Within the 3:00 PM hour of August 22nd 2017, my Mother Linda Jiles made her transition but before you pull out the kleenex, I want to first say this is a 'tears of joy' kind of story for me although I continue to grieve my Mother's passing every single day. I am deciding to pay homage to my Mother by making this very special announcement within the three o'clock hour. Over the past 30 years, I have dedicated my life to performing arts and business consulting. When I completed my first speaking engagement early in my career, My Mom made the absolute most broken English and ebonics-inspired statement you could ever imagine, "You yo own self Oprah, Chile.' Mom always reminded me that because dyslexia had skipped a generation, I was somehow left to carry the torch and further a legacy where Cancer left very little time for my Mom to do so on her own. It's simple really. . . I get to own a television network. I get to transition into the opportunity to provide sponsorship and advertising opportunities for clients I have worked with over the years, businesses with whom I have witnessed tremendous growth, and children I have helped to empower. I'm not really sure how God chose me for something soo great but I am pretty clear on what's next. What's next is that the 56.4 million subscribers of Roku will have access to Toseima JTV. What's next is that all the content creators who have meaningful contributions to offer the world will have an opportunity to gain likes, empowerment, and prosperity for their initiatives. What's next is that sponsors of those tv shows will have an opportunity to spread the word about their brand. What's next is that every single moment in my life when I performed danced, acted, choreographed, produced, wrote programming, helped businesses grow, wrote business plans, and directed projects. . .(taking a breath and not closing the sentence). . . every moment of abuse and every moment of triumph, every single good thing and every single bad thing has all worked together for this next season of my life, our lives (proud run-on sentence ended now). What's next is that the daughter of Linda Jiles will get to do exactly what she has been called to do: pour in, empower, and expand opportunities for those of us deciding that winning together is possible. For more information about TOSEIMA JTV. Go to toseima.com
ABOUT THE OWNER
My name is Toseima J and I am a 'performing arts junkie' who coincidentally has worked with hundreds of companies as a business consultant. I love people and enjoy being inspired by the resilience of winners. I believe that our society spends tons of time attempting to prove worthiness and being 'good enough', based on the world's standards. I just want to be greater every day and I've dedicated nearly 30 years of my life to the arts; it is my 1st love. This is my way of advocating for myself and I'm grateful to have the opportunity to make people smile, feel joy, or be inspired by my passion.
For those who need titles, lists, and reference points to make hiring decisions here you are: I am the owner of a network named after myself. I've spent a ton of time studying, creating, and working with people who were/are masters in their respective crafts. I made sure that if a title was going to be added to my name, it is because someone far greater than me, claimed it to be true. With that being said, here is the list: I'm an Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Singer, Writer, Songwriter, Assistant Director, Blogger, Production Assistant, Stage Manager, Podcaster, TV show producer for The Speak Resilience Show, and network producer for Toseima JTV. I look forward to providing network programming that challenges, inspires, and uplifts the mindset of people through arts and business related content.
The greatest inspiration of my life was Linda Faye Jiles, and she was a lot of things to a lot of people but by the end of her life, I knew more about the kind of woman I wanted to be. My Mother passed away a few years ago and was not only my #1 advocate but she lovingly encouraged me to study something, ANYTHING other than the arts. As a result, I pursued a Double Bachelors of Science Business Degree in Marketing & Management; it was hard as hell but I am definitely a better artist because of education. I worked my way through school by utilizing business savvy and a ton of determination. I had many mentors and there were too many to name throughout my life but I love them all. Within the corporate world I prepared business plans, and worked many odd jobs including: being a public speaker for the Save Our Children Foundation, grant-writing, law firm, and developing business development projects to financially maintain my desire for remaining in the field of performing arts. Speaking of which, throughout high school and college I clinged to theater and utilized those experiences to challenge my vision in life. I've spent many more years as a dancer with training from Mrs. Howard with the Kids from Beasley, DuSable High School Cheerleading/Flag Girls, House O’Matics, HGT leadership, Bud Billiken Parades, Willow Creek Ministry Leadership, CCI dance ministry training and development program, LoYola University Arts groups, AWP, EWU Pep Squad, EWU Drama Club, Global Dance, Dance FX, and other respected organizations. I am grateful to have a fingerprint within the field of performing arts, prayerfully impacting hundreds of children and adults within over a quarter of a century in soul stirring movement and arts! It is safe to say that anything I set my mind toward, success is absolutely within reach. This is NOT me tooting my horn, this is me, telling you the 'good stuff'. To learn more about me check out Toseima.com /email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow my blog at speakresilience.com - hire me for your next project through creativeartsintl.com or take a listen to opinions through art, at my podcast https://anchor.fm/speakresilience. The grind is real.
Thank you for caring enough about my journey, to take the time to get to know me, just a little. I tried to make the 'about me' section sound good because that is the stuff people like to use in placing pedestals. The things which keep us humble is the ability to balance the good with the bad and there are truly layers of pain that pushed the 'good' to the top. This journey was not filled with pats on the back, it was actually met with many days of heartache, challenges, ridicule, criticism, bullying, theft of my work, ideas, vision, and all kinds of things which are not uncommon in an industry of creators. I'm not bitter about the hard part, just more aware of who I am in this world and that is a gift no one can take away; it empowers you to charter your own destiny. Everyone has a journey so I will leave you with the lessons of balancing in hopes of helping you be great: be yourself, learn from your mistakes, don't let anyone change your love for life, do your best, don't give up on your dreams, believe in yourself, hold your head up high, stay away from negativity, keep your thoughts positive, everyone who hugs you is not your friend; but they need hugs the most, don't make excuses-make moves, and dedicate time to doing at least one thing towards your dreams every single day, over and over again. I love you with the love every person deserves for just being human. Be well and continue to inspire greatness. Check out this Langston Hughes Poem - Be inspired!!
Mother to Son