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About The Founder: Who is Leonora ?

Leonora Martelly, Founder of SHE IS MADE LLC

Leonora Martelly is a 4X published author with a background in education, psychology, radio production and mass media.

She has her bachelors in Speech Pathology and Psychology and received her MS in Organizational Leadership and Communication. She has been recognized as a pillar in her community through her philanthropy, leadership within the community, activism and art. She has been awarded 3 years in a row (2019-2022) as a recipient of the Break Through: Women Who Conquer Award, for her "outstanding example as a women who leads by creating a blueprint of success for the young adults in the community" by Martin Van Buren and BTECH High School. She continues to expand her reach through speaking engagements, writing and performing poetry, facilitating workshops, curating events in the realms of mental health, wellness, art and vibes !

She currently manages mentors, teachers, and after-school enrichment programs, for a High School that services people of color. Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Queens Village, Leonora is a creative, a poet who merges her experiences, skill-sets, and passion, to service people through their wellness journey.

In September 2020, Leonora created SHE IS MADE to foster a community around wellness, social justice, and writing. A social based enterprise, seeking to help other people navigate through their wellness journey by connecting their creative passion to their experiences. With a wide range of experience in education, mass media, workshop facilitation, writing, youth development and hosting, Leonora is creatively curating impactful spaces for her #MADETRIBE. 

She describes her facilitation as "deeply transparent, cozy, empowering and good vibes".

The Journey 

3rd Place Poetry Winner 2022
3rd Place Poetry Winner 2022

Chapter One Writing Competition: Submitted 8 pages of poetry - Judges looked for originality, creativity, how you conveyed your message, the standard of writing, the flow, passion and uniqueness of your writing prose.

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1st Place Reader's Choice Awards 2021
1st Place Reader's Choice Awards 2021

Leonora's poetry book "MADE." won 1st place for TCK's Reader's Choice Awards in 2021. Available in our shop

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GeneralNonfiction-1st Place Badge
GeneralNonfiction-1st Place Badge
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5 Star Review on Amazon
5 Star Review on Amazon
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Certificate of Recognition
Certificate of Recognition
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Certificate of Recognition
Certificate of Recognition
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Vending for Juneteenth
Vending for Juneteenth

Vendor at Roy Wilkin's Park for SHE IS MADE on Juneteenth 2021.

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Protesting
Protesting

Leonora is committed to fighting for social justice. She is deeply rooted in activism.

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Curator & Hosts of Heart for the Community
Curator & Hosts of Heart for the Community

Community Space of Wellness & Gratitude.

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Media Candids

Conducting an Interview
Conducting an Interview

A candid from an interview. At the time I produced a top 3 rated podcast out of over 400 shows.

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Jay Dixon of Hot 97 & WBLS
Jay Dixon of Hot 97 & WBLS

Jay Dixon was Leonora's mentor for 5 years as she navigated through the radio/media industry.

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Patti Labelle
Patti Labelle

Post Interview w/ Patti Labelle at Sirius Radio.

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Sway Calloway
Sway Calloway

Sway Calloway is a journalists. He also is the host of Sway in the Morning on Shade 45 at Sirius XM.

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Shaun King
Shaun King
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Swizz Beatz
Swizz Beatz
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Monica
Monica

Post interview at SiriusXM studio.

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Yandy Smith
Yandy Smith

Post Interview Picture.

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Daymond John - Shark Tank
Daymond John - Shark Tank

Post picture after an interview on The Karen Hunter Show. Leonora assisted in production, social media, press, scripting and booking talent.

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TESTIMONIALS

“Leonora’s spirit and presence is so penetrating that you can feel her amazing vibes just being around her.  Leonora's passion, creativity and true commitment to embracing, supporting and uplifting others is apparent through She is MADE, her poetry and community leadership events.  Leonora is such an amazing light. Her poetry, podcasts, visuals and community events all showcase just a tiny portion of who I’ve been lucky enough to experience. Her love and passion for women, our people, our history, and our future is undeniable and is expressed in all that she does."

 L. Adia

“Poetry could never be lost when you are reading work like this. The writer was right there with me mentally, I felt her through her words. Her writing style is very relatable, it felt like I knew her personally. She brought me into her life and the world through her creative lens. Many layers are revealed as you journey through chapters of poetry that tell an overarching theme.   If you haven't already, be sure to purchase "MADE." and "Linguistic Gravity". I cant wait for more from her.”

P. Nishan  

“I feel heard. I feel connected. I feel understood when I see the content on She is MADE. Always empowering and self-reflective! Grateful to be following this platform and I always look forward to attending She is MADE events. During She is MADE's last event I was informed on how to become a homeowner, supporting previously incardinated members of communities, policy reform, the importance of voting, and creating generational wealth."
 

L. Soleil