BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:Atlanta, GA
ABOUT THE BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:I am passionate and committed to encouraging and empowering women through life and love real talk. I'm basically a healthy and happy relationships ambassador. I'm that "girlfriend" who will tells it like it is and keeps it real, but with compassion. As women, so many of us go through certain situations and experiences, and at times we think we're alone. However, by sharing our stories and experiences, it helps ignite the healing process because we're not ashamed to be honest about life's lessons and it helps to know "hey, I'm not alone." Sometimes, the simple realization that someone has overcome what you may be going through or have gone through is enough for some people. So, through my writing, speaking, and books, I'm on a mission to encourage women to be transparent and true to themselves.
THE STORY:For as long as I can remember, I've always had a passion for women and our experiences. Growing up in a single parent home, being raised by my beautiful and strong mother, I realized early on just how resilient and strong, yet vulnerable, we are. In college, I was always mentoring young ladies. I knew I had a voice and I knew there were others like me. So, I wrote my first book back in 2008 and started blogging. I had been through so many relationship failures, but I just knew I wasn't the only one. I knew there were other women like me who had went through similar situations. However, I realized that I learned a lot of lessons along the way. Then, life happened and I gave up on my dream, but in 2013 I stopped making excuses and relaunched my blog. I realized there wasn't anyone who was really keeping it real about the good and bad side of relationships and the ridiculous stuff that we go through. So, I decided I would be that voice. Later, I started writing for xoNecole - a national online publication.
When one of my articles went viral, I decided to also make that my next book, - Don't Be A Wife To A Boyfriend: 10 Lessons I Learned When I Was Single - which ended up becoming a bestseller. Clearly, I had a voice and I had experiences that so many other women could relate to. Ultimately, I wanted women to be able to look in the mirror and say "I'm good no matter my relationship status." I wanted to remind women of what it means to be in a good relationship with a good man and not be confused with some of the foolishness that we see now on social media or certain reality tv shows.
Now, as a certified life coach, author of three books, and a speaker, I'm grateful that I'm able to share my voice with so many women across the world.