Kenzy Ifasekemi Lou
Kennedi “Kenzy” Hammonds professionally known as Kenzy “Ifasekemi” Lou (She/Her) is a Program Associate at Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA). Kenzy has been a passionate holistic healthcare practitioner since 2016, beginning her journey by specializing in natural hair care products and personal training. However, her calling was more profound than hair; it extended to the holistic well-being of the Black/African American community, with a specific focus on empowering Black women. Kennedi’s journey is a testament to unwavering dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence. She is a Certified Full Spectrum Doula through Childbirth International, a seasoned Life/Business/Spirit Coach, and, most importantly, a devoted mother to two exceptional children.
Over seven remarkable years, Kennedi has achieved incredible feats. Her work has graced the pages of numerous magazines, and she’s secured prestigious grants, including the Detroit Is Us grant. This grant paved the way for the establishment of her non-profit organization, Queen’s Korner, in 2021. She has also initiated the heartwarming Snack Pack Giveback, distributing snack packs and essential wellness kits during the holiday season. She has also received the Community Ester Award from O.E.S. Ruth Chapter, commending her for her community service efforts within the city of Detroit.
Kennedi’s commitment to equitable care for Black/African American families is unwavering. She recently received her Associate degree from Schoolcraft College where she focused on childhood development and Social Work and became a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She is currently on the path to obtaining her bachelor’s degree in health and human services, with a vision to become a Community Health Worker. Her ultimate goal is to earn a Ph.D. in Social Work and Community Building, where she will passionately advocate for equitable infant and maternal health while tirelessly fighting for economic equality within Black/African American communities.