( ENSPIRE Feature ) Amina Kirk-Thornton Makes It Her Business to Shine a Light of Positivity
Growing up, we all have dreams and aspirations, but we are never given a blueprint in order to achieve success. Amina Kirk-Thornton has shown how it is possible to reach your goals no matter how the odds are stacked against you. Growing up under the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps, New York, she was able to find her passion and the motivation she needed to change the narrative and perspectives of black women. Amina relocated to Atlanta, Georgia with her family and began to chase her dream as a Renaissance woman. As a veteran and ambitious black woman, she noticed struggles many would have ignored. As a firm believer in the alignment of the mind, body, and spirit and is a proud mental health and suicide awareness advocate.
Amina has molded her career around understanding “I am my own competition daily.” She pushes herself to become the best version of herself. Without seeing the proper representation of a black woman, she decided to use that as motivation to become the face and voice for young black women. However, she has embraced the various obstacles she has encountered such as molestation, rape, the loss of a child, mental and physical abuse, incarceration, living with diabetes to name a few as her testimony in driving audiences to the power of faith and awareness. As an author, speaker, actor and overall creator Amina Kirk-Thornton is well on her way to empowering other women in their walk.