Monique Riley is passionate about health and looking after one’s body. She is an advocate for self-defense, which she believes plays a crucial role in empowering women. Riley professes that self-defense training teaches women skills that facilitate the setting of healthy physical and emotional boundaries. After a terrifying personal encounter where Riley’s self-defense skills proved necessary, she vowed to educate and train other young women in the craft. She now works closely with an experienced coach to run boxing clases specifically for women.
Riley has a Bachelor's in Creative Industries degree with a focus in Fashion and Acting. She loves bringing joy to audiences through performance art, and the fact that the practice allows her to become anyone and anything in a given moment. She has always loved the entertainment industries since a young age, beginning with taking dance classes most afternoons after school.
Riley currently works as an actress and executive assistant and is working to create her own fashion line.
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