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
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