Whether Iyanla Vanzant is fixing your life, Shaun T is working it out or India.Arie is getting it together, you will not leave the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience without feeling uplifted and encouraged. See our full line-up of speakers to appear at ESSENCE Empowerment Experience during ESSENCE Festival weekend.view gallery...
Esperanza Spalding, the four-time Grammy Award winning jazz bassist, cellist and singer, will take the ESSENCE Fest stage for the first time in 2015. The 30-year-old songstress has graced stages all over the world with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Patti Labelle, Prince and Alicia Keys.
Underneath all of her accolades and accomplishments, Esperanza speaks out against various injustices against women and more. She has her own initiative to stop human trafficking called Free the Slaves and was a part of Lifetime’s Ban Bossy campaign. These qualities and more make her a perfect pick for #WomanCrushWednesday. If you have yet to fall in love with her exceptional self-composed music or her soft yet powerful singing voice, it’s about time you give her a try, especially before she hits the #EssenceFest stage.