Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


I am Not Alone

As forgiveness allows love to return to my awareness, I will see a world of peace and safety and joy.ACIM

I run almost every Saturday morning, same place, same time, like clockwork, I park in the same spot as well. Today I came back to see my car smashed, ramsacked and the contents gone! I stood motionless for a moment!


Ler me check, I walked back and forth to ensure that it was my car

Oh snap, it was my car!

The first thought was did I leave anything in plain sight only to see that all the cars around me were smashed as well! Okay then

I walked to where my peeps were parked and they immediately came to my assistance

Ok there is one positive

We went to the police station - they stayed with me

We went to repair the car - they stayed with me

Gave me cash as well

(mind you these peeps are not my friends, I just see them once a week on a Saturday we run together then say good bye I don't even have some of their phone numbers)

but they were there all the way


I did not get the car repaired, they did not have the required parts and all my financial transactions will have to remain undone until the morning but this I know for sure

I was never alone, it is a reminder- because confessions on the journey- the "alone" thought crosses my mind on frequent occasions - versions of, wow I live alone supposed somthing happens to me, who can I call when I require assistance (then a whole convo happens in my head about being a nuisance and taking responsibility for my life)

Today I was reminded that I am not alone and shit happens that I am not to take on as mine

It's strange that an event like this had to make it clear

What disappointed me the most today was missing my friend's wedding!

I so have to make it up to her



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