No matter the era, a lot of young people need someone to help show them the way. For young women of the 21st century there is Rasheda Kamaria Williams.
Williams aims to guide young girls through the unique challenges they face from cyberbullying to societal pressure and show them the new opportunities open to them.
As an award-winning mentor and chief empowering officer for Empowered Flower Girl, Williams has written a book on the subject called “Be EmPOWERed: How to Live Above & Beyond Life’s Drama.” It is designed to guide these young girls and provide an in-depth look at the world and their potential places in it.
“Be EmPOWERed” has inspirational prose, but it is also an interactive guidebook with written activities and notes pages and questions meant to spark deep thoughts.
Williams had a long route to embrace her own uniqueness. It was a path fraught with bullying and teasing and what sent her down the path to act as a mentor. This story is detailed in her book along with how she got there with help from trusted adults, mentors, friends and, ultimately, herself.
“Life isn’t always easy or fair, but if you’re equipped with the right tools, it makes the process more meaningful,” Rasheda says. “You can learn a lot – especially from yourself.”
“Be EmPOWERed: How to Live Above & Beyond Life’s Drama” is available on Amazon.com.
A book release and six-year anniversary celebration will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Good Cakes and Bakes, 19363 Livernois Ave. in Detroit. VIP admission is $15 and includes a copy of the book, sweet treats, a special gift and raffle ticket for prizes.
To learn more please visit the event page.