The founder of Purple Lipstick Ministries is Nioka Stuckey. She founded the organization May 2017 after distinctly hearing God instruct her to share her story and her past struggles with low-self esteem and low-self worth. Nioka quickly noticed a rise in the number of girls and women she encountered that had fallen victim to the attacks of their identity.
Her background in Child and Family Welfare and Crisis Intervention coupled with her participation with the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program exemplifies Nioka's passion for helping others. Nioka is a bestselling author and an endorsed Self-Love Ambassador and she enjoys spending time with family and friends and journaling in her spare time.
Growing up in a large city where drugs, gangs, and violence was the norm, I was faced with the realization that the lives and livelihood of many of my childhood friends and family members would be forever changed, but not necessarily for the good. This reality, while daunting, has been the pillar of the changes I've made in my life.
In reflecting on the days of being a new recruit in the military, I recall how the encouragement, inspiration and motivation of the Cadre instilled a sense of self-worth and determination in me. I learned that when life gives you a million reasons to quit, you show up with a million and one reasons to persevere. It was then that I became committed to helping others discover their dreams, overcome obstacles, and set S.M.A.R.T (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely) goals.
It is my sincere desire to be a positive and uplifting influence for others. I know that my divine purpose is to love the hurt out of people. As a voice to the voiceless, a friend to the friendless, hope to the hopeless, and a beacon of light in the midst of darkness, I am committed to guiding people out of their pitfalls of life. I am your personal cheerleader for the best version of YOU.