Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Accomplishment

What Did I Learn Today?

There's no better feeling than doing what you say -Accomplishment And I suppose that starts by saying what you mean And meaning what you articulate And believing in what you think And thinking about what you dream and action, doing it

Today, I smiled a whole lot, and what has me still smiling maybe even more
than reading at the Bocas Lit Festival is meeting Kesha James today at the
YWCA and presenting two books to her.

I never met Kesha James, she came to an event I spoke at and the head of
the YWCA contacted me over Facebook saying that Kesha was quite moved by
the talk and started making forward movement to taking responsibilty for
her goals and vision for the first time. She asked me if I can come by and
drop off the books to Kesha. I had a full day at Bocas Lit so I told her
that I will really make a big effort but cannot promise as I am not sure
when I would be finished. I finished early and called the YWCA, and headed
over to deliver the books. It really made my day. Pride,humility, love came
forth and I am grateful.

Bocas Lit Fest, the literary festival held annually in Trinidad and Tobago,
is one of the Caribbean's largest literary festival with authors from
across the globe, was a wonderful experience for me, the energy in the
space, the authors speaking and sharing, the vibes- I was an absolute
smiley face all day

From talks on Calypso to travel, to civil rights you name it!

The festival ends on Sunday 1st May and I plan to be a spectator over the
weekend - take in the vibes

NiNa Graduation is on today!!


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 4/29/2016 12:37:00 pm

Your story is inspiring, your delivery is real
— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
The students who attended the function were so inspired by you they want all their friends to be exposed to your story.
— Cherisse Rawlins - Teacher Moruga Secondary
I must thank you for your presentation, many people were blown away by it.
— Sharon Christopher, Dep CEO First Citizens Bank Limited
It was a pleasure hosting you. Your reading from Nyabo (Madam) Why Are You Here? - was both thought provoking and insightful, thank you.
— Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - New York
You are an inspiration to us all
— Marlene Charles, YWCA President
I can’t stop telling people about your presentation. You changed my life forever!
— Michele Celestine, Executive Director Heroes Foundation
What an honour and priveledge it was for me and my wife to host you during your stay in Washington DC
— Anthony WJ Phillips-Spencer, Ambassador Extraordinary Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Unveiling was exactly what I needed, thank you.
— Participant at 2017's Unveiling- Looking into the Mirror of Self
Akosua, congratulations and thank you for that fabulous and thoughtful sharing from your book. I did NOTHING for the weekend but read your books. Madam, I found your story telling light and entertaining, true Trini style but DEEP.
— Sandra Ferguson, Agency for Rural Transformation, Grenada W.I
After hearing Ms. Akosua speak, I now know that I am everything and that I have everything to become who I want to be.
— Jenna Marie Bharat, Student- San Juan South Secondary School
Madam Akosua was awe inspiring. Excellent motivational skills. For me as a new retiree her words encourage me to “give back to the village”
— Anthea Doyle
Inspirational for both year groups. Forms 3 and 5. They were at the edge of their seats. prodding them to plan and even when things do not go as planned... to never give up when faced with life’s challenges
— San Juan South Secondary School
She is complete, sincere and true to herself. Akosua relates to you on what is common in all of us, our humanity.
— Odella Jowaheer