Reflecting on an incredible week of experiences, I delivered a workshop titled “Empowerment Unleashed” at Families Moving Forward (FMF) on December 6th and launched my latest book, “The Christmas Lesson: Unwrapping Love and Family,” at Next Chapter Bookstore on December 9th (more on that at a later time).
FMF is 30-90 day homeless services provider that’s dedicated to helping families find their way home. Emphasizing unity, I stressed that I’m no one special as I facilitated and delivered the keynote. Collaborating with leaders from Durham County Library, Shaw University, Sistah’s Who Care, The Rules of a Big Boss LLC, and Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina. Our shared goal was to empower FMF’s residents through fellowship, laughter, mock interviews, and motivational speeches.
Post-event surveys confirmed the success of “Empowerment Unleashed.” I’m so deeply grateful to my dedicated team of women in leadership; Tammy Baggett, Stephanie Ferrell, Lakesia Farmer, Stephanie Bonestell, Vanessa Moone, Haelee Moone, Kaleisha Counsel, Tenisha Harper, Loria Glenn, Alexis Smith, Jennifer Williams, and Adri Maisonet-Morales for trusting me to lead. And special thanks to Shiona Caldwell for entrusting no one special (me) to bring your idea, to fruition.
As we carry this momentum into 2024 and beyond, I invite you to consider how you can also serve as a resource to FMF or similar organizations in your area. Your support plays a vital role in helping families find their way home. Please join us in making a difference.