I Respect Difference
By Dr. Art Fields
Something’s different about third-grade teacher Mrs. Brookings when she returns to school from summer break. Their parents have already been informed, but now Mrs. Brookings’ students are about to discover the difference in their teacher, too.
“I Respect Difference” celebrates our differences and how they make us uniquely powerful. Getting an understanding breeds awareness, with celebration and advocacy tagging along for the ride. Jump between the pages with Mrs. Brookings’ class to find what happens when they learn to love and respect DIFFERENCE.
When The Shit Hits The Fan
Compiled By Annette Morris
Divorce! Abuse! Trauma…we may not have shared experiences in common but the one thing we all have in common is that we have endured some serious trials and have triumphed over them all. In our triumph there’s been some lessons learned that each of us are ready to share with other women that are trying to overcome.
This is a story of 11 women that are ready to be transparent and share their life experiences, traumatic experiences and how they were able to overcome. We know that what we endured was not designed to kill us but to make us stronger and to help pull another sister forward!
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.
Emotions seal closed doors, but it’s the heart that pries them open. Once we step inside, not only do we find ourselves, we discover our purpose.
In Opened Doors, author Artie Bryant passionately delves into love, pain and the whirlwind of emotions in between through a profound collection of poetry, intricately penned to propel readers into the author’s transparent, visual feast of confessions. As he therapeutically unveils the anxiety hidden beneath the darkness of depression, just when hope seems like a fleeting dream…healing takes place. Not just for readers, but the smooth flow and rhythmic musings deliver the author himself from his painful past. Not only will readers see themselves in the verses, they’ll be inspired to re-evaluate their worth.
Between the pages of Opened Doors masterfully lies an unfiltered plethora of candid testimonies that move readers from the pained contentment of despair, to the inspiring revelation that they are indeed worthy of happiness that is promised to all of us. A poem is but a few words, but the effect of their power remains for generations. Open the door, and take the first step to creative healing.
Caring Desires, Scorned Egos
By Cruical & Artie
Just as the rays of the sun join together in dance, the heart clings to poetry to survive.
In Caring Desires, Scorned Egos, authors Crucial and Artie usher readers through the veins of an embattled nation wrought with social injustice, brokenness, romantic disenchantment and the everyday adversities we encounter in between. Intriguing prose such as “Juneteenth” deliver the sometimes painful challenges of co-existing, while “My Sun” is a soul-stirring serenade nodding to life’s simple pleasures, leaving readers thirsting for more of the spirit-reviving passages uplifting their souls.
The feast of prose simmering between the pages of Caring Desires, Scorned Egos is a therapeutic synergy of culture, artistry and love. Both Crucial and Artie victoriously waded through the fire, and have surrendered their hearts through their pens to create a striking collection of unforgettable poetry overflowing with hope, healing and restoration.
Free Smith, a freelance writer from the United States, traveled to Abu Khali-the pink diamond of the Middle East- to visit her Husband who is an entertainment contractor. While there she meets a group of women from different walks of life and their relationships turn into divine connections filled with moments of unmasking deeply rooted wounds that have tormented them for years. They expose their beauty and toxicity at the same time, but through transparency, trust, and love they realize that their sisterhood is the conduit to their healing.
Fresh Courage to Believe
Fresh courage to believe is a note of encouragement…to those short on hope, struggling to see beyond a painful past or difficult circumstance, or in need of a renewed vision for their lives…those who have fearlessly summoned the courage and strength to take bold steps in the direction of their destiny, despite looming uncertainty…creatives waiting patiently to receive that second wind that will breathe new life through artistic inspiration…anyone trying to find their footing as they transition to a new phase of life, or someone just having a bad day. In one way or another, each piece seeks to remind readers how their unique experiences can serve to strengthen their resolve; how those experiences collectively represent the sum total of their life’s journey, reflecting key elements of God’s ultimate plan for their lives.
Embracing Your New Normal: A 21 Day Devotional to Support and Encourage You as You Keep Living
Grief is a personal journey. No two stories are the same. Processing the death of a loved one is a significant and life-altering situation, each causes one to wonder how to continue living.
In Embracing Your New Normal: A 21 Day Devotional to Support and Encourage You as You Keep Living, speaker, panelist, intercessor, and preacher Teraleen R. Campbell takes you on her personal journey of how she learned how to live life, again.
We all have something we have to atone for, ask forgiveness for, and for which we have to accept the consequences. Most important is how we come to terms with our bad decisions and forgive ourselves.
In her first novel, Confidence Unlocked, Kiawana Leaf shared how, through turbulent times, she came to a turning point in her life where she had to stand on her own feet. Now, in her second book, Beautifying Sins, Kiawana has opened up about her “truths”. Kiawana’s novel digs deep into explaining what sin is and how she was guilty of committing sins and deciding that she would receive the consequences, turning them into something positive. By embracing her past, Kiawana began to grow, glow, and evolve. Join Kiawana as she helps you take your broken pieces and find your true path to happiness, tranquility, and contentment.