Singer Mya was spokesperson for Secret to Self Esteem from 1998 to 2001.
In 2005, Mya founded TMATF: The Mya Arts & Tech Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing disadvantaged youth growth and opportunity through arts & technology education, where she serves as both executive director and teacher.
She an advocate of breast cancer, as her mother is a survivor. In 2006 & 2007, she collaborated with the Lifetime Television Network in the Stop Breast Cancer for Life campaign, recording “My Bra” a song sold on iTunes donating 100% of proceeds to breast cancer research.
In 2007, Mýa was also the internationally featured artist in Heatherette’s Fashion Show for Lifeball in Vienna, Austria to fight Global AIDS, hosted a fundraiser for Skool’d to aid homeless LGBT youth, and advocated gay rights by opening the Out 100 Awards.
In 2009, she continued her philanthropic efforts by chairing a 2009 Operation Smile Event, participating in the literary project, “If I’d Known Then: Women in Their 20′s and 30′s Write Letters to their Younger Selves”, by Ellen Spraggins, and accepting an honoree award for her work with the NSAL and continued support of animal welfare.
Mya continued her social efforts in 2010 by partnering with Cyndi Lauper's TRUE COLORS: Give A Damn PSA, NOH8 campaign, NSAL 2010, and assisting in various Haiti relief efforts, among other philanthropic initiatives.
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