“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” 
― Maya Angelou

I create spaces for people to fall in love with who and how they are.
— Tanya Turton

Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Toronto, Tanya Turton is a Creative Entrepreneur and Wellness Educator. Tanya has committed her practice to empowering self-love and holistic wellness. Tanya describes her calling by saying "I facilitate and provide space for people to fall deeper in love with who and how they are". Wellness and mental health became close to her heart when her older sister, who she describes as a beauty pageant socialite, died by suicide. This event forever changed her life and her investment in community healing. In 2012, she graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelors of Social Work degree. She later went on to complete the George Brown Entrepreneurship program in 2014. NiaZamar Redefining Beauty launched 2015 and Adornment Stories graduated it’s first cohort in 2018. The spaces created by Tanya have grown to be a movement. Her vision is to build collective care spaces that remind people there is no need to simply survive, we can thrive.

Email: Tanyaturton@gmail.com


“Overall there is no better person to lead this workshop than Tanya Turton. She is so thoughtful, caring and genuinely cares about our healing. I met Tanya almost four years ago and I can say I am a better person through knowing her. Every person she meets, every soul she touches is impacted in the best way possible. She encourages me to live freely. She reminds me I am more than what I have experienced; I am capable and worthy. Tanya understands the nuances of being a black women and attempting to heal: the difficulties of naming our pain and trauma, our inability to sit on it and rather the ways we feel we must fix ourselves.”
— - Pascale Diverlus , Co-founder Black Lives Matter Toronto
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“As a facilitator, Tanya accesses individuals in a way that leaves an impression that lasts a life time. She is a leader in her community sharing with us through humor, pop culture, and self-knowledge. Through attending her workshops, I have learned to make wigs, felt empowered to start a business and/or understand how sacred my labour is, and be kinder to myself as a being on this earth. I strongly believe there is no one better in Toronto to lead an aesthetically empowering resource for Black femme identified people.”
— - Kamika Peters , Community Artist


Wellness Social Enterprises

NiaZamar: Redefining Beauty 

Adornment Stories 

Trap My$tic 


Arts Based Wellness Educator

Art With Impact Educator 

Keynotes | Workshops | Panels 



Storytelling with art and media

Hair Artist | Make-up Artist 

Writer | Creative Director 

Photographer | Content Creator 



“In the time that I have known Tanya, she has exhibited exceptional commitment and passion to the organization and community development and engagement in general. Participants of the program have praised her for her work. I am extremely impressed with her dedication and work ethic to this project and to the organization.” 

— Stachen FrederickExecutive Director, BrAIDS for AIDS

“creativity keeps the world alive, yet, everyday we are asked to be ashamed of honoring it, wanting to live our lives as artists. i’ve carried the shame of being a ‘creative’ since i came to the planet; have been asked to be something different, more, less my whole life. thank spirit, my wisdom is deeper than my shame, and i listened to who i was. i want to say to all the creatives who have been taught to believe who you are is not enough for this world, taught that a life of art will amount to nothing, know that who we are, and what we do is life. when we create, we are creating the world. remember this, and commit.”
― Nayyirah Waheed



Listen to a blend of mystical and practical advice and reflections lead by life experience and intuitive knowing.


Alchemy worksheets

Each worksheet will provide practical and informative step by step tools for cultivating the life you want.

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"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

- Maya Angelou