Kayisha Thomas, a 5x Published Author, successful female Photographer and Graphics Designer, growing YouTuber, Fashion Designer and Motivational Speaker was born and raised in London UK, not too far from the famous Wembley Stadium/ Arena. Kayisha grew up suffering with Eczema and extensive allergies. As a result of regular flare-ups, severe itching and irritation, her mum and dad had to pay strict attention to all ingredients in the food she ate. She soon learnt to take responsibility of her diet and began researching all food items. That led her to make her own food and drinks from scratch and ultimately inspired her friends and family to live a healthy lifestyle. Following the successful completion of a "WJEC Home Economic - Food and Nutrition" and "CIEH Food Safety in Catering" course, she is well qualified and experienced in this arena. She now creates videos and deliciously healthy recipes for her YouTube channel and KO Instagram followers, so she isn't just sharing her passion for health with her nearest and dearest, but also with the world. Subscribe to K London on YouTube and join 'The Krew'.
Kayisha's journey of faith started when she was a child, frequently attending Sunday school and she remembers being able to recite the Old Testament books in order. At the age of 21, Kayisha got baptised along with her two sisters (younger and older sister). It was a very joyous occasion for her parents and one she will never forget. In fact, she sees the day as a second birthday (born again). Kayisha uses her faith to keep her going strong in all areas of life and is always happy to share and inspire others through faith. She feels the love of God daily, knows the power of prayer and has experienced how faith can give you a vision for where you want to be compared to where you are now, and she continues to build on it. Following these experiences, she has a greater relationship with God and she injects hope, faith and positivity into her work; photography, YouTube, Author life, clothing collection and life relationships (All Things Kayisha).
Over the years, Kayisha embraced the fact that fashion is powerful. She always puts together creative outfits; especially for her birthdays, birthday photoshoots, other special occasions and always makes a conscious effort to match from head to toe. As a Fashionista, she loved that fashion is able to communicate bold statements, change the world, and as a result started creating her own garments. As well as that, she wasn't always pleased with the illustrations on t-shirts in store and had to do something about it. The Sophisticated K Clothing Collection started with baby clothes (onsies/ vests), but she soon released t-shirts for men, women, teens and children that campaign, inspire and uplift. Each Sophisticated K T-shirt Collection is available for purchase on the SK Spring Store and definitely has a purpose. Don't forget to take photos in your SK Tees, then tag and follow Sophisticated K Tees on Instagram.
In 2009, Kayisha wrote on her "My Life And Beyond" vision board, Sparks Sunglasses Line. Her love for sunglasses started when she was a teenager in high school, and wearing her sunglasses on her head became something she was known for. Her love for sunglasses never faded, her dream of bringing the line to reality never got left on her pillow, so when May 2019 came, she launched the Sparks Sunglasses Collection. She is very proud of the collection, and each exotically named pair that makes it up. The aim is to love and protect your eyes, whilst making you smile in your Sparks Sunglasses. Visit the site, check out the shades, order your pair and follow Sparks Sunglasses on Instagram. Don't forget to take your Sparks Selfie.
The relationship with a camera started when she was just a baby. The difference between now and then is that she was in front of the camera, and now she is behind it. She gets a great deal of pleasure from capturing marvellous family moments, conducting photoshoots, supporting charities, completing projects and bringing beauty to the world through photography. The fact that her parents took so much photos of her (and her siblings) growing up, then put a disposable camera, Polaroid and a digital compact camera in her hand; meant that she could continue to make memories last forever. Fortunately for the world, she self taught whilst in Florida, USA, was mentored by and shadowed high profile Dutch Photographer Frank Doorhof from Amsterdam, then completed a "City & Guilds Photo Imaging and Image Capture" course and passed with flying colours #Distinction. Now she is doing what she does best with Perfectly Captured Beauty Photography, which was established in August 2011. Watch the PCB Documentary It's Been 10 Years video on YouTube.
The art of writing has been a passion of Kayisha's from her childhood. She created her own poetry book, and titled each poem and ode she wrote. A poem she will never cease from being able to recite, is the one she so rightly titled "My Name Is Kayisha..." She penned short and sweet stories and one day knew she would publish one. As she got older, her love for literature deepened; she took A Level English Literature and studied an array of Award Winning Writers (William Shakespeare, Seamus Heaney, E. M. Forster, Sylvia Plath, Thomas Hardy and Maya Angelou).
In her late teens, she decided her next venture would be to write for magazines. Her articles were published, one in an AMSPAR Medical Exam Board magazine in 2009, another in the Niemann-Pick Disease Group UK newsletter and she consistently writes blogs for the Kayisha Online blog. She is no stranger to English Literature and Language, so it's no surprise that her second written book, but first book to be published became available on Thursday November 24th 2016.
Kayisha is now the Published Author of five books because, Quotes Of Faith And Inspiration was released on May 14th 2017 and follows the trailblazing success of Ounce Of Faith And Inspiration. She also published Measures Of Purpose In Life on February 26th 2018, her birthday and most recently, Mum And Dad, We Know What Love Is, her first children's book on February 14th 2019 - Valentine's Day. She also released the black and white edition of Ounce Of Faith And Inspiration on August 17th 2018, and the pages are graced with her soulful black and white sketches.
Join Kayisha on this journey as a Published Author, and get your copy of any of her books from the KO Book Store. She says "They're books that will impact your life tremendously!" See what readers are saying in book reviews. Information about events, videos and updates are coming soon.