Leah Joanino, Founder & Director
Leah Joanino is a passionate artist and activist with a desire to speak truth and see true transformation in today's culture! A true artist at heart, she has immersed herself in the performing arts since she was young. She earned her B.A. at University of CA, Irvine where she studied Drama and Dance. She continued on to dance professionally with Ingredients Dance Company, Dance Revolution, and Zion Dance Project based in Dallas, TX.
Leah is also an activist who has dedicated her life to fighting against the injustice of human trafficking. She has appeared on TBN (Trinity Broadcast Network) to speak about her anti-human trafficking efforts with Justice Speaks. As the Assistant Director of Justice Speaks, Leah spent years doing major outreach and prevention work in Los Angeles as well as in Thailand.
Currently, she is an educator within the performing arts raising up the younger generation to be excellent artists and leaders. She is so excited for Crowns of Beauty, through which she is able to merge her multifaceted gifts with her passion for women's empowerment and justice!
Keysia Curry, Co-Director
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CONTENT
Keysia was born in the sunny Grand Canyon State of Arizona. She moved a lot as a child but loudly and proudly claims Texas as her home state where she spent majority of her life. Keysia later moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her passion for acting and music. Aside from being an actress, Keysia travels the world as a missionary! She’s had the opportunity to travel to 8 different countries doing outreach in the slums, red light districts, orphanages, and the darkest places in the world.
However, one of her biggest passions is being in the fight to end sex trafficking. She dreams of eventually opening up a rehabilitation center. She truly feels one of her highest callings is to empower women and restore identity, hope and worth which is why she is so excited to be the Co-Director of Crowns of Beauty. Things you may or may not know about Keysia? She's a total country girl who adores all things Texan, the Dallas Cowboys, riding horses bareback, camping in the mountains, and country dancing!
Liza Meynig is a passionate teacher who loves to see people step into freedom and healing. Liza is a true Texas country girl. She grew up with a love for missions both in her own community and overseas. She has traveled all over the U.S. and to over 18 countries to share the gospel in prisons, red light districts, and orphanages. Her own personal story is one of great healing and redemption.
Liza attended Howard Payne University where she majored in Practical Theology and Psychology. Teaching and traveling are Liza’s greatest passions. She has used her education towards teaching and empowering people around the world to be healed and set free from bad habits and cycles. With a heart to raise up the next generation to know their identity, Liza is also an elementary school teacher in Dallas, Texas.
Her heart is to share her story with people all over the world who have been abused and neglected in hopes that they see God through her story!