Hey there, I’m  Sonya and welcome to my iHero page!!!

I am a native of Virginia Beach, VA, a US Army Veteran and I graduated from Old Dominion University with a BS in Biology and International Business. I am a serial entrepreneur and i wear many hats….one just happens to be made of rhinestones.

My business journey begins with being the Fashion Designer and Sewing Instructor for Stretch Couture, a sustainable fashion brand. I started my business as a self taught seamstress but I have  since studied couture fashion under Marc Jacobs. I currently teach Fashion and Design at Baila Fuzion Dance and Creative Arts Center in Virginia Beach, VA.

I am also a Mobile NNA Certified Notary Loan Signing Agent.  I serve the Southside and the Peninsula areas of Hampton Roads.

​I spend most of my time serving my community as Ms. Plus Culture Galaxy 2021 (the very 1st “Plus” Culture Galaxy”).  Upon the completion of my reign in August 2021 I will step into the role of ANP/MCG Regional Pageant Director of VA, NC and GA so let me now if you want to know more about pageants. I am a Clean Water Captain with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Events Coordinator/ 2nd Vice President for the Pembroke Manor Civic League, and mentor with Envision Lead Grow. I am the Youth Committee Chair of the National Council of Negro Women Norfolk Section, Media/Communications Coordinator for the Tidewater Coalition For The People, member of the African American Cultural Center of Virginia Beach as well as a volunteer with the Virginia Beard Festival.

Currently I am building a new brand, The Sexxxy Unicorn, which is a number of products and services focused on Self-love, Self-discovery and Sisterhood. This includes the SeXXXy Sista Circle Podcast which is designed for professional women that embrace their sexy side because “SeXXXy is a state of mind!”

​When time permits, I love to travel, eat tasty things and shop for books that I will someday have time to read.  I love meeting new people, hosting and attending events so let’s connect!!!