Monica Watkins, successful Ford model, artist and philanthropist, combined her passion for helping others and an understanding of the power of art and created Art in Motion (AIM) in 2008. AIM serves as a platform to seek out and nurture young, disadvantaged youth, allowing them to reach their potential and enhance the world around them by setting an example of giving, hope and achievement. AIM emphasizes charity, social consciousness, artistic freedom and global harmony.
Through AIM, Monica has created art, music, fashion, and photography workshops to more than 1,300 children in Europe, Haiti, Asia, the Dominican Republic and America working with incredible organizations and programs. Over the past several years Monica has managed artists and created and hosted the Art in Motion TV/Radio Show at Urban Latino Radio. Additionally, Monica has shot and directed two documentary films, shot and art directed fashion and photography campaigns and organized/produced numerous charity events. Monica is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Beauty for Freedom, a New York City based anti-trafficking non-profit. Monica’s vision and immense contribution to Beauty for Freedom stems from her passion of assisting those who require help most. As an integral part of the team, she is determined to eradicate the global tragedy that human trafficking has become.
About Beauty for Freedom
Beauty for Freedom is an innovative, sustainable platform providing the industries of Beauty and Fashion with a means to raise awareness, accountability, and financial contributions for charitable foundations and non-profits who fight human trafficking globally.
Fall 2016, Beauty for Freedom will be producing a series of music, photography, jewelry-making and movement workshops in India meant to promote self-esteem and self-expression for survivors of sex-trafficking. Beauty for Freedom has been fierce in its mission to engage the industries of Beauty and Fashion as powerful allies in the fight to end human trafficking through public campaigns, workshops, and fundraising events.