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Multi-faceted artist, actor, and book author Katie Chonacas aka Saint Kyriaki has always been best known for her unconventional ways of expressing her artistry, creativity, and massive love for humanity. Recently, she ventured into yet another remarkable project by launching her own non-fungible token (NFT) collection known as “11 Pillars of Katie Chonacas” on the Hey Layer Marketplace to help a young girl from the Philippines, Renalyn Era. All the proceeds of one of the NFTs known as “The Humanitarian” will be donated to Renalyn to support her life and education in her country.
Chonacas has been sponsoring Renalyn Era for over two decades now. She met Renalyn through Children International, a program that helps children around the world. While Renalyn has already graduated from the program, Chonacas decided to continue giving her support to ensure that she is more than able to make a good life for herself and her family in the Philippines.
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The remarkable NFT collection on Hey Layer showcases Katie’s colorful life. Each NFT represents a period in her life and career that also pays tribute to her work as an artist and her passion for life as a human being. It is designed to inspire others to see themselves in the artworks and to be encouraged to pursue big feats in life no matter where they come from. Through the artwork, Chonacas strives to spark an inner fire among people and help them realize their full potential so they, too, can live life in freedom.
The biggest motivation behind Katie’s NFT collection is women’s empowerment and exploring divine feminine in all genders. She aspired to be a trailblazer, community developer, and someone who brings people within the NFT community so they can enjoy its many possibilities. At present, there are only 5% of women in the NFT world. Katie’s intention is to be instrumental by encouraging more women to take their place within the blockchain and realize their dreams. By collaborating with the Hey Layer platform, women can develop their own NFT brand and mint their collection within the platform.
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Apart from continuing her humanitarian and women empowerment efforts, Chonacas has big goals for herself as she’s taking actionable steps of becoming a household name in the entertainment business as an on-screen, film and voice-over actor. Additionally, she will continue to utilize her voice to be an influential NFT artist and be one of the female leaders thriving within the blockchain. In a few years from now, she sees herself speaking on a TED Talk and discussing how women can create endless opportunities in the NFT space. Chonacas also envisions herself becoming one of the most prominent names when it comes to speaking in blockchain events, including the annual Art Basel in Miami, NYC NFT which has a worldwide audience.
Katie’s (saint kyriaki) poetry and spoken word film that she directed is now up and running in an art exhibition with DOMANCE, The World’s First Immersive NFT Dome Art Exhibition in the Domelandia Metaverse & Searchlight Spatial Galleries. Some fellow NFT artists include QUAZR Music, Dreams Lost in Time, Jessica Yatrofsky, Studio Paiman, Pilar Cote & Audri Phillips to name a few.
In addition, Kitty Grier, CEO of NFT GIRL GANG invited Chonacas to showcase her NFT art at ETH DENVER in collaboration with Harmony Protocol all week which is happening now.
Katie is looking forward to seeing more women taking bold steps to join the blockchain through her “11 Pillars of Katie Chonacas” project. More women need to realize that they need not fear running after their dreams no matter how big and impossible they may seem. They need the mind set for growth, the educational tools, a loving community and the confidence to do what needs to be done in order to get to their destination. Chonacas is here to support make this happen for you. Tune in to Katie’s popular Podcast to learn more, “She’s All Over the Place” which focuses on NFTs and Women Empowerment. Check out the “11 Pillars of Katie Chonacas” on the Hey Layer Marketplace