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] Radio Interview today at 11am est

. Being prepared is an act of love. And intelligence. Danielle La Porte

International Women's Day was celebrated last Sunday. I am very privileged
to be born in a country where strides women have made has been incredible,
paving the path for me and many of us to do basically anything that we want
to as women. I now don't take these luxuries or benefits lightly,
travelling the world has opened my eyes to the incredible challenges and
sacrifices women still face. I think about my people, my tribe of women in
making decisions because for me I made a commitment to myself to not just
honor those that came before me but also to leave this earth a better place
than when I met it.

With this in mind I accepted an invitation to talk at an International
Women's Day event. The women were all elders, imagine my surprise when I
walked in and saw some elders that I knew from either TV or hearing about
them from my grandmother. I sat with them for about an hour soaking up
their stories all the while thinking " Okay that speech I wrote ain't gonna
cut it!" And what I learnt right there is that being authentic is the
beginning and the end. I told my story, I paid respect to the elders which,
truth be told, is something that I have noticed is missing more and more in
society. I had so much fun doing that gig! I am truly grateful that my
journey took me to that spot.

When I was leaving they gave me a plant and the lady who gave me said "put
this in the earth and plant some roots" with a huge smile!

Give thanks!


This morning at 11am EST, I'm on the EveryWoman Programme on Ebony Radio
104.1FM. If you can, tune in, leave a comment, would love to hear from you

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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