Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Love Liberates

Love really should liberate. It should feel spacious and unencumbered. Love should feel expansive for each person. It’s about emotional freedom and interdependence.  Stacy Herera

A reading taken from Until Today, thought I would share

Love and sex are not the same thing! So many people think they know the difference

Yet, when you come right down to it the truth, it is easy to mistake one for the other.

Love is a natural instinct

Love makes you feel warm and fuzzy, protected and secure, bigger than life and welcomed in life.

When we are loving and being loved a sense of well-being permeates our entire existence

Love makes us feel totally accepted, totally fulfilled

Love allows us to experience one another at our deepest level of our identity

When we experience love in tis fullest and truest form, we want to experience it again and again. In fact, this is what we look for and expect in our sexual encounters.

Sexual activity is a perfectly natural and normal expression of who we are as human beings

We need not make excuses about our desire to experience our selves sexually

Our sexual experiences are opportunities to abandon ourselves, our coverings and masks

A sexual encounter is a powerful experience in which bodies can share pleasure, with or without the benefit of intimacy.

Because sex feels good, we often mistake our sexual experiences for true giving and receiving of love

We tell ourselves we were in love, that is why we "did it"

In love, there is total acceptance of self, and a willingness to give of self without an expectation of receiving anything in return. When you love, you are not afraid to share the truth of who you are, and you accept the truth of others without judgement

Love feels good, because it is good not because of what you do, because who you are.

Until today, you thought your sexual experiences were true expressions of love

Just for today, devote yourself to giving and receiving the intimacy of love, without the physical contact


Watch Akosua's Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH1K7nRGrYc

Check out Akosua's publications:http://www.akosuadardaineedwards.com/publications/




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