We had the good fortune of connecting with Takishia Demeritte and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Takishia, what do you want people to remember about you?
I want my legacy to be a vision of love and hope, a commitment to create positive change in the community. I believe it is important to not just talk about change but implement positive solutions to enhance our community. So often we sit around and talk about what is wrong in the community, never offering solutions on how to fix what is wrong , not just put a bandaid on the situations at hand, but really sit down and get to the bottom line and come up with creative positive solutions. Let’s stop talking about the problems and start talking solutions. I would like to be remembered for being a strong advocate for our youth and young adults . Equipping them with love , knowledge, showing them how to get involved and give back to there community. I want people to remember my strength, my drive and determination to succeed in all I set out to do, to remember my love for God and My strong Faith!
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Living in Miami/Broward ,Fl it’s many exciting things to do. Never a dull moment, something is always going on , from sporting events, concerts, festivals you name it . Aventura mall in Miami is a hot spot! You can shop , eat and take in a movie ! Gulfstream in Hallandale is another must go to .. you can take in the casino as well as shop and eat . They also have a bowling alley and many other things you can find to do. Hard Rock in Hollywood is the place to be from the clubs at night , to shopping and dining by day. And the experience of staying in a Guitar shaped hotel. Wynwood in Miami is a great place entertainment district. Wynwood displays amazing artwork, breweries, restaurant and dance venues and of course shopping! With instagram on the rise, places like candytopia in Adventura mall , Museum of illusions in Miami are great places to take great pictures for the gram. Blue Ginger seafood steakhouse in Miramar is a great hibachi style restaurant with excellent food . GG’s waterfront in Hollywood is a great restaurant with an awesome view of the water You can find plenty to do for everyone!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to shoutout my late Grandparents: Walter & Cathrine Roundtree, James Bendross and Eli & Ann Demeritte Sr each one of them molded, guided and encourage my strong Faith in God, and taught me how to have the determination to succeed in life. My mother Shavonne Bendross for believing in me. My children the “tripod “ Josh, Jess & Jayy my biggest cheerleaders ! They always have my back My church family Koinonia Worship Center & Village for being supportive and encouraging, always keeping me grounded. I would like to shout out some amazing small businesses that always show love and support in all we do, Chillicious Edibles and Events , Ché Concierge Services LLC, Heavenly Sweet Addiction, Sweet Suga Baby , Let’s Create Something & Two Girls and A Ball. Go follow them on ig and check them out. Tell them Amanda’s House Inc. Sent you!
Nominate Someone: ShoutoutMiami is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.