Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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

 

[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Day 4 Why Are You Here in NYC?- The Book Tour

There is little more soul destroying, artery furring and excruciatingly
abrasive to the sense of self as a bad job. To hate what you do for a
living means a bit of you hates yourself for being there, not having one
clue what you want to do next and knowing there's no one to blame (the
government, Brexit, Simon Cowell or Global Warming) except yourself. Carole
Forde

The Harlem Book Fair - an explosion of culture. The roll call for
Saturday's event was 8.00am I am staying in Brooklyn- quite a journey away.
Got up early and excited to head to the roll call on time. My aunt who flew
in from Texas to assist me - bless her got a belly pain just as we were
about to leave the house. I had to ask her if she was more nervous than I
was! So we were delayed while as we say home "she handled her stories"

The rush was now on, I plugged in the directions in the Google Maps and we
were on our way

As we approached the area it seems we were lost - what? it's on Google
maps!!!

Good old fashioned ask someone came into play, and yes we were far away
from the spot, it's now 9.30am I am sweating

At 9.45 I finally reach the destination blowing, sweating, and praying

"Hi Welcome"

Is that it?

"we are happy you made it"

I think it will be the last time I fuss about what is for me!

The Fair was a great experience, I met a few authors, I am having one of my
readings with the lovely Miss Sapodilla on Wednesday who was at the book
fair.

I met a lady from Uganda and we shared a lot of memories and stories- she
bought the book as well

And so , the end of Day 4 I was a happy author!

Tonight I will be reading at Bluestockings 172 Allen Street New York 10032

Come on down

Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 7/18/2016 01:30:00 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