Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


Who Are Your People?

if they are not growing you, pushing and elevating you, feeding you (and, vice versa) what purpose are they/you really serving? Nah! J. Leon

Who are the people in your circle?

Who are your people?

Who are the ones that keep it real with you?

The ones that call you out?

The ones that let you know that you are being a jerk- all with love

The ones that celebrate your wins and mourn your losses?

Do you know who your people are?

Do you even care?

Listen to your body when you are around your "people"

How do you feel? do you honour the feelings, listen to them? Let them guide you?

This requires awareness, courage, honesty, vulnerability and work.

You have to do the work!

There are people who are around us because of time, history, and comfort. This works well when they are the ones who are around you who are honest, authentic and fanning your flames. If they do not, then its a drain on your own soul.

There is fall out to choosing the people in your life intentionally. People may take it personally, you may have to grieve the ending of somethings but its all part of the lessons on the journey.

I have been blessed to have a circle of people around me who "keeps it real", they call me out, they celebrate the wins and support the journey. I do my best to do the same for them.

Some people will fall out of your life and it will hurt, you may not even know why, they may never tell you. Trust in that and seek the lessons.

It took work building my circle! It took being present on the Journey and I am so much better for it. I am still learning to let go of some of the people who in fact let me go, and learning to deal with my own feelings of guilt in letting others go.

My friend in South Africa, bless her, greets me every time - "Hello My People" because we are each other's people!

Who are your People?


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
She is complete, sincere and true to herself. Akosua relates to you on what is common in all of us, our humanity.
— Odella Jowaheer