“My parents said that I came into the world, screaming and hollering. I’d like to think that I was merely protesting!” Clara Freeman
Happy Monday! It’s a beautiful day every day when we can open our eyes and say “Thank you lord” for allowing me to see another day of following my dreams, speaking my truths and living a life of purpose and possibility. I believe the universe hears and receives your offerings. So, I begin my mornings thanking God for loving me, guiding me and carrying me through the storms.
I awakened from a fitful sleep in 2008, determined to create a platform for women, that would champion the voice of the “underdog” and empower the power that we possess. I’d always served in some capacity of leadership, whether advocating for children in their communities and schools or recording the stories and voices of the elderly, who felt forgotten in the anesthetic environment of the hospital where I worked as a young nurse. My belief is that I’m being my best self when my work helps others and leads to positive change in some small space of their living. I’m happy with the work that I’ve done over the years and the achievements I’ve accomplished in the process, but I know there’s much I still need to do.
There are plans to revisit my memoirs. I’ve attempted the process many times:) I remain focused on championing the voice of the “voiceless” and promoting Unleash Your Pearls Empowering Women’s Voices to women and the men that love and support them, on a global scale. I concede that my time, like yours, is valuable and therefore, I need to concentrate on doing valuable and meaningful work.
My mission is to ensure that this book, Unleash Your Pearls, lands in the hands and on the hearts and minds of every woman and man, in the nation who seek to unleash their authentic voice and live a more authentically empowered life.
I humbly ask your assistance in this endeavor. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a signed author’s copy for yourself and for all the warrior women in your life.
I will be taking an indefinite leave from my blogs in order to do work that makes a difference in my life and the lives of others. I’ve been asked to do more radio talk and recently published in The Book Of Hope Anthology by Krysta Gibson http://newspiritjournalonline.com/the-book-of-hope.
My personal narrative on life during Jim Crow was among the 88 contributors chosen from over 200 submissions for inclusion in the upcoming release anthology, Black Lives Have Always Mattered, a collection of essays, poems and personal narratives, edited by one of the original poets, Mr. Abiodun Oyewole and published by GABRIELLE DAVID of 2LeafPress. I hope you reserve your copy of this important contribution to America’s History.
Preorders are available at http://2leafpress.org/online/black-lives-always-mattered-contributors/
Whatever mode of creativity you are in, in regards to walking in your authentic truths, I would tell you to just do you. Go with your heart’s calling. Do the work you feel compelled to do and make it matter, not only to yourself, but to others in the world needing to hear, see and feel your flow…
Peace and summertime blessings!