Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Are You Willing to Do The Work?

I'm not really into that whole, "This is gonna change your life!!!" thing ❤️

I'm much more into a, "Hey there, let's experiment by showing up for life in a way that feels radically true for you" kinda thing.

I don't know what you need. I don't know what you want. I don't know what's gonna get your feet tapping, heart pumping, feelings flowing, creativity exploding, wisdom moving, and body relaxing.

Buttt, YOU DO.

And you knowing you, you being what you came for, is exactly what I am here for The Messy



Who wants to change, transform, radically shift? Hands up?

Okay now who wants to do the work?

Hands up?


The work must be done,(sorry, there is no other way) and the work requires us to sit in it, to face it, acknowledge it, call it, own it

whatever "it" is

There goes a radical concept!

There is no amount of reading, going to seminars and courses, watching YouTube vids, sending positive messages over whatsapp and Facebook is going to result in that radical shift

Showing up every day with an open mind, and being willing to go through the fire is the start and continuing to show up despite the challenges is the lifestyle.

there will be some crying, some messy tears, there will be some pissing people off, there will be some cussing, some doubt, some relationships shifting perhaps even ending , there will be discomfort but boy oh boy on the flip side of that...... a peace that passes all understanding, a level of freedom that cannot be denied and a whole approach to life which only allows for growth - not always smooth sailing but how boring would smooth sailing be?

Are you willing to do the work?


 (pic by Nayirrah Waheed)

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