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TyWanda (Ty) was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and 

as most teenagers raised in a Christian up-bringing, Ty experienced growing pains related to being a normal adolescent. However, she quickly noticed that she was peculiar and that God had a purpose for her life. Ty became a licensed minister in October 2010 and was ordained in October of 2012

In July of 2013, after becoming very drained realizing she was at the beginning stages of depression. She had been there before and definitely didn’t want to experience it again.

She prayed, cried, and that’s when it hit her, she was in disguise, she was not living as her authentic self. She was barely surviving from a place of hurt, trauma, wanting acceptance, and the biggest disappointment was that everyone thought she was perfectly okay.


After days of meditating, taking self-inventory, praying, and going through a major self-revival that led to a total reset, Ty looked in the mirror and in an attempt to affirm herself the words that poured out of her mouth was  “I Am Unmasked and that's when the real work began.

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