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Women Who Rock with Success- March

Women Who Rock with Success features CEO & Education Instructior Marquita Blades as our cover feature. Women Who Rock with Success is a networking-digital media platform for professional and entrepreneurial women.

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47 L ifesty le exper t, in ter ior design er, philan th r opist, an d m otivation al speaker. Ky m ber ly n L acy h as always h ad a f lair for sty le, in ter ior design , all th in gs dom estic, an d all th in gs pretty. As a ch ild, Ky m ber ly n en joyed clippin g pictur es f r om m agazin es to cr eate in spir ation boar ds an d play in g in h er f ath er 's an tique stor e. Ky m ber ly n's gif t an d passion for in ter ior design was f ueled af ter h er ch ildh ood h om e was en gulfed in f lam es, deem ed a total loss, an d w itn essin g h er youn ger br oth er bein g sever ely bur n ed on over 90 % of h is body. ? T h e devastation lef t Ky m ber ly n w ith em otion al scar s th at would later illum in ate th e pathway to h er destiny. Af ter th e f ir e, Ky m ber ly n's f ath er obtain ed h is con tr actor 's licen se so h e could of f icially over see th e buildin g of th eir h om e. Again st h er m oth er 's w ill, Ky m ber ly n dissed th e tr adition al duties of a south er n belle. Sh e h ad a desir e an d in clin ation to tag- alon g w ith h er f ath er, as a daddy 's gir l h er f ath er allowed h er to do just th at. W h ile wor kin g alon gside h er f ath er Ky m ber ly n was in tr igued w ith th e developm en t of bluepr in ts, pain t|f in ish in g selection s, th e day to day logistics of a con tr actor, an d of cour se m aster in g power tools. Ky m ber ly n's ch ildh ood exper ien ces cultivated h er gif t, h er passion , an d th e pur pose beh in d h er br an d. Sh e foster ed h er love of in ter ior design by study in g in ter ior design as a post baccalaur eate at th e Un iver sity of Cen tr al Ar kan sas an d later th e M aster 's in Ar ch itectur e an d I n ter ior D esign progr am at T h e Academ y of Ar t Un iver sity (San Fr an cisco, CA). Ky m ber ly n?s design sty le boasts sophistication , elegan ce, an d tim elessn ess. ? 46