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!
From the Basement to the Stage: I Am the Arts
In his first autobiography, writer, dancer, and serial entrepreneur Darnell Richardson reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his life as a dreamer in the basement to becoming a highly sought-after entertainer.
Growing up in North Philly, Darnell was privy to what the streets had to offer. Wanting something more, Darnell was determined not to become the statistic that society had already labeled him. Instead of following the easy path to chaos and self-destruction, Darnell found his passion in the arts, a place where he could “speak his truth” and escape, losing himself in the characters that he portrayed. The arts became more than just a passion; it is the air that he breaths and the sun that warms him.
In From the Basement to the Stage: I Am the Arts, Darnell pens an autobiography depicting the struggles and the many doors slammed in his face that he endured in his journey to success. The denials inspired Darnell to create his legacy and his lane to success. Darnell shares his joys, mistakes, and looking forward to what possibilities lie ahead. This story will make you believe in the possibilities that many will say are impossible. Come and join Darnell on his road to success!
Please!! Don’t Say You Love Me
By Seant’a Conyers
A four-letter word, with Goliath sized power.
Love can ignite fires, strike pain or even launch wars. Loving someone right or loving them wrong can mend broken hearts, and even leave scars. In Please! Don’t Say You Love Me, breakout author Seant’a Conyers explores the various aspects of love and why we should understand the impact when it’s properly used or abused. When wielded like a weapon, love inflicts unbearable pain in the heart that’s desperate to own it, whether it be friendship, love of family, or simply…being in love. Love isn’t a whisper – it’s a roar. Tucked between these pages, you’ll find exactly what love has to say…about love. Do you know what love is?
Cooking with Ms. E: A Book of Recipes and Family Memoirs
Finally, a cookbook touting an array of delectable recipes from the Gullah-Geechee culture and southern cuisine, sprinkled with personal memories exploding with flavor on every page!
Inspired by family traditions and scrumptious meals slowly simmered in love, in Cooking with Ms. E: A Book of Recipes and Family Memoirs, the incomparable Ms. Evelyn Braxton shares the origins and secrets behind some of her most famous gourmet dishes. Walking readers through simple to prepare southern cuisine, Ms. E makes cooking delightful, while reminding us how good, home-cooked meals contribute to the wholeness of the family.
Cooking with Ms. E: A Book of Recipes and Family Memoirs, is highlighted by dazzling photography and transparent, vivid accounts of Ms. E’s lifelong connection to family and cooking. From breakfast to entrées, vegetables to desserts, Cooking with Ms. E is perfect for families who are ready to reintroduce love and tradition back into the kitchen. Anyone who knows Ms. E knows she never puts food on the table without love served on the plate. Dive into these pages and see why she’s embraced as one of the best cooks in the south!
Girl, Be Your Own Best Friend
By Elaine Broaster-White
Are you the kind of woman who is always encouraging, uplifting, and building up someone else, but fail to be the same person for yourself? You often suffer in silence because everyone perceives that you have it all together. You have a degree or degrees and either a stay-at-home mom, entrepreneur, or star employee. However, you don’t take your advice that you so freely give to others.
In her dynamic new devotional, Girl, Be Your Own Best Friend, Elaine Broaster-White provides you with powerful “starting points” for the next 31 days. Each day’s devotion is filled with personal experiences from Elaine to offer you the peace of knowing that you are not alone. She also includes practical advice, along with actionable steps and self-journaling, that will help you apply the discoveries in your life immediately.
It’s time for you to show up like the boss you are, and for the next 31 days, your best friend is here to help.
From Carefree to Caregiver!
By Teraleen Campbell Many of us were settled into our respective life’s daily routines when the health of a loved one declined. Suddenly the responsibilities being their primary caregiver became a reality. Being a caregiver is not limited to … Read More
“From the concrete who knew that a flower would grow”
In life, many of us have had to triumph over various obstacles in efforts to unlock the next chapter of our journeys. Each obstacle carried with it valuable life lessons- which ultimately led us to a path like two roads diverged in the woods. When faced with adversity or opposition, you can bend and break or breakthrough and overcome.
In “Overcoming,” author Andrel Harris discusses how to overcome various obstacles while pushing towards creating a successful life. She shares her firsthand experiences surrounding her upbringing, losing her first love, betrayal and hatred, financial hardships, depleting accounts, overcoming debt, and more. Coupling transparency in her own story, she provides practical steps to help readers overcome various challenges. As a financial educator, Andrel also dives deep into the issues that plague the black community in which she is passionate about in efforts to educate and shift the culture forward. As a solution, you’ll be given a financial game plan and a wealth creating strategy.
In this new read, you’ll be mentally stimulated to think about your existence on a deeper level, spiritually empowered to pull energy in your toughest moments, and you’ll be equipped to secure your financial future. Overcoming is the blueprint to your breakthrough.
Life will always happen to you and for you, but it’s up to you to continue to overcome each challenge and make the best of your existence.
The A-V Journal: 22 Thoughts To Enhance Your Life
Based on The V List Podcast hosted by Victoria Njideka, “The A-V Journal: 22 Thoughts To Enhance Your Life” is a motivational journal, packed with inspiration, writing prompts, spiritual enlightenment and more. Save your emotions for the page, as Victoria Njideka incorporates scripture to uplift and provoke readers to heal. With some encouragement, love, and a whole lot of wisdom along the way, get ready to become your BEST SELF through self-reflection and transparency as you journal. It’s never too late to work on ourselves…but we must be prepared for the changes to come.
If you’re ready to tackle the areas of your life that need improvement, or desire to evolve into the incredible person you’re destined to be, allow the “The A-V Journal: 22 Thoughts To Enhance Your Life” journal to help propel you to your destiny. All it takes is a single step. Grab a pen,and get ready to join the list.
Son, You Matter
By Derrick Washington
Meet 7 year old Ahmad. A boy who idealizes his father and loves chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. It’s a special day for him because after school, Ahmad is going for his favorite ice cream with his favorite person. What seems like a normal day changes quickly into one that transforms the way Ahmad views his father, ice cream, and life all in one moment.