Meet the Founder
Mikkita L. Moore
"I am reliving my truth"
Mikkita Moore, an author, International motivational speaker and mother of five, starting at the very young age of 14, from the South Side of Chicago. Mikkita is a retired, master stylist and cosmetology instructor. She has owned two successful hair salons over a period of 13 years and an event-planning company, Symply Plyzurez Eventz since 2004. She is now the Author of The Letter, From the Invisible Daughter as well as the Founder of The Art of Transparency Tour and The Art of Transparency, NFP Organization. The first book was published June of 2016 and the Tour started shortly thereafter in September of 2016. Mikkita also hosts an Internet Radio Show on Saturday afternoon, entitled The Art of Transparency Radio Show on the tabernacleradio.org station.
“The first book was started because I was in a very dark and negative place in my life. I knew I needed to release that hurt, pain and anger, however I didn’t want my life stories to be lost in a journal in a basement. I wanted my life stories to be something my children’s, children’s children could find and read for years to come. I wrote my book in my truth. We are constantly taught structure writing; everyday but I am not teaching structure with my book, I am talking about my life, I am reliving my truth. “
With my books I also wanted to reach my audience on a level that’s different from the rest. I needed to reach an audience that hasn’t heard about the Black girl from the south side of Chicago that wasn’t poor and not knowing where her next meal would come from. The girl that her mother wasn’t a drug addict, father wasn’t a drug pusher. I got tired of the stereo types that I had to be from this family or that kind of family because I had my children at 14 years old. My all-time favorite was the one that says teenage moms can’t raise their children affectively or the one that says teenage moms are all high school drop outs. That has never been a part of MY story.
My books are not about the average poor Black girl living in poverty. My books are about my life, from a perspective of a teenage mom that didn’t struggle, that didn’t drop out of high school but in fact graduated high school a year ahead of time with honors. My books are my life from a perspective that thought about suicide, went through domestic violence, emotionally mentally and physically. My books talk from a perspective of not feeling the love of a father searching for that type of love from boys/men that either couldn’t give it or just didn’t know how to give.
My books comes from real life situations that happens in our community far too often and completely over looked because it’s not society’s “norm” or is it the norm which is why no one is talking about it…..
After my first book I started a “book” tour entitled The Art of Transparency Tour. The tour gives other Authors, Speakers, “People” the platform to tell their stories to an audience of all kinds. The Art of Transparency mission is to provide a positive platform of personal testimony, we are healing ONE person, ONE city, ONE state, ONE nation at a time through The Art of Transparency!!! Needless to say it is no longer “Just” a book tour..… It’s a Healing Tour!!
While on tour, we would go into a shelter to simply share our testimony and give back to them in gifts. With each city we touched we left our presence in a shelter. Some of those shelters needed our help far beyond just coming in to talk and leave a care package. We never want to just be about talk….
Out of The Art of Transparency Tour birthed “The Art of Transparency, NFP. The organization will adopt a shelter per city we will help find funding, help by donating for funding, and of course go share love with them more than just the once a year that the tour is in that city.
The shelters that we have stepped into are Domestic Violence Survivors, Sex Trafficking Survivors, Homeless Families, Homeless Young Adults, etc… They need to know that we are there for them in any way that we can be.
The Art of Transparency prides itself on leadership and testimony. There are ladies on this team that has experienced each and every story of those in the shelters we visit. Our stories are to be told to help them realize that “this” is only temporary, and they too can make it out successfully.
Every dime of our donations goes to shelters we have visited or will visit. We purchase care packages, give monetary donations as well as contact state and city officials to help them with their funding needs.
I, Mikkita Moore as the CEO and Founder of The Art of Transparency, NFP Organization as well as The Art of Transparency Tour, for me being Transparent is the key to healthy living. I have learned that the story God gave each of us to live is only the testimony to help the next person behind us know that they too can make it….
Habakkuk 2:2-4- 2 Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. 4 “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.