Essynce is an 18-year-old serial entrepreneur, child’s fashion designer/stylist, author, actress, celebrity, motivational speaker, and fashionista that brings a positive vibe to her peers and others. She’s been in numerous fashion shows, pageants, karate tournaments and has spoken at numerous conferences and/or workshops.
In 2020 Essynce was a virtual panelist for Howard University Homecoming, taped a commercial in LA that will air in Japan, was a speaker for Bayou Community College, FEATURED on Access Hollywood, etc.
2016-19 Essynce is in the following movies: Best of 2 Evils, King of Newark, Custody, Darker than Blue – Colin Warner Project, and Maggie’s Plan. She has SHOWCASED at both NY Fashion Weeks and Atlanta Kids Fashion Week while also ripping the runway.
She’s released her first book 6th Grade Middle School Chronicles in 2015 and her 2nd book 7th Grade Middle School Chronicles in 2016. She has been featured on BET, Verizon Fios News, BlackNews.com, MadameNoire, The Record newspaper, The Epoch Times newspaper, and a host of other news and media outlets.
Essynce has also been awarded 2016 Teenpreneur of the Year by Black Enterprise, as well as, awarded by the City of Passaic with a Proclamation, and awarded by the State of New Jersey – Senate and General Assembly upon the auspicious occasion of the Grand Opening of her business Essynce Couture Spa and Boutique, LLC in 2015 in the City of Passaic.
In 2014 she was interviewed and featured on NBC (Channel 4 News), Jeff Foxx of WBLS FM, BuzzFeed, Yahoo, Verizon Fios Channel 1 News, NBC Channel 4 News, she was awarded “2014 Young Emerging Leader” by Alpha Kappa Alpha, she’s been featured in the 2013 TIME for Kids Magazine, Honored 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Vashti School for Future Leaders, she’s been seen on the Uncle Majic Commercial (BET, VH1, Channel 11, etc), HBO (Bored to Death), and has involved herself with a host of other events and projects.
We Empower Magazine got an exclusive interview with Essynce.
Tammy: You have such an outstanding career so far and are extremely multitalented. You are killing it! What do you enjoy most about the work that you do?
Essynce: I enjoy just being able to inspire others. I love especially when the youth can look at me and think to themselves that they can do it too.
Also, being able to positively impact and influence lives is a gift that I do not take for granted at all.
Tammy: How do you balance your career, studies, family, and self-care?
Essynce: That is something that I am constantly learning about and figuring out.
I try to prioritize and take things one step at a time. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed at times.
So as I take things step by step, I take some of the pressure off of myself and go with the flow.
Tammy: When you think of women empowerment, what comes to mind?
Essynce: There’s nothing on this planet like women empowerment. It’s something that we’re constantly seeing and that we should see more of.
Women are some of the most influential, motivating, and inspirational individuals on this entire planet.
We bring life into the world figuratively and physically. It’s an honor to be considered a woman.
Tammy: What feedback do you get in regards to your clothing line?
Essynce: The feedback I get usually comes from a place of curiosity. People see it and want to understand or learn more. My fashion and my clothes grow with me. You see this journey that I go on.
I started my career when I was ten years old. Now I am 18, you see maturity.
For example, my educated punk collection started when I use to have to wear uniforms in school. I created some cool clothes over the years. You get to see a lot of change and development.
Tammy: You have achieved so much and have been featured in so many notable mainstream media publications. For you, what are some memorable moments in your career so far?
Essynce: One of my fondest memories would be when I spoke at a foster home. It was one of the most impactful experiences of my life.
It’s so interesting how similar we all are in spite of our differences. Getting to know those kids, as well as getting to know their stories I found out how similar our stories were.
Life can take us all down different journies. I feel they’ve learned a lot from me and I learned even more from them.
Tammy: What are you currently working on?
Essynce: Currently, I’ve been pushing my Kitty product line. This line specializes in all-natural products that are geared toward feminine hygiene, self-love, and keeping yourself clean.
I definitely have been pushing my acting this year as well. I love acting so much and just being able to express myself through characters. So you can definitely see more from me in that aspect.
Tammy: What advice would you have for young and aspiring Black Entrepreneurs?
Essynce: My advice would be to not let someone else define what you are capable of. I always say that my age is just a blanket cover.
Despite where you are from, or who you know, only you can define yourself. There is a power within you and I hope that you can see that within yourself.
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Multimedia Creative and Personality Tammy Reese is an award-winning Writer and Journalist. Writing and Directing short films on social issues to spread awareness through the arts gained Tammy the Makers: Women Who Make America Award honor on International Women's Day 2019. Tammy currently serves on the Communications Committee for New York Women In Film and Television. She is also the Founder and Owner of Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media.