Hi, I am Tami Smith, Ms. Black Florida 2019. Born and raised in Miami, Fl, I have called my Sunshine State's capital, Tallahassee, home since graduating from Florida State University and beginning my education career. I started this journey in an effort to further build my platform of empowering women to make self-care a priority, a passion project rooted in my personal story of reproductive health issues, specifically Endometriosis.
Money raised in the next 3 months will go towards the costs associated with participating in the national pageant and pageant week, where I will have the opportunity to become Ms. Black USA. My expenses include pageant fees, travel, transportation, lodging, food, and all competition needs (wardrobe, costume, hair/makeup, etc), as well as some events to support my platform and serve my community. Many expenses have already been a personal sacrifice on my part, and your support will make this part of the road to Ms. Black USA, possible.
This has been a leap of faith. I started this journey nervous about the unknown, and concerned about how I would be able raise the money needed. Your contribution of any amount will help, and you can use the sponsorship levels listed below as a guide. (In-kind donations will be counted by the monetary value of your gift.)
2) Crowning Sponsors: $500 5) The Golden Circle: $100 20) Jewels In My Crown: $ 75 25) The Sunshine Circle: $50 50) Team Queen Tam: $20
I didn’t know how I would get this far when my year of service began in December 2018, but by faith, I knew I would. I believe the same for Nationals and beyond.