About Kenyatta

Kenyatta is a woman who knows what she wants and goes after it. She’s determined to be a global icon and her mission is to show her plus-sized line at New York’s Fashion Week.

Growing up as a plus-sized girl in the small town of Meridian, Miss., Kenyatta recognized at an early age that there were few fashion options. Groomed with her mother’s love of bright colors and extravagant gowns and her father’s love of imported shoes and tailored suits, this fashion diva was born ready to take on the fashion world! While nursing her mother, René, through breast cancer, Kenyatta realized that life is precious and she left the corporate world to follow her true passion—fashion. Kenyatta took matters into her own hands and established her plus-size clothing line, Bella René, Inc in 2007. The business is affectionately named after her mother, who survived her fight with cancer and invested in her daughter’s dream.

The youngest of three children, Kenyatta attended college at Jackson State University in Mississippi. She graduated with a degree in Political Science and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration.