Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thais Mills

iKandy and Nomi Network's "Fashion For Freedom" proudly presents Guest Host - Columnist / Poet / Artist / Entrepreneur Thais Mills of

With Hurricane Katrina demolishing her cozy family home, art studio and office in New Orleans, Thais (pronounced Ty-eece) resourcefully brought all of her time and talent to her online experience--- “My displaced Gulf Coast readers are literally all over the world, being interactive is the only way I can keep in touch with my supporters. is for them,” Mills shared on New Orleans television just four short months after the storm. And within four short years of quite likely the most traumatic experience of her life the passionate mind behind, is restructured and strategized only for success.

A blur of fairytale happenings make up the early chapters of Thais’ life. Though she first displayed artistic talent at age eleven, Thais Mills believes her birth name preconditioned her for the spotlight. Even Essence Editor, Susan Taylor confirmed that something-special in Thais by sharing thoughts on her “very interesting name,” when they met in Thais pre-teen years. Her poetic prowess was unveiled in the same season her then priest, now Archbishop Hannan of New Orleans told her to redirect her negative energy birthed by her parent’s messy divorce to positive actions. Thais’ first live poetry performance boasted audience members including music icon Stevie Wonder. Shortly after this larger than life recitation, Thais crossed paths with Susan Taylor once again and was honorably included in several of Essence Music Festival’s Empowerment Seminars.

Poetry aided in the materialization of two of her childhood dreams. Her first business, Da’ Poet’s Tree, LLC, was incepted before Thais turned 20 years old. Da’ Poet’s Tree provides a diverse catalog of over 2,000 poems. Thais has performed these eloquent poems on stage, in private screenings and personalized poetry projects.

Thais's first dot-com venture, Enticing Objects emerged spotlighting her hand painted crafts which today have expanded to include Office Art, Craft Magnets, Photo Clips and The Little Canvas Collections with charity beneficiaries attached. Developing her already savvy writing skills at Southern University in New Orleans, Thais began transposing her words in three prominent publications, Data News Weekly, Offline and Sisterhood Magazines in columns spanning from romance to entertainment. She now utilizes those skills on an eclectic portal which fuses her custom column creations with innovative celebrity interviews music and literacy education. smartly uses bookmarks as its marketing tool and to date more than 4 million bookmarks have been distributed across the globe.

The INK never stops for Ms. Thais Mills with the launch of LIVE (Summer ’10), a cutting edge open-mic event where a bookmark ( or a book ) is your ticket and all you’re asked to bring is an open mind. Thais plans to bring Bookmark Talk to New Orleans during the 2010 Holiday season to celebrate the kick-off of her charity organization which will host book drives twice a year to assist in re-stocking the elementary and high school libraries in her hometown. Wherever destiny takes Ms. Mills she will always stick to the path of her ultimate dream: using her captivating voice to aid in the growth of great books charities and brands.

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