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Personally, Alyscia Cunningham is a granddaughter, daughter, wife, mother of 3, sister, aunty, friend, artist, advocate, writer, Pisces, dreamer, truth seeker, positive thinker, adventurer, traveler, hiker, teacher, student...and her journey continues.

Professionally, Alyscia is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, filmmaker and photographer who has contributed National Geographic, Discovery Channel, America Online and the Smithsonian Institution. Alyscia is also the CEO of a Maryland Home Improvement company, Uprising Builders, LLC, specializing in custom home renovation and design.

After the success of Cunningham's first book, Feminine Transitions: A Photography Celebration of Natural Beauty she continues her contribution to social-change with her new book and upcoming documentary film, I Am More Than My Hair: My Outward Appearance Does Not Define Me.

Alyscia leads the Washington DC Metro Chapter of Moms-In-Film (MIF), the VP of the MD Chapter of American Mothers Inc (AMI)., and also one of the FrontLine Voices for Stop the Beauty Madness, a campaign focused on changing the dynamics of beauty globally.

After the production of her current project, Alyscia plans to continue producing documentary films and coffee table books with a focus on social-change. Her goal for the near future is to also direct and produce theatrical films. Read more about Alyscia on