Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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

 

Thank You to Every One

Anytime you feel danger or fear
Then instantly I will appear 'cause

I'm every woman, it's all in me - Chaka Khan

Thank you to the real ones

Thank you to every single woman that:

- worked without pay

- worked with little pay

- worked with half pay

- worked yet late pay

- showed up tired

- showed up and did the damn thing

Thank you

Thank you to every single woman:

- who stayed

- who stayed because...

- who stayed proud despite..

- who stayed the course

Thank you

Thank you to every single woman:

- who travelled far to find work

- who left their homes in the dark to get to work'

- who left the children at home or with the  family to do the work

- who took a lotta shit at work

- who beat off the advances on the job to keep the work

- who walked off the work because that didn't work

- who called it out because they were not afraid to lose the work

- who did the work

Thank you

Thank you to every single woman:

- who paid their dues, my dues, your dues

- who paid the bills

- who paved the path

Thank you

I commit to every single one of you today that I, Akosua will honour all of this, everything, in my own little way starting by how I live my life, every day as a demonstration of the gratitude which assisted  to get me to this here place.

I will always remember that you paid, you prayed, you slayed.

I thank you

I love you

I honour you

Woman

May I always remember the ground upon which I now stand.

Peace



Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


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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