Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Day 5 Why Are You Here in NYC?- The Book Tour

Under each cornerstone of fear on which you have erected your insane system
of belief, the truth lies hidden. Truth does not struggle against
ignorance, and love does not attack fear. What needs no protection does not
defend itself. ACIM

Bluestockings Book Store in the Lower East Side of New York City invited me
to share a space, to share a space to tell my story. So grateful for the
opportunity to be in the Village at one of the most progressive bookstores
in the country!

When I was growing up, as a pre teen and early teen I would come to NYC to
visit my granma and aunt, we would go to the Village to a joint to eat
called BBQ's I was fascinated by the Village, the clothes, the vibe, the
styles, the apparent freedom. Back then I thought wouldn't it be nice to
live here or be here more often? That memory came back yesterday!

The reading was different to all that I have done before - the crowd was
smaller ( A lady came all the way from New Jersey - so grateful for her
effort) and the audience was also different- totally out of my comfort zone
and and and to top it off it was streamed live - I did not know at first
that it was streaming - when I found out midway I was so nervous! - another
one out of my comfort zone!

I'm so stretched now and it feels good!

So on to the next one

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Unconditional Self Love on 7/19/2016 02:13:00 pm

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