After the presidential election in 2016, at the age of 16, Sesamae saw that young women needed hope and support. She could not sit around and do nothing. She added her voice to the millions of other women and created her sheofstrength.com website. It is a resource for young women to feel connected and for older women to know their role in the next generation. Her website was her starting point. She also gives speeches and presentations on various topics. She wants to use her influence to impact change and be a champion for those who are not ready to talk.
With this platform she has begun the process of creating a leadership conference for young women in 2019. Her goal is to bring young women together to learn support and unite and to provide some key resources that will allow all young women to reach for the sky.
Sesamae started her leadership path at the age of 13. At that time she used her personal experiences and saw a need in her community. She took the lead and created a program for children to learn the life-skill of empathy called Santa's Little Helpers. She feels that developing this characteristic in children at a young age will make for a better society. She spearheaded this program for 4 years before handing it off to a local organization.
Sesamae is an actress who has appeared in several short films and commercials. She has a passion for politics participating in Youth in Government for several years. She is the Youth Commissioner for Region 9. She is the youngest recipient for the YWCA Young Women of Distinction 2017. She also received the Spirit of Youth Award and the Kohl's Cares Regional Award. She also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
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Mature Lifestyle Magazine, Winter 2015/2016