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Briana is a motivational speaker, advocate on behalf of foster youth and an artist and poet.  She is a henna artist, works with watercolors and mixed media and acting.  But what she loves most of all are animals and her love of food is

Due to her upbringing and her background filled with poverty, abuse and a lack of feeling safe, Briana entered the foster care system at the age of 15.  In an effort to heal her past, Briana has sought out methods of finding inner peace.  She stumbled upon yoga while attending Santa Monica College and has recently become a certified yoga instructor. unparalleled.  
Briana has shared her story and creativity with Congresswoman Karen Bass, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Jack Canfield, Malika Chopra and a variety of others.  

Briana has been involved in Stepping Forward LA's co-mentoring program since 2012 and participated in the first internship co-hort in 2013.  Since that time, she has helped facilitate programs for current foster youth and is excited about serving on the Advisory Council to continue to have a voice in creating needed programs for foster youth.  

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