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Tyyan Wil­liams-Mov­ing For­ward. By DTM’s Ju­nior In­ter­viewer, Andrew Cul­breath

I had the ter­rific and mag­nif­i­cent priv­i­lege to in­ter­view Tyyan Wil­liams, a talented fash­ion de­signer, au­thor and singer. It was an honor to lis­ten to her talk about the many great things she has done al­ready in her life. Tyyan Wil­liams was born in Ne­wark, New Jersey and ever since she was 9, she was in­trigued with fash­ion. Tyyan’s cousin was the first to in­tro­duce her to fash­ion and she loved it. Tyyan had a pas­sion for fash­ion and with the in­spi­ra­tion and help of her fam­ily, she went on to fulfill her fash­ion dream. With the help of her grandma, Tyann wrote a book called “The Pinky Club,” which ex­plains how she grew up and how she went from be­ing afraid of tak­ing a chance to stand­ing out in her com­mu­nity. The book will be avail­able in late May as a hard­copy and on Ama­zon. When asked about her suc­cess, Tyyan ex­pressed that there were times in her life where she would be afraid to be­lieve in herself and let herself down. Her mo­ti­va­tion was to be­lieve in her true self and to keep striv­ing for­ward. She also gets mo­ti­va­tion from her fam­ily and peers which is her big­gest boost of con­fi­dence. Her key word for ad­vice is “be­lieve.” Tyyan said God is first. Be­liev­ing al­lowed her to never give up. She in­spires oth­ers to be­lieve in them­selves, put God first and to never be­lieve that your dreams are never too big. Tyyan con­tin­ues to move fur­ther into fash­ion and dreams of at­tend­ing FIT (Fash­ion In­sti­tute of Technology). This young lady is so talented and suc­cess­ful at such a young age. She de­signs and sketches all of her de­signs. She is ex­tremely fo­cused on her goals and has a re­ally bright fu­ture ahead. Tyyan re­ally in­spired me. The things I took from this in­ter­view are when it seems like I’m down for the count, I will find the strength to pick my­self up and keep mov­ing for­ward. And to al­ways be­lieve that my dreams are never too big for the world. We must help other teens to be­lieve in them­selves, be­cause the pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less. There will be doors of op­por­tu­ni­ties for any­one will­ing to walk through those doors and work hard. How awe­some! See more in­for­ma­tion on Tyyan: Movie--A Teenage Love, story by Javis Hanks, amd “Ten Across the Board” fash­ion show.

Never let small minds con­vince you that your dreams are too big. Be­lieve in you. Look in the mir­ror, you are a star.”

Pinky Sez de­signer Tyyan Wil­liams, 13, walks down the run­way af­ter show­cas­ing her col­lec­tion at Small Bou­tique Fash­ion Week on Satur­day, Feb. 14, 2015.

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