Shattering the Barriers of Single Motherhood: A Single Mom’s guide to Power, Resilience, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Master Certified Single Mother Life Coach, Author, Speaker and Single Mother Academy Founder, Sang Thi Duong, has been advocating for Single Mothers for the past 20+ years, and what began as a personal journey has since grown into a movement with thousands of Single Mothers worldwide.
In her book, Shattering the Barriers of Single Motherhood: A Single mom’s guide to power, resilience, and the pursuit of happiness, she discusses what no one really wants to talk about – real life as a Single Mother and redefining Single Motherhood on their own terms through resilience, power, and pleasure. This triple threat combo is the part of Single Motherhood that women have been taught to push aside, ignore, and succumb to societal standards. Sadly, “Single Mother” carries a negative connotation anywhere and it’s time to change the trajectory into a powerful uprising of Single Mothers.
Readers will learn the secret ingredients many Single Mother is missing; how to crack the Single Mother stigma; why being a Single Mother is not a death warrant; what a Single Mother can dare, dream, and achieve —and how they can live their best lives, raise phenomenal children and much more.
Leonard Smith is the product of a broken home. The streets of Oakland, California raised him during the turbulent time of the 1980’s and created his belief system. The same streets that taught Leonard many lessons were both a gift and a curse. His name is well known on the streets and in the various Juvenile Detention Centers throughout the city of Oakland. Leonard has to constantly navigate between his feelings and his method of survival. The story of Leonard Smith is a cautionary tale of tragedy and triumph. Leonard’s life embodies what many youth face every day on the streets of every major city in America.
How I Survived Without Chemo Therapy: One Woman’s Story From Diagnosed To Thriving
By Sabrina Moore Sabrina Moore can’t explain how she went from knocking on death’s door to fighting cancer with no chemo, but she can tell you how she’s kept cancer from stifling her life and stealing her joy. Sabrina … Read More
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.
Divine Connections: Experiencing the Joy of God’s Divine Order
By: Barbara Allen
Some individuals are convinced that God does not exist. However, throughout my life I have felt the hand of God consistently directing, comforting, and loving me. I have also discovered that there are many other individuals who have experienced the Divine Connection of God in their lives; those links, relationships or circumstances that remind us that God is in control and He knows the plans for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11).
It is our expectation that Divine Connections will ignite the reader’s spirit and give hope and confidence in knowing that with God, all things are possible. We believe every reader will walk away encouraged by staying in faith, never giving up, and knowing that God is with them through His Divine Connections.
These stories were written with sincere passion and transparency. Each story will grip your heart as if you were there fighting for each author’s success over their many obstacles. As you take this journey, reflect on the divine connections that have occurred in your life and their tremendous impact.
Respect Your Choices: Finding Balance in Success
Twenty years ago, Vaughn J. McNeill, was a man struggling with his identity as a bi-racial man, being adopted, divorced, bankrupt, and homelessness. Determined to break out of a defeatist mindset and chasing dead-end dreams that were holding him back from success, Vaughn victoriously changed his life. Today, he lives the life of powerful choices.
In his book, Respect Your Choices: Finding Balance in Success, Vaughn shares his methods to creating a life that is rich in every way possible. Focusing on the three areas of life that must be refined to bring about positive outcomes – Purpose, Respect, and Choices, he identifies the framework upon which a fulfilled existence is built. Respect Your Choices offers thought provoking lessons, actionable plans, and personal experiences, and then makes clear that respecting your choices will help you find balance between your outlook and outcome.
If you change your perception, you change your outlook and once you change your outlook you change your outcome. Your outcome can be either positive or negative, as it’s relative to you!
Section 8 to C.E.O
By Kinyatta Gray
From Section to C.E.O” is an epic and triumphant tale of courage, grit, and resilience about how a woman managed to navigate her most vulnerable times.
With nothing more but the desire to attain the “American Dream”, this story follows Heaven, an intelligent, driven and determined young woman who is more than capable of achieving everything she wants but is plagued by one fatal flaw; the will to take shortcuts on her road to success.
Heaven’s dream seemed to have found its form when she becomes pregnant and has a child for her white, high school sweetheart (the heir to a multi million-dollar family fortune), and with it came the feeling that her dreams and perfect life would be all but secured.
Unfortunately, her nightmares were just about to begin.
Knowledge of her African-American ethnicity causes Heaven not only to lose her dream life but causes her man’s family to disown him, thereby throwing a wrench in her already scripted, shortcut means to achieve all she ever dreamed about.
Doused in failure, lack, stagnation, and suffering beyond anything she had ever imagined, Heaven finds herself seeking a way out of it all… a way to bring her pain to an end…
Scripted with courage, grace and rare insight, bestselling author “Kinyatta E. Gray” captures the epic panorama of a woman’s worth, with her main intent being the desire to tell the heartbreaking story of a beautiful and resilient mother’s spirit, in relation to women in general all around the world.
Passing As Straight: Beautiful Women Whose True Sexuality Went Undetected by a Judgmental Society
By Kinyatta Gray
How many times have you felt invisible in a room full of people? How many masks have you worn to hide your true identity? How many heterosexual relationships did you engage in pretending to be in love? What was your biggest fear when finally letting your family and friends know, you are a beautiful feminine lesbian?
Passing As “Straight: Beautiful Women Whose True Sexuality Went Undetected by a Judgmental Society, compiled by Author Kinyatta Gray, brings to life a book that takes a deep look into the individual, personal and complex stories of lesbians whose true sexuality went undetected to prevent labeling, judgment, or even death. Six courageous women will share real life situations where they had to make the dreadful decision of hiding their sexual identify to find acceptance, respect, and love from those who truly matter.
This book is not meant to define who’s right or wrong, but rather examine this very real issue and the choices that lesbian women must make about love! Our intention is to provide a heartfelt resource for women who wake up daily having to navigate through a society pretending and hiding who they really are. You are not alone! We all have been there! But, as you read through these pages, you will find the comfort and strength to know exactly how to live unapologetically and uniquely who you are.