STOP Asking for Permission & Give Notice: A Guide to Living Unapologetically
by Charron Monaye
Author, Playwright, and all-around Writer, Charron Monaye shares her journey from pain to peace, outlining steps everyone can take to create an unapologetic life — while removing toxic people and hardships. Eight years ago, Charron Monaye was faced with a divorce, eviction, unemployment, and emotional breakdowns as a result of anxiety. Being a single mom and struggling to make ends meet to provide the basic necessities for her two children, she was faced with a decision: Allow life’s challenges to overwhelm her, or STAND UP and OWN her life.
There are countless self-help books that preach and teach you the things you need to do to “obtain” the right life. In “STOP Asking for Permission & Give Notice”, this woman shares her insights to “maintaining” a life that is rich, simply by owning it. Charron Monaye gives the reader access to her successes by focusing on the three areas of personal ownership that must be refined to bring true liberation, what she has termed “the 3 A’s”–Acknowledge, Accept, Attain.
by Jaguar Wright & Charron Monaye
Jaguar Wright— mother, culinary queen, original member of the Okayplayer Collective, and Soul/R & B vocalist who has performed with the likes of: The Roots, Jay-Z, Al Green, Terri Lynne Carrington, and a host of others — candidly shares her story of the fame, fortune, setbacks, and success that she experienced as a recording artist.
They say, “life imitates art far more than art imitates life”; this could not be further from the truth for Jaguar Wright. Her new book project, The Woodshed, reveals how Jaguar’s personal and artistic journey intertwined with her struggles as an eclectic artist who could only seemingly thrive in her own creative space. Her story began on the streets of North Philadelphia, which shaped a series of life events leading her to sign a deal with MCA Records. Jaguar created and performed music that spoke to her extreme highs and lows. Her business struggles in tandem with her personal struggles with divorce forced Jaguar to pick up the pieces and learn how to create a new masterpiece without losing her creativity and the heartbeat of her artistry – her career as a vocalist. At the pinnacle of her struggles, Jaguar was subjected to incarceration as a consequence of protecting her child, but all in all – the tough battles gave Jaguar a new voice.
Combining her story with bold advice and fierce wordplay, Jaguar Wright teaches, motivates, and gives the real nitty-gritty truth about surviving as an artist while trying to be true to self.