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Herstorys: Her history told through the eyes of her true self.
About the Author:
I was born and raised in Newark, NJ. I hopped from projects to projects and bounced from my father’s house to my mothers. My mother made it her business to keep me in performance arts (although she had me at the age of 14) and I believe to this day, the arts saved my life. I am a survivor of molestation/rape, teenage pregnancy, drugs, gangs, violence and a list of other travesties.
At 24 years old, after finding out my mother was on drugs, realizing my father would never be consistent in my life and accepting the fact that I was now a single parent; I opened up a 501c3 non-profit organization, named Sacrit Devahood Incorporation. SDI, started in the middle of my living room with one young girl and it has now grown and expanded to Kampala, Uganda. Sacrit Devahood Incorporation empowers young girls ages 11-19 through performing arts, social building skills and international connections.
Six years into trials, tribulations, speeches, traveling and personal overcoming: I decided to finally take the time to truly ‘know thyself’. I noticed that I was setting expectations for my young girls (organization and daughters), but barely setting any for myself. I felt it was time to truly love me. Loving me included: loving what I hated about myself and loving the person within me that I was hiding from. By beginning this process, I eventually began to love the ones that hurt me.
March 10, 2015, “Herstorys- Her history told through the eyes of her true self” was self-published. This book took 2 weeks of my time during my fasting period and self-actualization. I learned in order to be truthful with others; I had to become truthful with self. In this book, I’ve written biographical poems, short stories and confessions to begin my new, true and happier life. With anything that I do, I am always looking at how this benefits others and I wanted this book to help my sisters/brothers as well.
I’ve noticed the lack of camaraderie in the female community, for years. I made a vow to begin what I call, “Universal Sisterhood” by using “Herstorys” as a vessel. In addition; I wanted to build relationships with the souls that placed their inquisitive hands on this book. This sisterhood is the made up of ALL women, no matter the race, ethnicity, creed or disability.
We all have a story…and our stories will help other sisters to grow, which will build, “Herstorys”.
This is my story
This is your story
This is our story
And our stories are Herstorys
About the Book
We all speak on the lack of camaraderie within the female community, yet something keeps us from building such a powerful movement. This book is your gateway to make that happen! This is our beginning to #Universal Sisterhood... In this book there is an interactive dialogue between the writer and the reader. On each page you'll find an expressive story, a confession, or a poem about the writer's life. Each entry will evoke an emotion from the reader. During these interactions, the reader becomes the writer in her/his own right. This is her story This is your story This is our story And our stories are Herstory's.