Kadidiatou Touré is half Malian, half Senegalese, born in Senegal but having spent most of her  formative years in the US.  She  grew in a very much traditional Senegalese / Malian family – ate the local food, was raised with the associated values and with the related expectations about what one was to become in life, so she  studied economics, international development, gender and political science and worked most of her  life in development organizations.


  She  has always however had a bit of a creative streak. She  loves everything that is beautiful, from physical environments to fashion.  She has  a deep seated love for women.  She  finds that they embody beauty through their grace and strength, and find that their empowerment is the key to the world's advancement.


And she  also loves human relations, hearing people's stories, understanding different experiences and exchaning.