Singer uses her voice to empower women, help young girls avoid sex trafficking world

20 Oct

By Danielle Brown, shades Magazine

Kwanzaa Jones never aspired to become a professional athlete; nor does she consider herself one.

Yet, she has done some serious trekking for a woman in her 30’s – she’s climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, strutted
down the catwalk as Miss Baltimore, walked across the graduation stage at Princeton University and onto the performance stage with R&B sensations Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige.

So, where is Jones’ next journey taking her?

Jones is more than likely to be found running through the track list for her soon-to-be-released album ‘Supercharged!’ or huddled with a pack of middle and high school students at the Neighborhood Youth Association in Los Angeles. The singer, musician, mentor, community activist and lawyer is everything, but a pro-athlete – yet she has the stamina and can-do mentality of a marathon runner.

With a discography of fist pumping hits and an active role in the “Girls Are Not For Sale” campaign – a nationwide anti- sex trafficking initiative hosted by GEMS – Girls Education and Mentoring Services – Jones continues to show the world what empowerment looks and sounds like.

In a recent interview with shades Magazine, Jones spoke to us about her music, activism and inspiration.

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