Tonya Lewis Taylor Releases First Book “Be You, Not Her”

CEO and recording artist Tonya Lewis Taylor released her first book, “Be You, Not Her.”
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CEO and recording artist Tonya Lewis Taylor released her first book, “Be You, Not Her.”

A former background vocalist for Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey, and a former publicist for A-list artists such as Jay-Z, Kanye West, Pitbull, and Bow-Wow, Taylor turned her passion for youth, education, music and entertainment into the award-winning multi-million dollar I WILL GRADUATE Youth Development Agency and Entertainers 4 Education Alliance and founded NYC’s I WILL GRADUATE DAY annual city-wide celebration.

“Be You, Not Her” was birthed out of Taylor’s lifelong journey of self-discovery - a journey that allowed her to love and embrace her uniqueness and pass that knowledge and wisdom onto other women. It’s a guide for navigating life as a woman who has learned that everything you are - and every experience - is based on understanding how your unique gifts and talents fit into the world.

When asked about the release of “Be You, Not Her”, Taylor said, “I’m so excited for the release of my new book! I hope everyone who reads it feels inspired to embrace their unique talents and do what they have been created to do.”

You can find more information about “Be You, Not Her” and Tonya Lewis Taylor at www.tonyalewistaylor.com

About Tonya Lewis Taylor:

CEO/Philanthropist/Singer-Songwriter and Author Tonya Lewis-Taylor is the Co-Founder/Executive Director of I WILL GRADUATE Youth Development Agency and Entertainers 4 Education Alliance, a non-profit organization that enlists celebrities and high-profile individuals to stress the importance and coolness of being educated, headquartered in New York City.

Taylor's work has been celebrated by New York City Mayors de Blasio and Bloomberg, as well as NYS Governors Cuomo and Patterson for outstanding service—declaring I WILL GRADUATE DAY for the city and state of New York.

A former celebrity publicist/marketing executive in the music industry, her work includes a tenure at Roc-A-Fella Records. A gifted and multifaceted performer, she made Billboard's Top 15 with her single, "Thank You" with the release of her debut album "Delayed But Not Denied", and again hitting Billboard's Top 20 with a song from her 2016 sophomore album, I've Got To Win entitled, "I'm a Winner". She has been featured throughout the media and is the recipient of numerous other awards and recognitions. Taylor has a new CD due out later this year entitled “I Am More than a Conqueror.”

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