Polished Pearl Productions, LLC is a dream venture for its Creative Director, Taqwaa Falaq Saleem. This Savannah, Georgia native has always had an appreciation for polishing details. She humbly attributes any earthly success to God, her own discipline and strength, and to her endlessly supportive family.
Growing up as an apprentice to her planning expert mother, Sheri Saleem Scott, the Polished Pearl learned early the fundamentals of wedding and event planning. She decided to become a certified wedding planner and has planned events domestically and abroad. Taqwaa also adds a wealth of branding expertise, and professional and civic leadership training.
Her interests expand to etiquette and mastering manners. This former debutante and charm school graduate understands the value in being confidently aware of what’s appropriate in any setting. As a twelve year Girl Scout growing up and Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, Taqwaa acquired valuable life management and survival skills that she adds to the company.
Taqwaa is an English professor at her undergraduate alma mater, Savannah State University, and is currently working on her doctoral degree in educational leadership with an emphasis in higher education administration. She has held memberships in the National Council of Negro Women, the Junior League of Savannah, National Forum of Black Public Administrators, and the Links, Incorporated. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the Savannah State University Queen’s Council, as well as numerous academic and civic honor societies.
Sustained by her unwavering faith in God, Taqwaa is an active kingdom servant and leader at Living Hope Community Fellowship. In her spare time, she enjoys her beloved Godson Jayden Micah, traveling, entertaining, and public service.
Spending years intimately evolving under the auspices of her “village mothers”, Taqwaa believes in the strength of her person and constantly lifts her vision for life. Her “big sisters” like are always there to shed light on life’s experience and pull her coat tail if her perspective is clouded. This Pearl is God’s errand girl and polished in every detail.
The re-launch of Polished Pearl Productions, LLC is dedicated to her grandmother Shirley Rose Thomas and her late aunts, Martha Ree Byrd and Pearline Jones.
And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.~Luke 1:45