Monica Watkins

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 1,500 children in Europe, Haiti, SE Asia, Asia and America working with incredible organizations and programs. Monica is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Beauty for Freedom (BFF), a New York City based anti-trafficking non-profit. Through BFF’s travel abroad teaching programming and advocacy, hundreds of survivors of sex trafficking and at-risk youth have been cultivated globally through the arts, music and fashion projects. These empowerment initiatives are meant to promote self-esteem and self-worth.