Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Easy Ecuador Day 5

Don't make the mistake of allowing others to tell you who you are supposed to be- Alicia Rodriguez

They asked me if I wanted to go to Isla De La Plata. I responded by asking how long would the boat ride be. They responded - one hour and showed me the boat

I was about to say no thank you

Boats scare the shits outta me! I hardly ever step foot on them for more than 15minutes, that's my limit and it must be a HUGE boat, not that little piece of thing they wanted to send me on

Then it hit me! What's on the other side of this boat ride, this fear? I get an opportunity to come to Eciador to see the poor man's Galpolos islands and a little puke will stop that?

I said yes

So this morning I put on my gam face and stepped on the boat, the self talk was strong, I kept watching the time, one hour they said, stay inside me, wait

The island was amazing, the birds, the view, the dolphins, the manta rays, the experience

On my way back the puke was not listening to me, oh my god, didn't I ask you nicely to stay in my body?

Maybe it was all the watermelon and pineapple that I ate on the island

It came out but oh so worth it, so happy that I made th trip!

Feel the fear and do it anyway! simple


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