Today we’d like to introduce you to Nina Ce’Mone Wright.
Nina Ce’Mone, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My name is Nina Ce’Mone Wright. I am from Atlanta Georgia after living in New York City for about a year and a half obtaining my masters degree I moved to California and began working various jobs as a producer, actor, therapist for autistic children and CFO for Serenity Community Services a behavioral and mental health facility that I run with my family. At the age of 25, I started my company Heartchange Inc. after experiencing 3 very significant losses in my family. After a series of traumatic experiences and a very powerful encounter with God I realized that I had something on the inside of me that I had to share with others. I wanted to create an organization that represented all of the things that I so desperately needed when I was growing up, mentorship, a sense of community, purpose, money management, and philanthropy. After having a conversation with one of my sorority sisters (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.) I decided to begin doing a girls event called “ IT GIRL” where we get young ladies from all over the city together and teach them about etiquette, self esteem, how to be a lady, home ownership, etc. It has been one of the highlights of my life. My mission is to push young girls and women into the awareness of their higher purpose while equipping them with the tools that need to lead lives that reflect wholeness, happiness, integrity and discipline. I am a blogger/vlogger and I am currently working on a book called “Waiting To Be Found” which will be released in Spring 2021. I believe that my strongest attribute is my ability to be unapologetically me, I can quote a scripture in such a way that any one can laugh and relate, I think that some of my life experiences have taught me to never judge people and that makes me relatable or so I’ve been told LOL.
Has it been a smooth road?
Smooth road? ABSOLUTELY NOT! ha! It’s been HELL quite honestly it has been taxing on my mind, body and spirit because when you place yourself on the front line for others giving and serving you essentially become their covering and so you experience all types of attacks and pains as a result of being there for other people. I often hear people say “I needed to go through that” “if I had to do it all over I would’ I can’t say that. I can honestly say that if I had a choice to do it again I wouldn’t. Everything that got me here was painful, from being raped in NYC, to being overlooked, to having my cousin, aunt and bestfriend die in the same week, to my brother being charged with 3 counts of armed robbery, to me being homeless in LA, to waking up at the crack of dawn every Tuesday to pray for other, to writing a book about a topic that has brought me so much pain its been painful. So to answer your question has it been a smooth road? No. Has it been worth it? I’m not sure just yet, I’m honestly still counting it all and prayerfully one day it will be worth it.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Heartchange Inc. does a lot. We mentor young girls and women though IT GIRL. We provide counseling and assist with job placement. We help with scholarship opportunities. I host a prayer call every single Tuesday at 6:30 AM PST/ 9:30 AM EST called Transformation Tuesdays. What we are most known for is changing the hearts of people. I named the company Heartchange because I realize that there is no change without a heart change and so our goal when we work in the community is to be such a beacon of light that we allow people to experience God and life in a fresh new way so that they can change for the better and step into a new dimension of purpose. I am so proud of the work that we have done 4 of our girls have graduated 2 have gone on to college, one is now a cosmetologist and the other just purchased her first home, it makes my heart smile to know that an organization that God trusted me with had something to do with each of their success.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
LA is the perfect city to do what I do because there’s such a need for guidance in this city. From a clinical perspective there are so many mentally ill people here who need our assistance. Skid row, families who are displaced, women who really don’t know their worth and who really need the services that we provide. LA is the city where dreams come true but honestly any city is a great city to serve.
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- Instagram: @ninacemonewright
- Facebook: @ninacemonewright
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