Meet Skyy

“My goal is to enrich the lives of all I encounter.”



Country girl at heart with a penchant for city living and dreaming big, Skyy is an Author, HIV Activist, She-preneur (some new buzz word that she absolutely loves) and an Influencer. We are forever learning, growing, and evolving and she is thankful to sprinkle a little bit of that wherever she goes. Her goal is to enrich the lives of all she encounters- living a life of purpose. While she wears many hats this purpose remains the same- to leave an indelible impression, which moves a person to aspire for greatness.


“What would happen if you didn’t do it?” is one of Skyy’s favorites quotes and with that she leads a fearless life of a budding entrepreneur. She is an author who currently travels to share her literary work via book clubs meet and greets, book signings, and other events. Often called upon to raise awareness about HIV and rally others to get involved she speaks to various organizations including colleges/universities, civic groups, public health agencies, and more. Skyy is a co-publisher at UrbanEdge Publishing which is 100% woman owned. She works day-to-day overseeing interns, developing authors, and other operational duties as a co-publisher. Being the influencer that she is she created “Dare to Be” a brand that encourages women to be themselves, authentically. A portion of all sales from products under the brand will be donated to a cause related non-profit. Skyy is an active and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.


Having been named AfroElle Magazine’s top 40 under 40, Skyy is making moves across the country. Armed with a Masters Degree in Public Health Management Skyy has been able to marry her love for writing and her advocacy work to empower the underserved and to amplify the voices of many. As Founder and CEO of HER Initiative she works tirelessly alongside a team of “Disruptors” to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Partnering with local health agencies, foundations, and community activists, Skyy seeks to empower the masses through education, prevention and promoting healthy lifestyles.


Press, Awards, and Appearances

    • Voyage ATL (May 2021)
    • HIV Stigma & Faith Summit (February 2021)
    • American Public Health Association (October 2020)
    • United States Conference on HIV/AIDS (October 2020)
    • Peer to Peer Conference (November 2019)
    • American Public Health Association (November 2019)
    • North Carolina Sexual Health Conference (August 2019)
    • Ultimate Red Pump Rocker Award (March 2018)
    • National Sex Ed Conference – Presenter (December 2017)
    • EMGN Community Leader Award Honoree (March 2017)
    • Face It: Dream In Color – Moderator (September 2016)
    • Cobb County Democratic Women- Speaker (March 2016)
    • Voices Recognition Ceremony – Keynote Speaker (December 2015)
    • Civic Impact Trouble Maker Award Nominee (November 2015)
    • Dimensioned Wellness, Non-Profit of the Year Award Recipient- The Red Pump Project (October 2015)
    • Face It: Women’s Empowerment Brunch- Speaker (August 2015)
    • Stilettos and Strategies- Speaker (May 2015)
    • Eat Pray Love Fashion Feature (April 2015)
    • New Year- New You Brunch w/ Divas MPH- Keynote Speaker (January 2015)
    • The Rising in Community Excellence Award Recipient (August 2013)

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