Tonya Terry doesn’t fit any mold! This child of God has been blessed to be a boy mom, grandmother, fitness buff who champions the cause of curvy women and their quest to be seen as healthy, attractive and competent. In fact, Tonya’s life work is being a mentor to women and children who desire to experience their best life and she does it by living her best life.
Tonya is actually known by a lot of people for her years as a morning news anchor and reporter at several radio and television stations across the Southeast. It’s that effervescent, Southern charm that made her a household name. But the pandemic woke Tonya up to some of the possibilities and capabilities that she had never imagined. In early 2021, she literally stepped out on faith, stepped away from the Caucasian, male-dominated world of TV news in Alabama and branched out on her own! It is one of the best decisions she’s ever made!
Now, Tonya is enjoying a new position as the Marketing Director at Wesley Gardens Assisted Living in Montgomery. She is also building a network of women who want to change the world… one story, one project and one campaign at a time. Look out for her podcast, “Very Tonya Terry”, her new books, and her continued work with the annual WOW Walk, the EVE Expo and The WonderFULL World of Fashion!
Tonya created the WonderFULL World of Fashion that features only plus-sized models. She says it is a way to show these ladies they are beautiful just the way God made them. She also hosts EVE Expo which is a women's conference that has brought hundreds of women together annually to uplift and encourage each other. And to set a healthy example, she hosts the annual WOW Walk and an outdoor boot camp to share her secrets to losing weight and taking control of her wellness and fitness!
Most importantly, Tonya is an advocate for victims of domestic violence, bullying and any form of discrimination. She also works daily to maintain her passion for life and create a legacy for self-discovery, health & wellness and empowering women!