In a piece called ‘How one woman swapped Big Pharma for publishing to fulfill her dream’ on their ‘Passion to Portfolio’ segment, CNN takes on Tewa Onasanya – publisher of Exquisite Magazine.
According to CNN, Tewa Onasanya had no previous experience in journalism or publishing, rallied her friends for advice, and before long they were putting together the first issue of Exquisite — a publication aimed at style conscious black women.
On her inspiration for publishing a magazine, Tewa Onasanya states:
‘The whole idea of publishing a magazine is to provide a platform for women of color. They should be able to express themselves and empower other women… The whole idea is not to just be a fashion magazine but to be a platform for empowerment and to create more awareness for issues.’
She also talks about her dreams:
‘My dream is to be grounded on every facet of my life, have a great family, work balance. And be able to screen thousands of people free for cervical, breast cancer and prostate cancer every year and help towards treatment if need be.’
You can check out her full feature with CNN’s ‘Passion to Portfolio’ here.