My name is Mea Allman (a.k.a. Lady Mea), I migrated to Canada and now resided in Florida from the Caribbean Islands ofJamaican at the age of six. My Caribbean roots have always been a big part of my life at an early age, as I remembered where I came from, to where my parents groomed me to be as an adult. As I’ve gotten older, I understand more and more of my culture and how it transforms our lives in telling stories of our past, present and future as well as life struggles of our daily journey to become. In 2007, I had the opportunity to create and publish my own online Caribben magazine, that known as “Karibbean Under One Magazine (KUOMagazine.com) in Central Florida. On several occasions I’ve been asked to be a guest on various AM Caribbean Radio Shows; such as Island Riddim Radio, Island Beat Radio, The Ladies Chat Room, and The Dr Phillip Lee Fatt Show. That experience positioned me to create my own radio show “KUOM Live” on WOTTS 1600 AM back in 2009 – 2010. From late 2010, I took a break for health reasons due to complications after breast cancer. Circulating back into the Carbbean community I rejoined the Orlando Carnival Association as media/photographer member. After Orlando Carnival season I decided to create another online magazine called “Between Karibbean Friends,” but by popular demand I decided to bring back Karibbean Under One Magazine (KUOMagazine.com), which has been in existence for ten years by celebrating the Caribbean culture 365 through (cultural annual events & carnivals and supporting Caribbean Professionals business owners as the co-founder of Caribbean Professionals Alliance. I’m also the founder of Women of Kulture, Co-Founder of Caribbean Professionals Alliance. January 2017, I was appointed and now sit on the a board member of The Anne Marie De Govia Scholarship Fund at University of Central Florida and Public Relations/Communication Director for Word & Action, Inc. I am also the Assistant Public Relations Officer for Central Florida Caribbean Cultural Corporation and have partnered with AMRAK Films, which brings awareness to bullying.
I have been serving Central Florida for over ten years in Business, Caribbean Community, Cultural Events, Fashion, Networking, Non-Caribbean, Non-Profit Organizations & Political Seminars/Workshops. I’m also a website designer/freelance photographer for The TrinBago Association of Central Florida, Florida Leaders Community Development Corporation, and for media magazine/news outlets in Central/South Florida (Caribbean National Weekly & Jamaicans.com, Talk of Orlando, Billy Jones Pro Studios), Fashion/Hair Shows (Fashion
Designer Lance Stephens of KAKATRE Enterprises, Inc., Tanaya-Marcía “Silhouette”, Hair She Grows), as well as online radio (Island Beat Radio, Ladies Chat Room), also other Caribbean Annual Events (Orlando/Jacksonville/Miami-Broward Carnivals, The TrinBago Orlando Kiddies Carnival, Soiree Orlando Events, Orlando Jerk Festival Curry Festival, Orlando Caribbean Festival, etc.
My mission in 2017, is to expand my Woman of Kulture, which brings diverse cultures together by empowering women to be innovative through their God-given talents as a business women, to campaign their true-self in following their dreams by standing for social equality and to reflect where they’ve been, to where they want to be. Their stories provides a window of Hope to many women locally and worldwide to share their obstacles, overcoming health illness and their journey of success, to their cultural heritage.
Another passion of mine is Ribbons of Survivors that also share stories of being diagnosed & surviving cancer. With Word & Action, Inc., this organization brings awareness about violence against women and girls in Haiti to our very own backyard. It’s important for young women to be educated to help them prevent from sexual violence, love themselves from within and know that their voices can be heard and overcome from any obstacles they may face in life.
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