Queen for a DayWIANL hosts Pamper and Support Day approximately once a quarter. We’ve partnered with The Circle of Inspiration for some time now, inviting women in the community an opportunity to attend support group, followed by tangible takeaways that have included clothing, shoes, toiletries of all kinds and designer purses filled with items that ladies need. We also include a pampering activity of some kind as well, whether it be manicures, foot massages, hand treatments or facials. On October 10th, however, we were afforded the pleasure of having 3 time Grammy nominated Neo-Soul artist, Raheem DeVaughn and his organization, LoveLife Foundation, to select us for his “Queen for a Day” Spa Day Campaign.

Raheem’s LoveLife Foundation supports bringing awareness to a number of causes, one of which is domestic violence. The purpose of “Queen for a Day” is to give survivors of domestic violence a day of pampering and remind them that they are truly queens and should be treated as such. Renaissance Day Spa here in Memphis, TN provided us with massages, manicures, facials, mini makeovers and hand treatments. We enjoyed a full catered lunch by Grandma’s Desserts and were treated to a meet and greet with Mr. DeVaughn himself, who graciously took photos with us and listened to our stories of tragedy and triumph. In addition to that, we were all given tickets to his concert which was held later that evening which also featured two other extremely talented artists, Leela James and V. Bozeman. It was a day that will not soon be forgotten by any of us for a very long time.

We appreciate every single person responsible for making us feel special. Everything was professional, uplifting and inspirational.