Photographs of Queen Sheros

The Silver Living Legacies Extraordinaire: Women of Distinction (SLLEWD) is a massive photographic project that depicts twenty-four women who have and are making a difference in Atlanta. The Silver Living “Sheros” are all over sixty years of age. Through a unique photographic imaging process and autobiographical essays, the SIlver Living Legacies Extraordinaire will be accessible in a series of public, photographic exhibitions, as well as a black and white coffee table book highlighting each Shero. In honoring these Queen Mothers who are living legacies of knowledge, wisdom, love, strength of gentle character and kind hearts, we salute you! The comradery, familiarity, and friendship surrounds them with the spirit that has helped make Atlanta the city that it is.


You can see a sample of the Silver Living Legacies below.

Billye Suber Aaron

Teacher, Entrepreneur,
Philanthropist, & TV Personality
Billye Aaron

Xernona Clayton

Henrietta Antoinin

Past President Atlanta Life
Insurance Co-chairman of
Annual Freedom Fund Dinner,
a “Minister” who carries the
banner to aid and
assist others.

Densua Abayoni-Williams

Entrepreneur, Visual Artist, Master
Ivory Carver, Jewelry Designer &
Major Cultural Trendsetter
Densua Abayonni-Williams

Kathleen Bertrand

Kathleen Jackson-Bertrand

A Jazz Creative, Founder &
Executive Producer of
Bronzelens Film Festival

Xernona Clayton

Trumpet Foundation, Inc. Awards
Ted Turner Broadcast &
Foundation Chief Executive, TV
Host & Producer
Xernona Clayton

Leona Davenport

Leona Barr-Davenport

President & CEO of Atlanta
Business League, 2019 Most Admired CEO Award

Shirley Franklin

Former Mayor,
City of Atlanta 2002 – 2010
Shirley Franklin

Monica Pearson

Monica Pearson

TV Broadcast Journalist
– 37 years on Channel 2,
Author, Actress,
Retired WSB-TV News Anchor,
Radio Personality

Dr. Sakinah Y. Rasheed

Ph.D., PsyD, Licensed
Psychologist, “I am Spirit”
Dr. Sakinah Y. Rasheed