If someone would have told me ten years ago, that I would spend my Saturday night…at a church…in front of a group of people….preaching – well, I probably would have laughed at them, thinking they were ABSOLUTELY crazy.
You see ten years ago church and God were the two furthest things from my mind and my heart.
I was more focused on finding love and chasing after a man because I thought that would be the key to my happiness and fulfillment.
Never had I imagined my real joy and purpose would come from sharing about my life’s journey.
Every time I stand in front of others to speak, I am reminded of God’s extreme grace and mercy. I’m also usually battling with my nerves and doubting my abilities and qualification.
As a mother, nothing can quite prepare you for the first time you lay eyes on your child.
The weeks and months leading up to their grand arrival are filled with nervous anticipation and eager excitement. We try to imagine what life would be like once our little bundle of joy arrives.
Will she act like me? Will he sound like his dad? How will it feel to hold her in my arms?
Every discomfort and every pain somehow magically fades away as you finally meet the little person who dictated your sleeping and eating patterns.
For some moms like Kerlene McCall-Woods, that moment can take an unexpected turn.
Living in Trinidad and Tobago, Kerlene’s journey in motherhood hasn’t always been paradise. Within hours of giving birth to her first child, Kerlene and her husband received a life changing diagnosis.
I recently asked Kerlene to share her motherhood journey because it is a reality for many moms around the globe.
While heartbreaking, her story isn’t filled with self-pity.
Her faith could have understandably wavered but through it all Kerlene and her family are determined to make the most out of the path God has chosen for them.
This is Kerlene McCall-Woods. And This Is Her Journey.
With terms like “boss chick” or “boss” becoming the new standard for female empowerment and success, it’s always refreshing to see women who aren’t conforming to the world’s standards; women like Anesha Collins, the CEO of Unashamed Imaging.
Originally from Staten Island, New York, Anesha has deservingly become one of Florida’s rising stars in the field of visual media.
She is a published and award winning photographer and cinematographer.
Her portfolio ranges from the modern-day family or person to well-known clients like the NFL Corporation, Nina Sky, and Martha Munizzi to name a few.
Her company is also listed as a preferred vendor for various premiere venues.
While Anesha could easily brag about her bossness (let’s pretend that’s a word), she’s one of the most humble and down to earth women you’ll meet.
I recently caught up with Anesha to chat about life and of course business. Check out our interview below to meet the brain behind the brand, Unashamed Imaging.
Meet Natasha B. – an up and coming free-lance makeup artist from New York City.
I first met Natasha in a religion class we had to take for our undergraduate degree. Back then, our biggest concerns were figuring out what we would have for dinner, where we could find a good reggae party or how we could finance our next shopping spree.
Even in her early 20’s, Natasha has always had a strength and independence that I’ve admired. It is that same strength that helps her today as she faces life as a single mother.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Natasha to chat about her life today as a single mother.