18 Ingredients to Make Daddy


About the author

My name is Trashina Conner I am a 28 year old native from Saginaw, MI where I began dancing at a young age. My passion for dance developed through my life eventually leading me to Howard University where I attained my BFA in Theater Arts with a concentration in Dance in 2011.

Immediately after I moved to New York City where I currently reside. Since here I have had the immense pleasure of performing with Def Dance Jam Community (2011-2015). Mickey D. and Friends (2011-Current), Vashti Dance Theater (2015-Current). In 2014, I premiered a self- choreographed piece '3.26.06' as a solo artist with BalaSole Dance Company. I have worked with choreographers: Ronald K. Brown, Dianne McIntyre, Nathan Trice, Lisa Johnson-Willingham, Michael Leon Thomas, and others.

When I am not performing you can find me in a classroom, cafeteria, or music room teaching dance to the young scholars of NYC. Through jazz, contemporary, ballet, swing, sign infused dance, and improve I aim to bring discipline, communication skills, self-love, and a safe space for personal expression to my students.

In 2015, I began the process of writing and publishing my first children's book "18 Ingredients to Make Daddy” I used 18 because my father; first love passed when I was 18 years old. Each ingredient was what made him my “perfect” daddy. The book was released May 15, 2016. Will be available on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Nobles, and with other distributors in July of 2016. 

However can be purchased on my website now at www.trashinaconner.org/store




About the book

In the book you will learn of MJ's recipe in creating her 'perfect' daddy. Quality Time and persistence are a couple of the ingredients that MJ uses in creating her Daddy. Join her in this unique journey, making any additions you need to create your daddy, after all he is your first love so you want him to be perfect. With this book I hope to shine light on the importance of father and daughter relationships. Also salute all fathers who attend dance recitals, braid hair, read bedtime stories, and when their child says "Daddy" they're there.

More about Trashina Conner:
www.trashinaconner.org

8 comments:

Unknown said...

I can honestly say I've watched this talented artist develop and continuously perfect her craft. She continues to step outside the box, dance all around it, before blowing it up with her creative genius. The sky is the limit for this young, black, dancer, teacher, author, visionary.

Robert Conner said...

I can honestly say I've watched this talented artist develop and continuously perfect her craft. She continues to step outside the box, dance all around it, before blowing it up with her creative genius. The sky is the limit for this young, black, dancer, teacher, author, visionary.

Robert Conner said...

Words can not express how proud I am of this young visionary. She continues to leap outside the box, dance all around it, and recreate it. Continue to excel into your true potential, trust me your just beginning to scratch the surface.

Jalita Henry said...

It is one thing to experience life. It is another thing to take those experiences to become a brighter,better, wiser version of self and use that self to help empower others. Thanks Trashina. You're awesome. I know this is just the beginning. Can't wait to get my copy of the book! I am so proud of you my sista

Latoya Samuel said...

You are so talented and I'm quite sure when I read this book I'll agree on the recipe since I witnessed firsthand how great your dad was. Congrats and keep sharing your wonderful talent.

Equilla James said...

Congratulations on the success of your first book! What an awesome talent. This book will touch the hearts of boys and girls around the world.

Equilla James said...

Congratulations on the success of your first book! I know that boys and girls around the world will enjoy reading this book with their daddies.

Arwanda Conner said...

Well baby girl you did it! You were so determined to publish this book. Thru all the struggles you wouldn't give up! An I'm glad you kept on pushing. I know all who read the book will want to share it with others. So simple, an each child can personalize for their own father or other male figure!