Since 1994 Tanya has been an international known recording artist best known for her performance in the hit movie Sister Act 2 singing “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” and since expanded her title to author and speaker in 2009. She has presented lectures at various churches, her Butterfly Beautiful Conference for Girls and Young Women, The Urban League and many other venues. Three years ago, she married Michael Trotter, Jr., an American Gospel singer-songwriter/Recording Artist known for his soulful voice, yet humble approach to the stage. This power couple got married three years ago, and they are parents to four children (two girls and two boys).
BMWK: Can you share a little about the projects have you been working on?
Tanya: We have been really busy putting our heads together since we got married. We have a corporation called Heal Our World and we also have the I am Beautiful Corporation, where we mentor girls ages 8-17. We are parents of a 9 and 11 year old girl and we have a son we had together in our marriage who is nineteen months, and then we also have a teenage boy.
We have stage plays, and my husband is a songwriter so he wrote a new song that is the anthem for the I Am Beautiful Corporation and it’s called Butterfly Beautiful. It’s been really cool. We have Butterfly Beautiful conferences that we’ve been taking from state to state. We did that in March this year in Bowie, MD and it’s been quite successful. I’ve really been putting all of my energy into the social mission which is a God-esteem issue and not a self-esteem issue. Self-esteem can go up and down. If you teach children to have the foundation of God, then regardless of how you feel about yourself, you will always go back to a source that is greater than you. So it’s a God-esteem movement we started.