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This blog features inspired reading, words of wisdom, quick tips and fun bits to keep you smiling as you aspire to live your own dreams.

We are so happy to have you here, supporting our online community dedicated to helping everyone live their dreams because we know all too well that in order to help others, we must take care of ourselves. You truly deserve it!

What is the goal of I am. You are. Perfectly Imperfect?

Perfectly Imperfect, inspires people from all walks of life to live their dreams. This is accomplished through hands-on opportunities, workshops, events, awareness and advocacy efforts, or any combination of these strategies. You determine your level of engagement. In addition, I Am. You Are Perfectly Imperfect offers information and inspiration to help you live your dream life.

  • Kristle Millen M.Ed, Founder, CEO

    Kristle has her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Illinois University, with a Type 04 certification, a Special Needs Endorsement and a Post Doctorate with a Certificate of Advance Studies in Curriculum and Instruction with an Endorsement in (ESL) English as a Second Language.

    Kristle works with children and families for the City of Chicago currently for 9 years now as an Educator to the children of our communities and as a mentor and supervisor to our up and coming future teachers.

    Kristle has a vision of a world where people learn to respect, accept, and embrace the differences between us, as the core of what makes life so fascinating.

  • Kerese Millen M.Ed, Founder,CEO

    Kerese has her Master's in Teaching, Learning and Assessments, with her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Kerese just completed her Post Doctorate with a Certificate of Advance Studies in Curriculum and Instruction with an ESL endorsement.

    Kerese works with children and families for the City of Chicago currently for 9 years now as an Educator to the children of our communities and as a mentor and supervisor to our up and coming future teachers.

    Kerese vision is to empower others to embrace themselves for who they are as being Perfectly Imperfect.

  • Amanda Jones, COA

    .Amanda was born and raised on the westside of Chicago IL, where negative energy was all around her, but she remained grounded and on the correct path. She holds a Associates of Science and is a certified phlebotomist, her goal is to complete her BSN. She has been with her husband for 13 years 9 of which they have been happily married and to that union two beautiful, outgoing caring kids were born. (Amariana & Anthony Jr). Amanda has her hands in alot of different pops, she started her own non for profit organization in 2012 "Women In Motion Inc" where she and other like minded women mentor young girls and also give back to their communities. She is also an Easter Star and the proud owner/printer of S2S Custom Apparel. Amanda always says her life wasn't easy but she is grateful to God for each and every test she has been through because without a test she couldn't share her testimony! Amanda is perfectly imperfect because she bends but does not break.

  • Nieshah Dismukes-Barry

    Nieshah was born on the South side of Chicago​​. She was raised in an wonderful two parent household were she learned about love, loyalty and leaving a legacy.  Although Nieshah experienced many tragic situations, it didn't harden her heart. It made Nieshah want to help change the world in any way, shape or form. She decided to go to college to start her journey of changing the world.  She currently holds a Associates in Accounting, a BS from DePaul University, a MBA from Governors State along with two and half years of her PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University. She has an amazing family. She’s been married to a wonderful man since January of 2018. She is a mother of an awesome and amazing young man.  Nieshah wears many hats. Nieshah is a tutor in Accounting, Finance and Math. Nieshah helps others with financial planning. Nieshah is a Project manager with Marbury Properties. Nieshah is in the process of starting a business that will include natural beauty products and edible sweets. Nieshah's dream is to open two homes for battered Men, Women and children.  She's an Eastern Star. Nieshah is a member of WIMBA, Women in Ministry and Business Alliance where she is the Vice President of the Leadership Council. Nieshah is a part of FSM, Filling Station Ministries where she is the financial advisor and treasurer. Along with being apart of WIMBA and FSM, Nieshah is a part of Women In Motion Inc. She loves to volunteer and give back to the community.  She a faithful believer in the saying, "it takes a village to raise a child". Nieshah is very family oriented and believes that family isn't just the people that carry the same DNA strand. Although Nieshah's life hasn't been easy she has learned how to make the best out of every situation. With God being the head of her life she knows that Faith moves mountains. Nieshah has the mindset of being Unapologetic and being a better virtuous woman daily.  Being apart of an organization that walks in and believes

  • Akhia Palmer, CMO

    Hello my name is Akhia Palmer and I'm a proud mother of a busy toddler who has stolen my heart. Many people say that you are a product of your environment, which can be positive or negative. I decided to take the positives and learn from mine and others negative experiences. My family as well as my neighborhood (Cabrini Green) has taught me to go after your dreams, stay positive through the good and bad and to never forget where you have come from. My life experiences has helped me to become who I am today which I think I'm pretty dope 😊