Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Excerpt from upcoming book..

Excerpt from Nyabo Why are you here?

Coming soon...

Affirmation: I am safe, it is only change

Journal Entry 22 I had to bend down to enter the hut! Thatched roof and no
door, this one was surrounded by four other huts in a circle. I entered, it
disoriented me and I stumbled, it was dark, although the sun was shining
brightly outside, the inside of the hut was cool. I stood crouched and I
bet I looked really awkward. I just stood there! Walked a few meters and we
were standing tall together!

There was nothing on the inside but a hand woven mat. I felt a little
embarrassed to ask if this was all in the hut, she seemed proud to show me
her spot, her crib!

"Madam, I live here, this is all for me."

I smiled.

We them went outside, I stood up straight and I followed her.

She showed me the kitchen hut and the "hang out" hut. There were separate
huts for the kitchen and to chill out, maybe have some tea and talk. We sat
outside and drank a warm coke, they call it soda!

I asked her about school and life she told me her vision is for her
children to have an education and her life is being used for that purpose,
she told me that she was "very OK" with her choice.

She asked me about my life and all I said was that my life is ok!

"Madam that's sad, I am sad for you that your life is just OK."

I thought about it for a moment and told her you are right if all I can
tell you about my life is that it's OK then that's pretty darn sad isn't it?

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 1/23/2015 12:45:00 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