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Helping others change. Echols doesn't downplay the importance of looking one's best. One of her company's mottos is "When you look good, you feel good." But a major objective behind her work is the belief that she can help people transform not only their outer appearance, but their inner beings. Echols pointed out that when transforming the "total person," the work must go below the surface. Echols works with all ages, from preschoolers to adults
Recently, she offered a six-month course on what she called the "white-glove treatment" to a group of preteen girls at the South Parkway East Learning Center. The Dreamers, as the girls were called, were taught everything from good posture and poise to strategies for overcoming shyness and tools to improve self image and self-esteem.
Echols believes it's critical to teach techniques for transforming the inner self in order to achieve a full personal transformation.
Echols, now Director, Finesse & Refinement for Diman's Inc. is working closely with Yvonne Nelson, CEO and Founder of Diman's Inc., transforming the minds of youth and making learning fun. distinctivedistinctivewww.dimans.org
"Outer appearance is very important," she said. "But once you transform your inner self, you can better deal with your co-workers and other people you may come in contact with during the day."
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Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur Lives Out Dream
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At least twice a year, many people find themselves cleaning out their closets, getting rid of clothes that are too big, too small or just no longer needed. Anner J. Echols offers her client....
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Teens/Pre-teens (plus and average) ages 10-19+
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Anner J. Echols has over 20 years of experience working in the fashion, beauty and entertainment industry. She has a passion for empowering, motivating and enhancing the self-esteem of young teens and women -- especially those who are full-figured.
"There is too much emphasis in today's society on outward appearance," Echols said. "With the industry putting the spotlight on the average size and skinnier girls in entertainment, and media focusing on their looks and their beauty, heavier teens and women find it difficult to accept and feel good about themselves or think it is impossible to live out their dreams."
Echols is the founder, CEO and executive producer of Swept Away Fashions and AJE Productions. She also produces "Dreamland: Where Dreams are Made Real," a TV show that airs at 9 p.m. Fridays on Comcast Channel 17.
"Dreamland focuses on making dreams real, primarily for plus-size women and teens," said Echols, who conducts workshops, holds conferences and professionally trains women and teens to showcase their talents. "Considering yourself as unacceptable is often accompanied by low self-esteem. This low self-esteem can be manifested through eating disorders, negative behaviors, drugs, alcohol, gangs or promiscuity, which leads to unwanted pregnancies and various compromised lifestyles in order to fit in."
Echols was recently chosen as one of nine judges to serve at the Cities of America National Pageant in Orlando. The event, designed to interview teens and young women from all over the United States and select a winner, was held Dec. 10-17 at the Omni Rosen Center Hotel in Orlando.
"I was honored to serve on the judges' panel for the largest teen pageant in the nation," said Echols. "Like AJE Productions, the pageant fosters self-esteem in young women and teens offering them an opportunity to shine. This was a once in a lifetime experience for me and all who attended. I was pleased to support such an amazing organization."
For information on Swept Away Fashions or AJE Productions, call 650-4955 or visit ajedreamland.com.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Memphis Commercial Appeal - Editor, Barbara Bradley
Ardren DeBerry says that during her childhood in Texas and later in Memphis, she made few friends and was angry all the time. "Food gave me comfort."
Anne Marie Fox/Special to The Commercial Appeal
Teens Dreams Come True
Radio Broadcasting Apprenticeship Program taught at Dreamland for outstanding youth with Big Dreams
Radio Broadcasting Apprenticeship Classes taught at Dreamland ...Meet Angel one of our Summer Broadcasting Apprenticeship student in our 6-Week Program...Sign up today!
Angel and Ms. Emily Pearls Kirk of The Emily Pearls Radio Show in Orientation at Dreamland for Student Broadcasting Apprenticeship
Angel, is also an actor and Model with outstanding grades in school
Super Star Kids are taught and produced at Dreamland- Poised, Professional with great personalities.
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Students always get family support at Dreamland...Team work makes the Dream work ...spotlight Trey Sim (mother Stephanie), Anner J. Echols and Trica Watts in class for Radio Broadcasting Apprenticeship. An Excellent program for today's youth giving them a "Voice" for motivational and positive life-styles leading to a successful future
School Children With BIG Dreams support Dreamland Productions..To get their Dreams Made Real
Teens and youth made real at Dreamland.
We reward our students and entertainers
Got that look of Confidence...I learned it at Dreamland and gained exposure on the Big Stage!
Beauty, Style, Class and Confidence in every size, color and age!
We had a share in Funding a Dream!
Anner J and Karma..Stop the Bullying
Children Love Dreamland
AJE and Vanni Wang in Florida working with Youth our Dreamers for the Future
Ke-Ke learns how to be confident and poised at Dreamland
Talented, and Happy people at Dreamland
Sharing Dream goal at SoulsVille ...Ms Vee Phillips, thanks for the opportunity
Guest Speaker at Soulsville Academy inspiring youth to live their dreams
Inspiring youth to Dream with High expectations at Soulsville Academy
Phoenix and Ms. Anner J. Echols co-host BIB Award...Teens dreams are made real...dressed in style and class
Teen building at Stax-Soulsville Academy...thanks Ms. Vee Vee Phillips for believing in Dreamland
Dreams Made Real for Youth at Dreamland
Inspiring Youth in Orlando, Florida to Dream with Big Expectations