Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Unpack the Old One

You can’t move on to a new life

until you unpack the old one—or burn it down to the ground.

You can’t leap from hurt to clarity, or from anger to absolution. You have

to walk there, one revelatory, resentful, intentional step at a time.

The heart runs on its own clock, untethered from calendar days or

years. Danielle La Porte


Over the past few days, it seems that my past have been coming up into the present

I know there is a reason for it, and truth be told it could be that I have to make some decisions or get out of my own way

I admit, it ain't easy closing the door especially when I am unconsciously going through life "looking to make it", when I am just going along, my life reflects that

I am a firm believer that nothing comes into my life uninvited and so with that I have to take responsibility for some part of these resurrections

I have been avoiding a serious conversation, until I have it, the situation will remain

I have been avoiding speaking my truth until I speak it, the situation will remain

I have been spending way too much time thinking about this situation and I have learnt what you focus on grows.

so the past comes up, its uncomfortable, its really uncomfortable, it's disorienting at times and sometimes its hard. but hey, I gotta deal with it until it is dealt with or it will continue to be hovering around like wet smelly shoes

Its the whole the little discomfort before something new is birthed, there is some pain and then something beautiful


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