Meraki means to do something with soul, creativity, or love - when you put "something of yourself" into what you're doing, whatever it may be.
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Meet 8 time author Patrice Rivers: Patrice Rivers wears many hats in the world of entrepreneurship. She is currently residing in Suffolk, VA where Virginia State University’s blue and orange bleeds through her veins graduating from the HBCU in May 2009 in Petersburg, VA. Patrice majored in Mass Communications where she had a minor in writing earning her Bachelors of Arts degree. She started writing at the tender age of only nine where creating short stories was more than just a hobby. Patrice has a very vivid and creative imagination when it comes to words. Poetry has and will always be her first love. Since she was 15, Patrice took a strong interest in writing poems. Throughout the years, writing poetry has always been a therapeutic way to expressing her true feelings. Patrice’s creativity took her all the way to publishing her first book of poetry in 2012 entitled “A Collection of God’s Word and Motivation” which is a great seller. The following year her second book of poetry was published in 2013 called “Lyrical Passion Tears from my Inkwell” where she encourages and captivates her reader’s attention through real situations and encouraging words. Patrice has published a total of eight books with two of them being children’s books about a little girl living with Sickle Cell Disease. As a survivor and person living with SCD herself, she wanted to create not only a children’s book, but a series that will serve as an educational tool for kids and adults as well in communities. Patrice is also the proud owner of That Riverz Girl Brand which consists of different facets such as Books, Published Articles, Interviews, Magazine, Services and You Tube channel. Her magazine Versafi Magazine is a platform for men and women of diversity that are business owners, entrepreneurs and authors. With this being her second magazine, Patrice plans to take Versafi to a higher level with diversity being a very important factor within her brand. She plans to write more books relating to her life as well as children and urban Christian books. She is very passionate about the writing community and wants to expand her writing services to a small writing boutique providing services to new authors, continuous authors, brands, business owners and entrepreneurs all over. This determined boss babe is nothing more than passionate, a goal digger, creative, professional and unique with her brand. She hopes to someday expand her brand to a wider audience in the world of business.
A place where you will be empowered and inspired by the story of Frances Dupree. She is debuting her first nonfiction book, Marrying Outside of God’s Will. She is the CEO of the God’s Will Ministries with a mission to empower and influence young ladies to weather through the storms of marrying outside of God’s will. She is an epitome and walking testimony that restoration and redemption does exists.
Barakah Smith is a new author coming out with her new title:Stranger in a Familiar Place. She grew up in a family of 7siblings and has lived in Iceland before settling in Georgia. An Alabama native, she lives in Georgia with her husband, two cats, and dog. Barnes and Noble
Tyauna Bruce is an educator, entrepreneur, and learning coach who lives and works in Washington, D.C. who has been craving publication ever since she read If Beale Street Could Talk. Her dream is to make it to the same bookshelf as James Baldwin. Tyauna holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing from Loyola University, Baltimore, MD and a Master of Arts in Humanities from Marymount University in Arlington, VA. newly untitled (intentionally lowercase) is her first book of published poetry.
Instagram Writer Page: @tyaunabruce
Instagram Entrepreneur Page: @Bruce_Almytees
Diva Reloaded creates a digital platform for innovative
individuals, partnerships, and organizations to share
their project/story. That will uplift and inspire through
the concept of "creative self-expression"of various
forms. Helping build a social media presence, while
instilling purpose to creators. With access to
opportunity and resources. A person that's interested
can contact and submit special projects via email, and
company group page. -Founder/Creator Reina Stovall
E.S. McMillan is a self-proclaimed Superhero. She is a mom to 4 amazing boys. Married to one of her best friends and has plans to take the world by storm.
E.S. was born in California, raised in New York, and now resides in Connecticut.
E.S. is a lover of the written word and cannot remember a time when there was not a book in her hand or an open notebook close by, waiting to be filled with her stories.
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Savanna Malveaux, born in Atlanta is a true southern Georgia peach. Her love for reading and writing was sparked in early childhood. While life got in the way, as it usually does, Savanna focused more on reading than writing. Her first novel idea was born out of necessity during a solo vacation after finishing all the books she brought along (long before e-readers were wildly popular). While this is her first foray into professional writing, she has written blogs, poems, and short stories throughout her life. Savanna hopes her vivid characters and intricate plots are relatable, inspiring, or both. Savanna Malveaux desires to live in a world where women's sensual empowerment is not frowned on by society; but, where it is celebrated! When she is not writing or working her 9-to-5, she continues to travel the globe enriched through her interactions with diverse cultures and people.
Our Time is erotica, focused on women's sexual freedom/empowerment. While dealing with her own baggage, Leah the main character, helps her clients fulfill their most intimate fantasies. Almost every chapter is a different fantasy. Spicy read, with a great story line.
Jackie Boyd was born in Columbia, SC and raised in a small town called Pomaria. After graduating high school and attending college, Jackie relocated to Charlotte, NC. There she became active with various outreach and volunteer programs. Jackie is a mother of two daughters; Jasmine and LaPorsha and a student studying medical billing and coding. She recently incorporated motivational speaking as part of her spiritual movement. She has found a divine purpose in inspiring others through her own personal tribulations. She began her journey by sharing her dreams of becoming an author with a few close friends, later she was encouraged her to start writing her first novel. As a result of the encouraging words, Jackie is an aspiring best selling author and poet. She is driven to empower others while she continues her therapeutic voyage throughout her writings and public speaking. Jackie believes in all things positive and she promotes self love to its highest level. She strives to be positive energy within any setting, while always adding value to the space and lives surrounding her. She believes humor and laughter is certainly refreshing to all souls.
You can follow Jackie on Facebook (Melanated Words ) or Instagram (@melanated_words) The author will be releasing her first book this year entitled “Shattered Soul”
My name is Steven Lipscomb known as DJ DUIIK (Duke). I am 32 years old and I have been DJing for 5 years. Throughout my five years of experience, I have been fortunate to DJ in three different states;Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia. I DJ in Atlanta and in Washington D.C for the Pancakes and Booze Art show https://www.pancakesandbooze.com
Also, I have performed for family reunions, masquerade parties, rooftop pool party in Washington D.C https://penthousepoolclub.com/theyards/
I have DJ for 6 weddings so far this year (5) in the VA area and one in NC. In August of this year, I was hired for the Jr. Nike Golf Event In Durham, NC at Duke University golf course. My last gig was at Dogtown Brewery for their NYE event!That’s just a few examples of the gigs I have had over the past year. If you have anymore questions, I will be happy to answer them and I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you! "
JC is an influential writer of multiple genre's. This award winning author is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and the mother of three daughters and one son. The four of their initials make up her memoirs' title; A.R.R.A. pronounced(era).
A talented artist of many trades including carpentry, JC enjoys making furniture. Giving back to her community through mentorship and life coaching serves her heart's purpose.
This innovative wife and mother is the youngest of eleven children between both mother and father; including her deceased twin brother Chase. He died when the two were twenty five years old. JC began keeping a journal at nine years old. She is the embodiment of selflessness and determination. An intelligent, creative, and loving individual. It's said that one's mistakes sets the boundaries of where they end up in life. JC is not one to live by common expectations of society. She's a barrier breaker! Always striving to be better than yesterday, JC embraces self education as a mentor and leader. This home grown entrepreneur does it all! From construction to women's beauty; dedication, and a good attitude branded her the nickname, Kween among her peers. When this woman puts her mind to somthing there's nothing that can stop her.
Listen to this one when the kids are gone! With Valentine's day being so close, we have Sex Expert Aisha on today helping us ... open up a bit. Aisha Bates sex therapist and doula since 2010 born and raised in East San Antonio Texas.
Xan Tucker was born and raised in Arkansas. She currently resides in metro Atlanta. She attended THE University of Arkansas and University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
She is one of seven siblings. She has been writing stories since she could write. Her love for writing was fostered by her mom’s love for creating short stories to read to her and her siblings on the weekends. She published her first work in 2017. Since then she has published a five book series and become an Emma Award Winning Author for her last book, Trusting Love.
In addition to writing, she loves running, traveling the world, reading, cooking, mentoring and spending time with family and friends. Follow her on social media FB @authorxantucker IG @authorxantucker and subscribe to her newsletter via the website: www.xantucker.com. All books can be purchased via Amazon & Kindle. You can contact her via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crown Shepherd is an emerging fiction, picture book, and comic book writer. Her writing is a result of her surroundings and upbringing. She has always been deeply rooted in literature and writing, but it wasn’t until she found more writers that look like her that her writing soared. Those writers allowed her to dream and create by her own standards, and from a point of view of a black protagonist. As someone from an underrepresented community, Crown knows what it means to have representation feed your creativity. The stories she wants to share are aimed at giving a voice to the voiceless.
Sunshyne Regal was born on the Southside of Chicago. As a young girl she loved to read books and write short stories. One of her favorite classes in school was in English. She took creative writing courses in college with dreams of one day writing her own book. In the summer of 2017, with the encouragement of her mother she decided to stop dreaming and start writing. She did this while working her regular job as a school bus driver and running her small business Sunshyne's Body Naturals. She was so desperate to prove to herself that she could do it, she wrote 90% of her book in Google Docs on her phone. Sunshyne Regal resides in Waukegan, IL with her husband of 20 years, six wonderful children and three grandchildren.