KEYUNA FAYE WEBSTER
Founder/Executive Director/CEO of LoveYuna Outreach, Inc.
Owner, Kay’s Kakes and Georgia Anger Academy
Keyuna Faye Webster is a resilient example of “Empowerment for the Powerless.” Born to unwed parents (to include a teenage mother), she faced abandonment and countless other ills before the tender age of eight. Despite the subsequent emotional, physical and mental wounds, Keyuna picked up the pieces of her life and blossomed into a highly respected, accomplished and admirable businesswoman and community servant. With faith as the foundation of her life, she considers herself, first and foremost, a child of God. She’s also a mother, entrepreneur, empowerment speaker, Certified Anger Management Counselor, and Life Skills Management Coach. Keyuna accepted Christ at just 11 years old, joining her grandmother as a faithful member of Woodman Hills Missionary Baptist Church. Outside of her faith in God, Keyuna attributes her success to the loving guidance and support of her late grandmother, Elizabeth Stigger and aunt Dorothy L. Stigger.
A native of Flora, MS, Keyuna struggled with peer relationships and acceptance as a child. As a result, she nearly succeeded in her attempt at suicide at age 15. Given a second chance at life, she also feels blessed and chosen to be entrusted by God to give birth at the age of 16. This pivotal moment in her life caused her to cancel her plans to drop out of high school. Determined not to be defeated, she proudly graduated from Madison Central High School in 1998, totally defying the many naysayers who were compelled to believe she would never “make it.”
In addition to attempted suicide and teenage pregnancy, the totality of challenges Keyuna has faced include molestation, sexual abuse, child abuse, parental substance abuse, bullying, depression, homelessness, failed relationships, self-hate, low self-esteem, and domestic violence, along with the sudden deaths of her grandmother and aunt.
Nevertheless, these experiences gave her every reason to strive to be a blessing to others. Focused on a future that would be better than her past, Keyuna moved to Atlanta, GA in 2013 and continued her career in Property Management/Real Estate, a vocation she embraced in 2007. In October of 2015, Webster published her domestic violence story via Facebook; the date was exactly nine years from the date of her first encounter with the devil himself, the name to which she assimilates domestic violence. Accordingly, she began saving lives through social media with her story being viewed more than 50,000 times in just one week.
Totally committed to making a difference, Keyuna is the proud Founder/Executive Director/CEO of LoveYuna Outreach, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that assists individuals and families affected by domestic violence and/or sexual abuse with supportive services in the metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. She is also the owner of Kay’s Kakes and Georgia Anger Academy, both of which are subsidiaries of LoveYuna Outreach, Inc. Webster was also the Founder/Executive Director of The Precious Jewelz Drill Team, Inc., a very well respected pillar in her community. The team was formed in April 2009 in Jackson, MS as a nonprofit organization encouraging young girls in the community (including her own daughter) through the art of dance and expression.