Through her work as an educator, mentor, entrepreneur, and author of Consciously Beautiful: I Am Enough, Ardre Orie has dedicated her life to empowering women. After teaching for six years and serving as an assistant principle for 4 years, she founded the Pink Wish Foundation, a 501(c)(3), to alleviate economic distress and self-destructive behaviors in girls ages 8–18, which currently provides services to over 500 families in Florida and Georgia. Her cosmetic lines I Love Me and I Love Me Organics seek to inspire new generations of girls to live consciously beautiful lifestyles and take a stand against media messages that demean and devalue women. In June of 2013, Orie furthered that goal by launching I Love Me Magazine, an online and print publication devoted to spreading the message that true beauty comes from within.

When asked why she decided to write the Lipstick Monologues, Orie had the following to say:  “I felt compelled to write the Lipstick Monologues as an extension of my first book Consciously Beautiful: I Am Enough.  I wanted to provide a voice that would mirror the true sentiments and thoughts of women and girls in today’s society as well as create a platform for aspiring actresses”.  The Lipstick Monologues will lead audiences through a journey towards inspiration, triumph and love of self.

You can learn more about Ardre Orie and her mission at her website www.iamArdreOrie.com.