"Whenever I feel like I need to refine myself to be like others, I have to remember that I have purpose in who I am. I am unique, and it’s important to remain true to you. And by doing that, you remind others to stay bold and authentic." Aaliyah Taylor, Exalting in Beauty
"My design is inspired by my culture. We are deeply spiritual people, and I can see myself in every customer."
"My gift is to share my story and the stories of the people, particularly women, who I am creating jewelry for. I am approaching fifty, and I wear my stories proudly: the lessons, the pain, and the love... I want to make people who have felt beaten down at some point in their lives feel powerful and important. I create art for the human condition."