MisUnderstood​- Aren’t We All ?!

We are all misunderstood by someone. Conflict is caused by misunderstandings between people and often times the misunderstood are mishandled and sometimes mislead. But although we misunderstand people we do the most injustice to God because we misunderstand him every day. Even those who’ve studied theology have yet to grasp who God really is. God is the most misunderstood of them all.

Misunderstood is a series designed to give you a look into the mind of a Christian Millennial who’s a wife, mother, and entrepreneur.

Your Prayer Closet Is NOT the Secret Place!

The secret place isn’t a place, it’s a realm. Your closet is the place you meet God but it’s not to be mistaken for the secret place. Everyone can hear you praying in your “secret place”. Everyone knows its location so that means that the secret place isn’t a physical space but a spiritual one. The secret place is the holy of holies. The place where God dwells and the enemy can’t find you there.

How do you know if you have entered into the secret place?

1. Your body responds to his presence. You would bow, tremble, cry or feel a strong presence in the room that you can not explain.

2. Your praying stops and instead you listen.

3. This is the place instructions are given. (Tip: It would be a good idea to keep writing utensils near during your prayer time.)

Trade secrets are given in secure environments and so are the secrets of God. In order to receive them, you must allow your spirit to ascend to the Holy of Holies and this happens not based on the amount of time you spend in prayer but on the position of your heart and what you say while praying. Effective prayer is praying God’s word/will back to him or praying in your heavenly language.

The enemy is unable to locate you in the Holy of Holies but he wants to know your secrets regardless. The devil will use the spirit of seduction like he did with Sampson to lure you into a false sense security to make you comfortable enough to release your secrets. Sarah Jakes said that we need to pray before we post and most times we have prayed that’s why we posted. But, we forget to ask God if it was okay to release the word when it was given. The enemy tricks us with this causing us to believe that we must release the word when in many cases we prematurely share trade secrets which sabotage our blessings.

The secret place is not a place but a realm that effective prayer elevates you. Prayer establishes heaven on earth and effective prayer requires a strategy.

I AM QUEEN MAGAZINE’S JUNE 2018 ISSUE IS ON NEWS STANDS NOW!!!

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“You must’ve had a perfect upbringing because you radiate in such a pure and positive way,” a reporter commented as she interviewed Phoenix about her life. “The exact opposite,” implied Phoenix.

Phoenix Jackson does indeed have that thing about her. Not only does her smile, energy and charisma light up a room but she manages to make everyone feel special and cared for in that quick moment that you are in front of her. You walk away thinking that there is definitely something about her that feels right. Well, at the current age of 32 not only has she paved the way as a pioneer to those around her but she has chartered her own course in conjunction with her own beliefs, focus and way of life. Going beyond the surface of poise, smiles, and regality you get someone who is deeply passionate about the growth and forward movement of humankind. Her first book The Spirit of Business is a succinct expression of this passion. In 100 pages she manages to lead you down a path of self-realization and aids in helping you create a sense of self awareness about who you are, what you plan to do and why you plan to do it. Read more here…

Media Girls LA Take On Miami!

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Media Girls LA presents Beauty Meets Media Tour in Miami, FL. Media Girls LA came up with the idea for the four-city tour to highlight extraordinary women defying the odds as a social media influencer, blogger, brand curators and youtubers while educating women aspiring to obtain those same accolades and accomplishments within the industry. The tour will visit 4 cities; Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Miami and Houston which will be hosted by a big influencer in each city. The interactive networking social will highlight elite entertainment social media influencers, bloggers, Youtubers, and brand specialists from across the globe.

The Miami stop for will be held at a private location on June 9, 2018; which will be sponsored by Sheen Magazine, HipBizTech, The7vnth Lash, Lasuan Swimwear, E2W and Aquahydrate. The event will be the ultimate media and beauty networking experience hosted by social media influencer Anaya Ivy.
Beauty Meets Media will be filled with plenty of activities for attendees from the photo booth provided by Fotobooth Magic, complimentary make up touch ups by Cosmix Make Up School and hookah provided by Hookah Vibez. This event will be a total educational, brand building and beauty experience.

The attendees will indulge in appetizers from Love Lust Food while enjoying unlimited mimosas. Ritz & Glitz, Moni Cosmetics, Jane Carter Solutions and Kissed by JK Cosmetics.

Anaya Ivy Presents Beauty Meets Media in Miami will have a two-part panel which will include Sandy Coffee, Lulu Simmons, Hair by Ivy, Rae Wilson, Kaice Alea, Starr Dawkinz, Queendom Dinasty and Cassidy Jordan as the moderator. They will offer personal advice on building brands, collaborations, staying true to your business ethnics, believing in your brand, shared their own personal experience from working in the fields of media, entertainment, and branding. After the panel discussion, the panelist will meet and mingle with attendees for more intimate conversations and questions.

When you put together millennial voices, culture, stories, and experiences you get the ultimate millennials networking experience and that’s exactly what Media Girls LA is all about. Beauty Meets Media tour is about bringing content curators and lovers of all arts together to experience and enjoy the opportunity to interact with some of today’s biggest social media influencers and beauty influencers up close & personal.

Purpose Made Her Do …. What?!?

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Described as a “purpose agent by calling”, Katherine Coakley Rolle’s life is the epitome of what a purpose pursuit entails. Hailing from the island of New Providence, Bahamas, Katherine is free-spirited island gal who devoted herself to full time ministry at the tender age of 22, leaving behind a rewarding career as a Human Resource Specialist in offshore banking. Now 25, Katherine is a successful preacher, speaker, teacher, life and business coach, philanthropist and organizational leader who is making strides in her home country and setting the tone of purpose on the world stage. Presently, she is the CEO and President of ‘Purpose Made Me Do It’ which is a faith-based organization designed to equip individuals with the tools to discover their purpose while perfecting the mandate of building communities and empowering individuals to become. In a sit-down interview with the corporate professional turned preacher at a local Outback Steakhouse, she takes us on a tour of her life and gives us helpful nuggets to discover and effectively walk in our own identity, authenticity and purpose. Dive in below!

Destiny: Hello Katherine! I Am Queen Magazine is indeed honored to conduct a candid sit-down interview with you regarding your purpose and how the pursuit of it all began. Please tell us a bit about yourself.

Katherine: Thank you, Destiny! I am humbled to share my truth. Well, my name is Katherine Alexandra Coakley Rolle. I was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas and I am the eldest of five siblings. A few cool facts about me are: I’m a pescatarian, I love ice cream although it’s not good for me, I love to travel, memes are my thing because I love to laugh and I live by the motto of authenticity.

Destiny: ​That’s so cool! It shows a great balance of work and play in your life. As far as work is concerned, ​Can you give us a general overview of the ministries and mantles attached to your God-given purpose?

Katherine: For starters, I’m a preacher, teacher and speaker. I separate them because depending on the environment, they change. My ministry is to bring people into the awareness of their truth, the awareness of themselves and the awareness of their purpose. I am a business professional, which happens to also be an aspect of my ministry. Typically, business isn’t viewed in that light because it was designed to enable profit, but the truth is, we are all working to produce something from the heart. My organization, Purpose Made Me Do It, is an umbrella of different things that encompass speaking, teaching, training and cultivating leaders. Yahweh has placed a great desire and burden in me for women. I want to equip them to walk in the fullness of all that Yahweh has called them to. But the Katherine Brand or ministry itself, is to empower people through the word of Yahweh, through my life and the revelation and wisdom he has given me that can be used in all facets of life.

Destiny:​ You spent a great deal of time as a professional in the corporate arena which I am almost certain brought great benefits and rewards. What made you transition out of it?

Katherine: Purpose. Purpose found me. Many people believe that purpose is something that you search for but I believe that purpose is something that discovers you. I believe that purpose works with time, allowing us the freedom to do life our way until that set time arises. From a biblical perspective, you would see that Samuel went looking for David when it was time for purpose to erect. In my case, purpose sought me out the same way. My dream was always to be a girl boss in the corporate arena and that was my idea of success- pant suits, corner offices, BMWs, and flights to Switzerland. This is what success looked like to me seeing that I was exposed to a world that made it possible and I felt like I had made it until the Holy Spirit disrupted and invaded every plan I had for a greater good and a greater purpose. I always tell people “your plan is inferior to his will” and because I serve someone so great, I submitted to his will.

Destiny:​ Wow! What are some of the projects that were birthed as a result of such a courageous decision to transition into purpose?

Katherine: Purpose Made Me Do It which is a non profit organization in The Bahamas which is also recognized internationally is pretty much the foundation that every project is built on. Our portfolio consists of schools tours, speaking engagements, and business trainings where we assist employees with finding their purpose in someone’s vision. We brought forth Project Gideon which was a mission birthed to staunch homelessness in impoverished communities in Nassau, Bahamas and from it we fed, clothed, ministered to over 1500 people. We also completed an outreach initiative for young girls ages 9-15 called “Girl Bosses” which is an annual party whereas we encourage young girls to walk in their greatness. Many of them are battered and broken from rape, molestation, etc and I wanted to create a safe space for them to be inspired and empowered and to become bigger and bossier than the obstacles they face. Often times, girl bosses are defined as entrepreneurs, when really, a girl boss is simply a woman in authority and you can only walk in your authority if you are walking in your authenticity. It is my desire to raise a generation of strong and authentic women, so I decided to put my hand in the works. Hence, Girl Bosses was birthed.

Destiny: ​That is amazing, Kat! Truthfully speaking, all of that you just described represents a great deal of fearlessness. From leaving your corporate job and operating in full time ministry at the age of 22, that is simply unheard of. What would you say is the remedy for fear regarding purpose?

Katherine: If there is a cure, I would say relationship. Relationship with Yahweh. If you likened it to a physical relationship, you would then see where a relationship fosters security. Although, I didn’t always walk in this level of courage and boldness, the more I dug into who Yahweh is and what I meant to him, it unveiled his love in my life. So, it became easier to flow in him and move with him, trust him and obey him. His word shows us that in the beginning he gave us dominion. That dominion represented courage, management and authority. It wasn’t given for us to become slave masters but for us to simply take authority of who we are. I believe that because many of us have yet to step into identity there is still a great level of fear present because we are operating by what we see and not according to who we are. Within my life and within my blood is the DNA of him (Yahweh) so whatever he does, I can then do. I am empowered by what’s in me and what flows through me. So, the more I understood the revelation of him being my father and him being my everything, I became more comfortable. I know that he has my back if I stutter, stumble or make mistakes because we have a relationship therefore his grace will cover me.So in essence, the cure for fear is relationship.

Destiny: Last year, you launched The Authentic Woman Conference in which you equipped women to pursue purpose from a place of wholeness and to pursue wholeness from a place of authenticity. This year, your team along with yourself is planning to host the conference again. What can you tell us about The Authentic Woman 2018 and can you also express the importance of authenticity in purpose?

Katherine: ​In researching for The Authentic Woman Conference last year, I had found out that the root word of authentic is author which means that you can only be authentic if you know your author and which also means that your story has no premise until you know who is writing it. Identity enables you to walk in authenticity. I am able to live my purpose out loud because I know the author, I’ve become familiarized with his track record in my life and all of that enables me to walk authentically. The Authentic Woman 2018 is going to be bananas! My conference is is a weapon. We don’t discuss, we exchange; and that in itself is a phenomenon because too many times when women come together, it is for gossip. But The Authentic Woman is a bloody conference because it is a birthing conference. It is the birthing of truth. This year attendees can expect wholistic training. I don’t just want to empower, I want to train because empowerment motivates you to do more but training equips you to sustain what you’ve earned. The conference is still in the planning phase but attendees can expect sessions surrounding beauty, fitness, business, wholeness etc by industry giants in the respective arenas. The conference is set for November 2018 and will be hosted in Nassau, Bahamas. Be sure to follow our social medias for updates.

Destiny: ​We certainly are looking forward to attending The Authentic Woman 2018 conference. Hopefully, I Am Queen Magazine will be invited to cover the event for our readers *wink wink*. Katherine, it certainly was wonderful interviewing you. You have such a wealth of wisdom and knowledge. Are there any closing thoughts you’d like to leave with us?

Katherine: ​Yes, Don’t be afraid to become everything you’re afraid of. We are our own greatest resource when belief in Yahweh becomes the source. Don’t be afraid to be the template for someone else. It’s difficult being a pioneer, but if you don’t want to be last, be first! Always remember that failure is not defined by never achieving, failure lies in never pursuing. Be sure to BECOME.

Destiny: ​Powerful! That placed the icing on the cake! Thank you, Kat!

For more information on Katherine and Purpose Made Me Do It or to simply connect, book or partner with her follow her and the organization on Facebook at Katherine Coakley Rolle or like the Purpose Made Me Do It page. You can also visit their website at
www.purposemademedoit.org

I AM KING

Michael Firestone’s “I AM King,” The Michael Jackson Experience at Miramar Cultural Center on May 10, 2018, at 8pm, was an astronomical performance. Many in the audience felt that this was as close to the King of Pop as they would get. 

“I get to see Michael Jackson,” said one woman.

The journey Firestone took the audience through Michael Jackson’s performances was a deeply moving, exciting, and exhilarating experience. The Michael Jackson Experience was enhanced by a cast of talented musicians: two keyboard players, a female guitarist, drummer, and four dancers. They did an awesome job! 

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The show opened with “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin” from Jackson’s mega-platinum Thriller album. Firestone and his cast continued to awe the audience with other hits from that 1983 set such as Billie Jean and Human Nature, as well as We Are the World, Man in The Mirror (supported by a choir), and Thriller just to name a few.

Firestone was remarkable as he mimicked Jackson’s patented moves. He also dressed and had the pop star’s mannerisms down pact.

Jackson died too young in 2009 at age 50.

I AM Queen Magazine sat down with Michael Firestone for a Father’s Day interview.

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What is your immediate family structure?

I have three daughters, Taylor, Haley, and Madison. They are everything to me, they keep me current and remind me every day that we have very little time here, in this life. We should be positive and loving. My fiancé Koree who I can’t really put into words. She’s the perfect partner in my life, professionally and personally. I couldn’t do any of this without them. I have three Dogs, Dexter, Douchess, and Hendrix. 

How long have you been doing Michael Jackson impersonations?

Since I was about 6 years-old, and 20 years professionally.

When did you know you were talented?

Well, I don’t think I’m talented at all, lol! I really studied very talented performers and just pretend to be them. Prince, Michael Jackson, Stevie, those guys are talented, I’m just a copycat.

What does impersonation mean to you?

It means everything. The fact that people allow me to pretend to be him (Michael Jackson) every night means everything to me. 

When, where, and how did this all get started?

It started when I was 15 doing a lot of talent shows in North Carolina. From there I moved to Las Vegas, and within a year I got my first show contract, and the following year I got a cruise line contract. I realized quickly that Las Vegas has to be my new home.

How many shows have you done in this series?

We have performed I Am King about 100 times now. 

What is it about Michael Jackson that made you want to become him?

He is the greatest entertainer of all time, in all forms of art. And I love how he was a role model for so many people through positivity. No matter what he was going through, he always kept it classy and positive.

What is your favorite Michael Jackson song?

As of today, Speed Demon and Stranger in Moscow. My favorites to perform are Human Nature and probably Billie Jean.

Written By: Dr.Mary