I am too busy mothering nations through education!
Dr. Moneshia Dashiell; D.Ed continues to transform today’s young minds through books. Her latest book, ‘Hello Alphabet’ was designed for children in Pre-K through fifth grade. This book will allow children to understand letter sound, letter recognition and strengthens the child’s language skills. The alphabet is simply a collection of letters and sounds. The alphabet is the building blocks of literacy; so children must learn to recognize, name the letter both in and out of order and learn the sounds associated with each letter. Purchase this book and others here.
We are the sum of all our experiences, hence they are priceless. Who and what I am today is due to what I have experienced and how I decided to shape that.
Mother of 3 beautiful children, Denise Major made it her life’s mission to be the adult that she needed when she was a child and the sister and friend we all need as women. As an advocate for women and youth, Denise M. Major sees first hand just how important it is to encourage individuals to support each other as they go through life’s challenges and to celebrate each other’s successes.
Having become a teen mom at the age of 16 she is no stranger to hard work and has been working since the age of 17 first starting out as a graphic artist at the Nassau Guardian and within a few short months, she pressed her way into the newsroom. Her career in journalism and marketing/public relations lasted eight years before she transitioned into the world nonprofits. But her passion for media did not completely fade away as she continued on as the creator and host of the Youth By Youth Radio Show and is a regular talk show guest and host appearing on several radio shows throughout the Bahamas.
It was during one of the darkest periods of her life that she found her purpose in helping those in need. She began her work in nonprofits as a rape victim’s advocate and volunteer at the Bahamas Crisis Center and eventually began working fulltime at the Bahamas Urban Youth Development Center as the Program Coordinator. This opportunity opened many doors within many other reputable organizations including Field Officer at the Bahamas Red Cross, Assistant Director at Bain Grants Town Advancement Association, Program Development Consultant for the Bahamas Against Crime and the Coalition to Save Clifton, Community Outreach Worker for the PEPFAR Program. ( Presidents Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief ) and The Bahamas National HIV/AIDS Program and most recently the Executive Director for Bahamas Sexual Health & Rights Association formerly known as Bahamas Family Planning. In addition, she is the CEO of The Empowerment Group, a company whose aims it is to empower individuals so that they can be their best selves and in doing so empower others.
She has received numerous certifications through her work such as Trusted Adult Youth Communicator and Sex Educator by the American Red Cross, certified Youth Leader by the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture, she has completed several courses in Disaster Relief, and Community Building and numerous other certifications related to HIV/ STI’s and NGO Program Development. She continuously pursues new ideas and learning best practices in these fields.
Throughout her tenure, while working with nonprofit organizations serving as a Youth Specialist, Denise has started and directed multiple mentorship programs and projects aimed at empowering young people and assisting at-risk youth and young women. In 2018 she decided to put pen to paper and share her story in an effort to reach young people she may not have gotten a chance to reach. She authored Purposefully Broken and collaborated with 4 other inspirational women from the Caribbean and USA on Rebranding My Life. Denise is passionate about her purpose and hopes to one day operate a transitional home for at-risk youth and women.
We are all misunderstood by someone. Conflict is caused by misunderstandings between people and often times the misunderstood are mishandled and sometimes mislead. But although we misunderstand people we do the most injustice to God because we misunderstand him every day. Even those who’ve studied theology have yet to grasp who God really is. God is the most misunderstood of them all.
Misunderstood is a series designed to give you a look into the mind of a Christian Millennial who’s a wife, mother, and entrepreneur.
Latrell King from the Bahamas and Queen Destra from Trinidad grace the MAY 2018 cover of I AM QUEEN Magazine. Read more here.
Poppii King is a triumphant writer and creative with an extraordinary gift of storytelling in its purest form. Her recently released novel “Look What You Made Me Do” speaks volumes as it relates to a cross board of women around the world: who can relate to being sexually abused or assaulted, or just plain overcoming a peculiar situation within life’s journey.
Look What You Made Me Do, is the story of Ameena Washington; a young African American woman; striving to make her own way within society’s “stream”. The book’s main character Ameena breathes fresh air into how women can mend a bad circumstance, and not be defeated. The story is rigid, raw and inspiring to say the least. Tearing a page, from life’s notebook “Look What You Made Me Do” explores all faceted areas of life, love, pain and most importantly HOPE.
“When I first started the process of this book, I wanted to make sure to be 100 percent truthful and passionate with each word; a huge part of being successful when telling your “story” is being authentic.” States King. The recently released literature phenomenon was also accompanied by a small series of video trailers; adding visual depth to the story and range. Although the novel is new to the market; women intellects, bloggers, and other lifestyle influencers are coining “The Ameena Washington “story as the next big story to hit the TV mainstream.
“I hope by releasing “Look What You Made Me Do”, that I will assist with starting the conversation/open dialogue for women and men to speak up, being a victim of sexual abuse.” States King.
Future plans for the thriving author and film writer Poppii King include forging ahead with her global campaign “IAMNOTAVICTIM”, an organization which was launched to build up interpersonal skills, mental strength, and anguish among women. The IAMNOTAVICTIM platform will be used to spread awareness, love, and light.
Great distress has always made room for God to do his best! – Elle Clarke