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Meet Mary Tawadros Aka EgyptianPrincess8 in San Gabriel Valley

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mary Tawadros Aka EgyptianPrincess8.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Mary. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I faced a tragic accident that almost took my life when I was seven years old. I was physically hit by a car, broke both my legs, right collar bone, fraction in my head, double vision at the time, stayed in the hospital for a month and three days. Even at a young age, God used me to help people next to me in other rooms.

There was a lady who spoke Arabic and the nurses needed to explain to her about the physical therapy. I was in my hospital room unable to move, however I could hear through the hallway, I called the nurse over and told her I can translate. The family was very appreciative and came that evening to thank me. I had to learn to walk all over again, the trauma my body went through then and over the years from falls, sprained patellar tendons and the fact that I am still alive despite aches and pains is a Gift from God. I am here on borrowed time and know God wasn’t done with me walking in my purpose of serving others. I love and believe in Empowering People, sometimes you need someone who is your personal Cheerleader, away from your immediate Circle who will tell you the truth. Helping as a Life Coach navigate through what is hindering you from tapping into your God-given Gifts, Dreams and Purpose.

Mary Tawadros, aka Egyptian Princess8, is an Author, Visual Artist, Poet, Host, Curator, Life Coach and Master of Networking Poets, Musicians, Comedians and Artists. Also, a graduate from California Polytechnic University of Pomona with a Behavioral Science degree as of June 13th, 1999. She is currently Life Coaching, a creator of Various Visual art pieces under her Hidden Treasures collection, she loves working with acrylic paint and oil pens as she creates one of a kind Canvases, hand Painted Journals, seashell jewelry boxes, as well as variety of seashells, prints of her artwork on cards with envelopes and a canvas bag of King Ramsis Painting. Her day job is working for Non- Profit Volunteers of America, Hope For Home Service Center in the city of Pomona. She is their Partner Relations Specialist networking various churches, organizations to donate food, items, and volunteer their time at the shelter, helping producing programs and maintaining all activity at Hope For Home Service Center. She is amazing at Organizing Fundraisers and putting on Showcases to bring people together for great causes such as providing needs for the Homeless, stopping Human Trafficking, Saving Art Spaces and various causes. Egyptian Princess8 also wrote and self-published her first poetry book titled “A Burgundy Rose” in 2003. Her 2nd Book “If My Body Was A Canvas of Words” was released on Dec. 3rd, 2017 available on Amazon and at events, or she will mail you a signed copy and gift. Her latest book will walk you on a journey of her life, with many relatable poems for men and women, also will leave you motivated. As a writer, she hopes people can relate to her poetry and be inspired by her words to find their own creative voices, tap into their gifts and know they are not alone in this world.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It hasn’t been a smooth road, my parents had me at a late age where they faced sickness throughout my whole relationship with them. I had to take care of my dad and mom as they rapidly continued getting sick. Also growing up in a very traditional conservative Egyptian Orthodox Christian home only gave me a voice to write poetry. I didn’t pursue my artistic skills till much later. I was always creative and wanted to express myself however it wasn’t allowed. My parents have now passed on and in the last nine years of my life, I have Shined Artistically in ways I would have never imagined had they still been here. I too have faced physical setbacks however I am determined to get stronger, healthier now more than ever.

Please tell us about EgyptianPrincess8.
Egyptian Princess8 is a Visual Artist, Author, Life Coach, Curator/Host of Events and Showcase Fundraisers for the Homeless Population, Human Trafficked, and more. I hand-paint/design journals, have prints of my artwork on 4 by 6 cards with envelopes, Canvas bags of King Ramsis painting, hand-painted seashells with positive affirmations inside or on them. I offer many services, depending on needs of an Artist, Non-Profit, marketing, a person who loves art and wants something personalized like a journal, seashell or a card with a poem inside. I create couple’s journals and inspire relationships to be strengthened. Also, I am a motivational speaker and passionate about talking about the Homeless Population.

I am a Visual Artist, I have been writing poetry since I was 12 years old. I am an Author of A Burgundy Rose no longer in print and If My Body Was A Canvas of Words my autobiography through poems released Dec. 3rd, 2017. I was the host of 3 different Open Mics from June 2013 – July 2017. I first started Hosting at the Hourglass Art & Wine Gallery in Rancho Cucamonga June 2013 – March 2014. I Simultaneously hosted at Catch Up, Not Just Coffee in Rancho Cucamonga November 2013 – April 2015 & the Hours Glass for a period of time. The Third place was at the Promenade Gallery in Pomona off 2nd St. on Antique Row from December of 2015 – July 2017. During the month of March 2017 God gave me a Vision to do a Big Showcase Fundraiser with performances from Poets, Comedians, Musicians. The proceeds went to a Homeless Organization which was for “Volunteers of America” and a Human Trafficking Organization “MillionKids” which took place May 21st, 2017.

Also during March of 2017, I started to paint more than seashells, I went back to designing one of a kind Journals. Then in March of 2018 My first Commissioned Canvas 30″ by 40″ was created of a Blue woman with Tomatoes, Corn, Eggs, a multi-colorful piece that helped explore more Canvas Paintings. I explored other mediums, acrylic paint, acrylic and oil paint pens, charcoal, pencil, watercolors and markers I found an outlet that brought me so much Joy. Being able to express myself Artistically had given me a way of breathing like never before, sitting still allowing colors to flow into awakened Dreams I have always wanted to see. Then My first Solo Art Exhibit happened on October 12th, 2019 called Trifecta celebrating 30 Pieces of My Art on the Wall, Sharing My Poems with the Guests and celebrating my 43rd birthday. I still have so much to learn however I am happy with my Artistic Journey and Believe the Best is yet to come.

Networking over the years, I have met the most Phenomenal People who express themselves in Amazing gifts. I am blessed to call them friends and work side by side on Projects, Events, Fundraisers and sometimes Managing or Assisting them with their career. I have worked with Daniel Hees Artist, Poet, Activist from Chubbyfat Podcast and Pen Clique Poetry Podcast on various Fundraisers February 2014 – Present. I worked on the Spoken Funk show with Poetri the Poet & Juren Smith Featuring National Poets & Famous Comedians as their Sales Representative and Promoter February 2014 – September 2018. Also worked with Vaughn Fahie Jazz Musician as his Administrative Assistant from February 2013-December 2015.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memory is whenever I spent time with my grandma Hayat and she would bake this delicious buttery cheese pie in a flaky filo dough and make me coffee with creamer and sugar. She was an angelic soul, I loved spending time with her.

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Jeffery Martin, Miguel Ramirez

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