I am DELLA$IE -- philanthropist, public speaker, CEO and recording artist. I started my philanthropy career 5 years ago after being invited to some schools to speak to children about my career. Being able to touch those kids was so inspiring to me. I was also deeply inspired by my late uncle KOFI ANNAN. I wanted to do more than entertain and touch people with my music/performances. I wanted to make a real difference in the world like he did, so I asked him for advice. He said, "Go home and think of what makes you upset. Use that energy to fuel your drive for change'. A brilliant and unorthodox method. That is precisely what I did lol! I thought about colorism in the entertainment industry and throughout the world. I thought about the psychological, historical and health implications of this phenomenon. I realized this was a huge contributing factor to skin cancer trends in communities of color... I was inspired to make a change.
This issue is so important to me because my aunt passed from melanoma when I was 11 years old. I have seen the adverse effects of skin bleaching on so many. Cancer is so pervasive; both my parents are cancer survivors. My life has been deeply touched by various types of cancer, but skin cancer due to bleaching was something that really touched me. I am a darkskin woman who understand first-hand the effects of colorism on one's psyche and confidence. My anti-bleaching skin cancer initiative was thus born. I started doing research and I put together a comprehensive proposal. I started getting invited to platforms to speak on this issue (such as: the United Nations, Washington University, Georgetown University, Microsoft Headquarters, etc)
Investing in this endeavor will mean that you will play an integral part to effecting change in an area that is severely under-reported, under-represented, and under-researched. Your funding will help me conduct critical research, visit areas where access to important medical care is limited, conduct powerful and inspiring speeches for young people around the country, continent and diaspora, and change lives. Click the "get involved" tab on your right to learn how you can be an important part of this initiative.
We have started a fundraiser to garner support for this initiative. We are hoping to help DELLA$IE get around the globe with her initiative to educate the masses on the dangers of skin bleaching. Click the button below to get involved and donate to the cause.