind, body and of course HAIR with this year's event. The African drummers, the fashion design (Shanti), the beautiful natural hair designs by their PRESENTERS, the African Marketplace of vendors, and all of the mentees, friends and family that stepped forth to make this event a success was truly amazing. Who says it does not take a village? I know our ancestors were jumping for joy, because I know I was....Thank you Marci & Shanti for keeping the cause of Domestic Violence alive and pushing forward with the true intent of making a difference
Comments by: Dr. Denise O’Sullivan … Professor Argosy University

The SELF Image Awards was phenomenal. The power and energy in the room was breathtaking. From the spoken word artist to the awards presentation, to the hair show. We were inspired and moved from tears to laughter. Marci & Shanti Walker uplifted our spirits and called us all into action against Domestic Violence in our communities. It was truly an amazing event.
Comments by: Pastor Anika Wilson-Brown … Union Temple Baptist Church  

Thank you for honoring Industry Leaders in natural hair and spotlighting help for those entangled in domestic violence. The ballroom setting was styled in classic simplicity and full to overflowing with beautiful examples of natural hair in all its glory. The fashion show finale’ was colorful, creative and fantastic! Great Job, Hosts, Madam Walker's Braidery. The SELF Image Awards Foundation is truly making a difference.
Comments by:  Anita Gibson

2013 S.E.L.F. Image Award Honorees
      Ayesha Shabazz-Baxter & Lakisha Bradford
        2015  S.E.L.F. 
S cholarship Recipient s

                     2015 S.E.L.F Image Awards Honorees

    SELF Image Awards Scholarship Recipients 2013 
  Latanya Jones              Victoria Torres

 I'm happy to announce that a portion of our LAUNCH PARTY proceeds will be contributed to The SELF IMAGE AWARDS FOUNDATION founded by Marci Walker. 
Marci has continually aimed to honor the Leaders in the Natural Hair Care Industry. 
On October 19, 2013 I received recognition and the S.I.A.F.  Mott Award. I am most gracious of the honor bestowed upon me. It is with great pleasure that We at Paradise Natural Creations name the S.I.A.F. as our charity of the year!
Azizza Yasmin - Founder/CEO of Paradise Naturals

JaMesha Bazemore CEO/Founder of Cocoa Twins has been a major supporter of the SELF Image Awards from its inception.  'Mesha has blessed us as a Corporate sponsor for 2017 by gifting us with her beautifully designed journals.  She donated to our swag bags as well as our corporate gift baskets.  
Thank you JaMesha Bazemore for you Grace and Kindness.
The SIAF Board

Bobeam hair, body & skin products  
S.E.L.F.  Image Awards 2017

      Paris Allen 
2017  MWB Scholarship Recipient
MWB Naturals School Alumni and their Natural Hair Models at the 2017 SIA Hair Show
Ansylla Ramsey 
2017 SIA Industry Leader
James I. Walker
2017 Life-Time Advocate for Women
No Weapon Formed Against Me Shall Prosper
2017 Corporate Sponsors... Aziza Yasmine of Paradise Naturals Products
JaMesha Bazemore of Cocoa Twins Products Design
Dr. JoAnne Cornwell
Ademola Mandela
Dr. Akousa Ali-Sabree
Thando Kafele

T​aliib Din Uqdah
Pamela Ferrell

Shanti K. Walker

A'lelia Bundles

Glynn Jackson

Deborah Hare-Bey