In this second installment of The Ascending I am featuring up and coming Make-Up Artist (MUA) of Eritrean/ Ethiopian Heritage Dania Ali. I think it is essential we support talent in our own communities when we spot it and that is why I was super excited to do this shoot. We were lucky enough to have the beautiful Selam be a make-up model for the photo shoot which we did along with her handsome son (A lot of the photos will be private hence if you would like to see more of her work contact Dania directly). I was very impressed with the quality of the make-up application done by Dania MashAllah as it was not overpowering (which was a plus in my books), looked quite natural and gave Selam a glowing look. If you would like to connect with Dania send me an e-mail and I will get you her contacts! She is super talented and I am sure you will not be disappointed. Even better if you would like to schedule a shoot with me and have your make-up done by Dania do let me know by using the contact form on my website or sending me an e-mail! I look forward to hearing from you! Finally I just wanted to mention that I am currently working on a new Documentary featuring Female Entrepreneurs of East African Heritage in the city of Toronto! It will be called "BiaSHEara" (a play on the word "biashara" which means business in Swahili) and I am excited to share the plans my team and I have in an up coming blog post! So watch out for that!