La-Toya Scott is a writer, spoken word artist, and teacher. She has an B.A from Florida State University in English Literature, and a minor in business. Scott also has her Masters in English Literature and is striving to earn a Doctoral degree in English Literature with a focus in Black Feminist/Womanist theory at the University of Florida. As the President, and Founder of Shades of Melanin Inc. she strives to inspire other women of color to love and value themselves. She hopes to continue forwarding messages that help women of color believe they are magic, while realizing that their issues and struggles are worth registering as real and important.