GET TO KNOW: Tracy Wilson Mourning


Philanthropist Tracy Wilson Mourning is founder of the Honey Shine Mentoring Program. The organization is dedicated to the balance of mind, body and soul in girls and women. Its mission is to empower girls. In addition, Mourning is the CEO of Honey Child, a collection of bath and body products, created to encourage women to indulge in a moment of self-celebration.


Why did you start Honey Shine Mentoring Program?

In 2002, after a lot of soul searching, I founded the Honey Shine Mentoring Program. I wanted to make a difference in the lives of young girls. My commitment to the Honey Shine Mentoring Program is not only spiritually fulfilling, it also feeds my passion for inspiring future leaders.


Honey Shine Mentoring Program is an organization dedicated to the balance of mind, body and soul in girls and women. What does it mean to you to be a well-rounded woman?

Having the opportunity to absorb nurturing experiences that enlighten our paths and empower our futures.


The Honey Shine walk/run event in honor of women’s history month was held this March. What is the message associated with the event?

It is critically important as women to have a balanced and healthy lifestyle that includes clean eating and exercise.


The Honey Shine Mentoring Program encourages women to find balance in their lives by providing nurturing experiences. What experiences do the women have?

Our Lady Bugs (members) have the incredible opportunity to share their time and talent with young girls who need guidance. We teach our young girls how real women behave in a healthy sisterhood with respect and honor.


You have been a motivational speaker. What has been one of the key messages you provided to those who attended your talks?

Everyone should walk in her truth.


What has motherhood taught you about being well balanced?

It is okay to take good care of yourself in order to be the best for your children. It is healthy to recharge.


Aside from being a role model, motivational speaker, wife and mother, you are also a designer. What has been your most exciting design project to date?

Honey Child Oils


In Miami…


What is your ideal Sunday? Dinner with my husband and kids

What activity do you most enjoy doing with your kids? Reading

What does a romantic date look like for you? A quiet evening at home

What is one thing every tourist in Miami must do? Go to the beach at sunrise

Where do you go to get away from it all? I love the islands. I believe I will inevitably live on an island one day.


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