About The Founder

 

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient
 bearing with one another in love.

 

Shay Chinyere Fidel Cross, is first and foremost a child of God. Shay just loves Jesus, and has dedicated her life to being a servant for God. 

Shay is Canadian born and raised . She identifies as multi-ethnic - Afro-Caribbean.  Her mother is Jamaican of West African and European ancestry and her Father is of Nigerian ancestry. 

Shay from birth has always been an Artist, and Humanitarian and deeply concerned with the state of humanity. Shay is alumni from the University of Toronto and spreads the gospel through humanitarian efforts, the arts and media mediums. At UOFT Shay was deeply rooted in the research of critical race theory (CRT),an intellectual academically organized framework of legal analysis based on the scientific construct that race is not a natural, biologically grounded feature of physically distinct subgroups of human beings but a socially constructed (culturally invented) category that is used to oppress and exploit people of colour. In simpler terms race is a social construction, there is no biological basis for the oppression of others simply because of skin colour. Humans come in all shapes and sizes but the categorical differences to oppress others has no basis. Critical race theorists hold that racism is inherent in the law and legal institutions of North America and across white hegemonic patriarchal societies to create and maintain social, economic, and political inequalities between whites and nonwhites, especially people of colour across America and Canada. Shay has been studying this school of thought since she was 17 in order to understand the world around her and has realized that this society is a white hegemonic patriarchal society built to suppress vulnerable women and children, specifically women and children of colour. And because of her own traumas related to these sociological intersections she is dedicated to making a difference in this world. 
Shay is also a survivor and fighter and has faced many adversities and trauma as both a child and young adult but by God's amazing grace she still managed to graduate from the University of Toronto with a Honours Bachelors of Arts degree in 2017.
Shay majored in the Arts, Media,Semiotic Communications and Sociology.

At UofT Shay how ever studied a variety of studies she studied Book and Media Studies, Critical race theory (CRT), Sociology, Philosophy, Political Science,The Effects of Mindfulness on Psychological Health,Advertising, Art History, African & Caribbean Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Men and Masculinity Studies, Psychology, Writing and Rhetoric, Business Writing, Binary Oppositional Theory and in her final year Religion and Theology.  

Shay grew up in a very strict Afro Caribbean household singing in the choir as both a child and adult and first accepted the Lord as her saviour at the age of 13 and once again in 2017 after going through a series of traumatic events and being deceived by new age spiritualism. The word of God has always been a source of comfort for Shay during any trying time, and that is why as a practicing Theologist she incorporates it into every area of her life. 

 This non-profit ministry is a vehicle to let other young people and children know that they are not alone and that there is life after abuse and trauma. :)