Hello, my name is Shaka Lee and I’m here to inspire and empower women to be their most confident authentic selves. Through my own experiences, I’ve learned that the only way to live that truth is through self-love.

I wasn’t always the person I am today. I remember I time when I didn’t love myself the way I do now. I’d let others walk all over me, dim my light, and control my happiness. Even though I appeared confident to others, I didn’t truly feel that way on the inside.

I come from pretty humble beginnings. I was raised by a single father and we didn’t have a lot. But one thing my dad always taught me: always treat others the way you wish to be treated.

The thing that really shined within me from a very young age was my glowing enthusiasm about everything I was interested in — dancing, colouring and writing. Over the years that enthusiasm has developed into a rich passion that’s taken me from a codependent, naive teenager into the confident and strong woman that I am today.

I have been a professional model for close to 10 years, heavily involved in an industry that can be very tough on a woman’s self esteem. I’ve managed to keep my confidence intact and my journey towards self-empowerment is reflected in how much the quality of my work has improved over the years. I’ve also taught ‘Shaka’s Walk Classes’ — classes geared towards helping women embody confidence and authenticity through a fierce strut!

It kills me to see women in our world who don’t recognize their own power. Nothing would make me happier than to teach women to understand their power and LIVE IT through learning how to love themselves, how to be confident, and how to live a truly authentic life.