Celebrating Women’s History…Monique Denton-Davis!

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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Continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, #SurpriseTheStruggling’s fourteenth highlight this month is the incomparable and audacious Monique Denton-Davis—#SurpriseTheStruggling’s “C.A.K.E Crusader” who has brought nothing but love, inspiration, opportunity, and sisterhood to #STSGlobal. From the very moment that our paths crossed, it has been inspiration upon inspiration upon inspiration.

Monique encompasses this loving and passionate view about life and women and uplifting others to a whole other level they may have never seen before. She is that coach that you want in the bottom of the fourth quarter when you are down by ten points and need that extra push to pull out the victory. With Monique on your side, you will not only win but also make sure your entire team gets their accolades.

Monique Denton Davis Career & Life Coach Embrace Your CAKE™

At the core mission of #SurpriseTheStruggling is to remind those in the struggle that they can and will make it through whatever situation they are facing. Monique embodies the spirit and mission of #STSGlobal. Her dedication and support of our organization and mission are far beyond a passing glance or a few words here and there. No. Monique is a diehard supporter who has been a champion of the #STSGlobal mission to not only aid homeless women and teen girls but also to inspire them to not only pursue their heart’s desires but to believe that everything they need is within them. We are exceptionally blessed to have Monique be a part of and be supportive of our mission and goals. She has become an invaluable and irreplaceable partner of #STSGlobal.

Monique Denton-Davis—Life and Career Coach, Public Speaker, Champion, Trailblazer, Businesswoman—is the Founder & CEO of Embrace Your CAKE™ (Confidence, Attitude, Kindness, and Excellence) Career Coaching. She is also a dedicated Director, Trainer, and Recruiter who has worked for both corporate and nonprofit organizations. Monique’s number one mission is to motivate women in all lifestyles, encouraging them to Embrace their C.A.K.E. and break through any obstacle with an unwavering sense of confidence. Nothing makes her happier than seeing people win and live the fulfilling life that they have always deserved.

When you are not certain about what step to take next, Monique is the one you want on your side guiding you and coaching you to become that you that is already residing within. Her passion, dedication, and years of experience with enable you to begin living the life you thought was not possible. Let her coach and help you recognize what is already waiting inside of you to be released.

Be certain to visit https://www.embraceyourcake.com to learn more about Monique Denton-Davis and Embrace Your CAKE™. Follow her social media pages on FB and IG @embraceyourcake.

We encourage you to get to know this game-changer and life-affirming woman of valor. Be inspired by her mission. We salute you, Monique Denton-Davis! We are inspired each day by your passion. We are blessed to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women’s History Month…Chandra Heath!

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We are celebrating Women’s History Month! #SurpriseTheStruggling’s thirteenth highlight this month is the illustrious and inspiring Chandra Heath—another one of #SurpriseTheStruggling’s day one supporters. In fact, Chandra has been a supporter since the inception of our sister organization, The Stop Bullying Project®. She has been an avid supporter and friend of both organizations, giving selflessly of herself and making her an invaluable part of #STSGlobal success.

Ms. Chandra has been a great asset to #SurpriseTheStruggling; being an example of leadership in business and how to become an organization that sets its standards high for everyone involved. In addition to being a great supporter and embodiment of #STS mission, Ms. Chandra has been a wealth of knowledge, giving selflessly of herself.

Chandra Heath Businessperson Heath Tax Services 20 Years in Business

When thinking of women in history, Ms. Chandra is the kind of woman that comes to mind. It is not her business acumen—though it is stellar—but her thoughtfulness and kind heart and generosity that leaves such an indelible mark. It is her love of family and friends. Often times we hear, to know who a person is, then look at the friends in which they surround themselves. There is a constant stream of family and friends surrounding Ms. Chandra. They know as we know at #STS, it is the love and kindness and authenticity to she exudes that draws others in. It is inspiring.

Chandra Heath—Supporter, Friend, Champion, Businesswoman—is the owner of Heath Tax Services in Staten Island, New York. In business for more than 20 years with over 30 years of experience, Heath Tax Services was started in 1991 by Ronnie and Chandra Heath and quickly became one of the leading tax preparation firms in the area. Since then, they have expanded their services from just personal income tax preparation to include a range of financial and insurance services for both individuals and businesses.

They are committed to providing excellent service to their clients and feel it is extremely important to continuously educate and improve their professional expertise. They employ a staff that is actively involved in professional associations such as the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), American Payroll Association (APA), Independent Payroll Providers Associations (IPPA), National Association of Insurance, and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). They are also members of the New York and New Jersey chambers of commerce.

They have earned a reputation as a Tax Service company that combines high-quality service and customer satisfaction to meet individual needs. When you look to HeathTax of Staten Island NY to take care of your Tax Service needs, you can rest assured knowing that they are trusted professionals in the industry with many years of experience serving various customers in Staten Island, Richmond County, and the Tri-State area. www.heathtax.com FB https://www.facebook.com/Heathtax/ T @heathtax

We encourage you to get to know this inspiring woman of integrity. Be inspired by devotion and dedication. We salute you, Chandra Heath! We are inspired by your service and commitment. We are honored to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women’s History Month…Edna Lugo!

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Our Celebration of Women’s History Month continues! #SurpriseTheStruggling’s twelfth highlight this month is the rock-star and champion survivor Edna Lugo— #SurpriseTheStruggling’s go to mixologist and inspirational reminder of what thriving while surviving looks like. There are so many reasons to celebrate Edna. At the top of the list; her strength and determination. From the very first moment we met this dynamic woman of courage, we have been inspired and reminded of how precious life is and how we must always take each day as the gift that it is while making every moment of life worth something remembering.

Edna Lugo CocktailVixens Mobile Bartending Company

In such a small package reside so much strength, power, and courage. Edna wholeheartedly embodies the mission of #STSGlobal by living her life and making every moment count. Her passion for life and pushing forward through obstacles has inspired us to keep pushing past every hurdle that may come our way. Only Enda can truly tell her story and give you an accurate glimpse into her life. However, as we have gotten to know Edna and all that she stands for and the passion and strength that she exudes—it did not surprise us that Edna is a cervical cancer survivor. There is no way a woman with so much love, passion, and determination would ever allow a beast like cancer, to win. She kicked it in its rear end and is living her life on her terms; making a difference in other people’s lives while living her passion and dreams and servicing others. Her talents, her creativity, her gifts, and her passion, inspires us each day to live our best life now.

Edna Lugo—Businesswoman, Inspiration, Champion, Survivor—is the owner of CocktailVixens™. A Mobile Bartending Company, CocktailVixens™ specializes in servicing a variety of social and private venues in the Tri-State Area. They treat you and your event uniquely. They specialize in bringing your event to life with their customized drinks for any occasion, including non-alcoholic beverages.

CocktailVixens™ delivers top quality services to every event they do. Quality service is standard at all venues for which they are hired. Whether it is an intimate gathering or a large event such as receptions and corporate sponsored events—you will receive quality service, in addition to top, quality products that will bowl over you and your guests.

When you hire CocktailVixens™ for your event, please know that you are receiving the best in mobile bartending services. Be certain to inquire about their signature and customized drinks. Once you have experienced CocktailVixens™ services and quality drinks, you will not consider any other company for your events. They are truly geniuses at what they do! Be certain to follow Edna and CocktailVixens™ at,  https://www.facebook.com/pg/CocktailVixens and  https://www.instagram.com/cocktailvixens/  Email: cocktailvixens@gmail.com  http://cocktailvixens.com/

We encourage you to get to know this inspiring woman of courage. Be inspired by her strength and passion. We salute you, Edna Lugo! We are humbled and inspired by your courage and conviction. We are honored to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women’s History Month…ShonTe Smith!

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We are continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month! #SurpriseTheStruggling’s eleventh highlight this month is the selfless and devoted humanitarian ShonTe Smith—#SurpriseTheStruggling’s day one supporter and New Jersey Ambassador.  Meeting ShonTe was like meeting an angel—an angel on a mission to make a difference in this world globally. ShonTe fully embraces the mission of #STSGlobal and from the beginning gave her support and love to our organization’s efforts in making a difference in the lives of those homeless and less fortunate.

ShonTe Smith The When I Grow Up Project Books4Ghana

ShonTe is a fearless young woman who is not ashamed to speak, walk, and talk her truth—living it each day with a passion that is contagious and having a profound effect on the lives of many globally. Her drive, passion, and compassion inspire #SurpriseTheStruggling to not only continue our work with diligence but to also reach out far beyond our own comfort zones; to take daring steps to help those globally, as well as locally. ShonTe’s drive and commitment remind us each day that life is a gift that we get to share with others, and that many people in this world need people to show them that they are a gift also.

ShonTe Smith—Entrepreneur, Filmmaker, Trailblazer, Student, CEO, Humanitarian—is CEO and the director of The When I Grow up Project. The When I Grow up Project is a motivational documentary that focuses on inspiring and encouraging children to follow their dreams despite the obstacles they may face. In 2013, ShonTe directed the documentary with the production of Shangosoul Entertainment and support of Plainfield New Jersey Community Television Network. The vision was to expose role models in the community for children to become inspired. The group of twenty students and ShonTe went around Plainfield asking community members and professionals to describe their occupations and their motivation. All interactions were recorded and became the foundation for the film. Throughout the summer, the film aired on Plainfield Television Network.

After two years of researching and networking, ShonTe realized this project could encourage children around the world and become a motivational movement. This thought gave birth to the Follow your Dreams Tour. This global journey has ShonTe traveling to different countries to enhance the short film to a complete documentary by gaining a global perspective, interviewing international volunteers, and understanding how the environment affects opportunities.  To learn more about this project, watch the video on YouTube- https://youtu.be/L2tAm7suYk4 or

Email- books4ghanaproject@gmail.com and follow ShonTe Smith on Instagram at, www.instagram.com/whenigrowupproject and www.instagram.com/books4ghana To donate, https://www.gofundme.com/2jc6jyk

We encourage you to get to know this Global Trailblazing Angel—be inspired by her altruistic and humanitarian endeavors. We salute you, ShonTe Smith! We are humbled and ingratiated to you for being that inspiration that inspires us to reach further. We are blessed to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women’s History Month…Naté Jones!

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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Continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, #SurpriseTheStruggling’s our tenth highlight this month is the vivacious and effervescent Naté Jones (Pronounced Na-tay)—#SurpriseTheStruggling’s day one supporter and champion, New York Ambassador. Naté has made herself an invaluable part of #STSGlobal. Her compassion, dedication, and commitment have made her shine like a diamond and the star that she is. From the very beginning, Naté has taken on the mission of #STS and has been responsible for launching our first Purses & Pumps, Sip and Drop & Pamper Party.

Naté has introduced us to many others who have the same commitment and drive as #SurpriseTheStruggling—who share in our mission to helping homeless women and teen girls, also those wishing to empower women. This dynamo of a woman has endeared herself to our hearts, becoming and Ambassador and a board member. Though we have not seen her for a couple of months, we have felt the continued work and support that she continues to give to our organization.

Naté Jones Leaders in Lipstick Empowerment Organization

It is inspiring to work with such a young woman as Naté, and know where you stand and what you are going to get. Her boldness, her, passion, her vivaciousness is contagious. In the same room with Naté and you cannot help but be inspired to do something; moved to make a change in your own life and the life of others. If we were to accurately say who and what Nate is to #STSGlobal, we would have to call her the Sun—bringing sunshine, warmth, energy, and vitality. She inspires, encourages, and empowers just by allowing her awesome light to shine wherever she is and with whomever, she is. Because of her, the light of #STSGlobal shines a little brighter.

Naté Jones—Actress, Dancer, Model, Trailblazer, Detroit Native, Game Changer—is Founder of Leaders In Lipstick, an empowerment organization. Leaders in Lipstick—female empowerment group—encourages goal oriented women to achieve their goals by creating platforms for mentoring, networking, and personal growth. Leaders in Lipstick encourage and support women to walk in their leadership roles and make a difference. Through her organization, Naté has executed various venues and social gatherings that have brought top entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations to come together and network—forming lifelong friendships and business connections. www.leadersinlipstick.org

Visit Naté’s social pages to stay informed and to know what you can do to become a part of Leaders in Lipstick empowerment organization. www.facebook.com/leadersinlipstick www.instagram.com/leadersinlipstick www.instagram.com/pronouncednatay and her new venture on Tea With Té,  Http://bit.ly/NatéJonesYouTube

We encourage you to get to know this Diamond Trailblazer—be inspired by her shining light. We salute you, Naté Jones! We are grateful to you and your light that has brightened who we are and what we do! We are honored to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women History Month…Patricia Sykes!

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Continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, #SurpriseTheStruggling’s ninth highlight this month is an entrepreneur and sweet treat maven, Patricia Sykes—#SurpriseTheStruggling’s inspirational and day one supporter, Ambassador from New York. Patricia encompasses the heart of #STSGlobal mission. Our front-line Ambassador—Patricia is taking it to the streets to meet the people where they are. She has donated her time, services, and talents—to not only our organization—but to countless others. She is raising awareness for each cause that is near and dear to both our hearts. Patricia has a dedicated spirit and heart to making a difference. This was evident when on one of the coldest times in New York history, she took to the streets with #STS and other volunteers and Ambassadors, giving out coats, blankets, toiletries, gloves, and food. This is why she is considered our frontline Ambassador because she is not afraid of the getting out of her comfort zone and bringing aid to those in need of service.

Patricia Sykes Suga Mamas Treats and Tees, Ambassador

If you should know anything about Patricia, it is that she has one of the hugest hearts and such a passion for children. We believe that it is her motherhood, which makes her shine the brightest and drives her passion and compassion to assist #SurpriseTheStruggling in its many endeavors.

Some of you may also know our Ambassador as Suga Mama Treats! In her capacity as a baker, Patricia has provided her talents to countless causes; including many #STS events. One of the things we love most about Patricia—a.k.a Suga Mamas Treats—are the kid-friendly workshops and opportunities that she sponsors and holds exclusively for children. It is unique and inspiring, and a reflection of Patricia’s huge spirit and why we absolutely adore her.

Patricia Sykes—Mother, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, Frontline Ambassador, Friend—is CEO of Suga Mamas Treats and Tees. An artisanal and gourmet online bakery that specializes in treats baked, created and designed from scratch—using only the freshest ingredients seasonally available, that have garnered them the reputation for having the highest quality and great tasting products.

Suga Mamas Treats and Tees is a family based business established by Patricia and her ten-year-old daughter, Denise. The business was birthed from an idea that her daughter had to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit in her daughter, and combining her passion for baking, Suga Mamas Treats was established as a kid-friendly venture. Please visit their website: www.sugamamastreats.com to learn more about Patricia and her daughter Denise, and the wonderful products and services being offered. Be certain to check out the gallery of her work. We promise you, you will be quickly placing an order and inquiring about one of the many kid-friendly parties that Patricia hosts.

Whatever you do, do yourself a service and get to know the awesome woman that will only bring more sweetness and goodness to your life. We appreciate you, Patricia Sykes—Sugar Mamas Treats! We are honored and over the moon to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women’s History Month…Iesha Sekou!

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We are continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month! #SurpriseTheStruggling’s eighth highlight this month is the educator and crusader of justice, Iesha Sekou—#SurpriseTheStruggling’s powerful and awe-inspiring Ambassador from New York, NY. Where do we begin with the accolades for this powerful woman? The voice of the voiceless? This Queen, who lays it on the line each and every day; risking it all to save our youth and to give them a voice, an outlet, an education, a future—is the embodiment of love and strength. Ms. Iesha lays is walking the talk and not just talking it. She is living and breathing it, and has done so for over thirty years.

Words cannot adequately convey the love and gratitude that we have for Iesha Sekou. This is why she is our very first recipient of the #STS Community Leadership Award—presented at our First Anniversary Celebration. She has been a champion for #STSGLOBAL as well as our sister organization, The Stop Bullying Project®. She has gone out of her way to assist and to encourage and mentor. Iesha is a living and breathing embodiment of #SurpriseTheStruggling’s mission; living each day, giving back to those in her community. Her community is not just where she resides, it is all encompassing of every young person needing a champion; every man or woman needing resources to better their life circumstances. From the moment Iesha connected with #Surprisethestruggling, it has been one opportunity after another to spread and share our mission and to reach people in places we would never have reached on our own. She is a treasure of wisdom and knowledge, and we are so fortunate to have her as an Ambassador, friend, and personal mentor and surrogate Mom of our Founder, Dr. Jacquelyn Wilson.

Iesha Sekou, Educator, Activist, Founder of Street Corner Resources

Iesha Sekou—Mentor, Champion, Educator, Activist, Game-Changer, Trailblazer—is the Founder of Street Corner Resources (SCR). Street Corner Resources is a nonprofit organization located at Harlem Renaissance High School. Founded in 2007 by Iesha Sekou, Street Corner Resources mission is to empower young people to stay away from gun and gang violence through music, employment, education, training, and other resources. In addition, Street Corner Resources seeks to reduce the amount of gun and gang violence in the Harlem community. SCR seeks to create a more peaceful community by providing teenagers and young adults greater access to real employment, education, training and other resources to assist them as they strive for success.

Ms. Iesha is also the host of a weekly radio show, Street Corner Resources Live on Harlem Community Radio (WHCR 90.3 FM) The program combines information and dialogue on many of the important issues facing the community. Topics include violence prevention, community policing, career development and more. SCR LIVE often highlights the lives of individuals who are making a positive impact in our community. Street Corner Resources LIVE airs every Monday morning from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on WHCR 90.3 FM.

Please visit SCR webpage for more information. Find out how you can become involved with this powerful organization. http://www.scrnyc.org

Whatever you do, do yourself a service and get to know this powerful woman of change. We salute you Iesha Sekou! We are honored to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women’s History Month…Linda Saar-rah Sumpter!

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Our celebration ofWomen’s History Month continues! #SurpriseTheStruggling’s seventh highlight this month is the selfless jewel, Linda Saar-rah Sumpter—#SurpriseTheStruggling’s Diamond Ambassador from Philadelphia, PA. Are there any words to describe this jewel? To be able to summarize what she stands for and means to #STSGLOBAL? We do not think so but we are going to try our best. From the beginning, Ms. Linda has been true to her word and an invaluable supporter and Ambassador to our organization. She has selflessly given of her time and love to support, promote, and represent #SupriseTheStruggling and our mission. She, herself and her organization, has been a surprise to #STS. Countless times, we have retrieved the mail, and there was a package filled with beautiful purses and toiletries to aid us in our mission.

Ms. Linda has filled our hearts with courage, inspiration, and strength. She has been a mentor, a friend, a sister, a mother, a go-to for information. She is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom that cannot be obtained through books but only through life experiences, and she shares this with us every day. It is truly beyond our words to express the esteem in which we hold Ms. Linda. We are not only grateful for the day that our paths crossed, but honored and blessed to be in the presence of such greatness—a woman who is leaving an indelible mark on this world; creating a legacy worthy of generations to come. She is the epitome of strength and fortitude, earning her place as a woman in history that is raising the bar for all other women. Simply put—We LOVE Ms. Linda. Because of her, we are better human beings.

Linda Saar-rah Sumpter, Sister Prison Wives & Best Friends and Families

Linda Saar-rah Sumpter—mother, wife, sister, grandmother, aunt, friend, humanitarian, life-changer and so much more—is Founder of Sister Prison Wives Best Friends & Family (SPW-BFF), a 501c3 Nonprofit organization for children and families of loved ones where incarceration is in their lives. SPW-BFF are comprised of families across the country supporting and helping people connect and deal with loved ones who have been incarcerated, are presently in jail, or who are re-entering society from prison. Sister Prison Wives – Best Friends & Family was formed for the purposes of being a Charitable and Educational organization. Their aim is to conduct activities that will promote knowledge and awareness that there is someone missing in their homes. SPW-BFF is there to be a support system to those who have loved ones that are incarcerated, in jail, and in prison.

SPW-BFF is compassionate and is asks for assistance in helping wives, husbands, sisters, brother, best friends and family members during this challenging period of their lives. This affects us all! There is someone missing and SPW-BFF would like to be a vessel of encouragement to people who are in need; encouraging all to look at our family and friends with compassion, get inside of their skin, and see what the world looks like through their eyes.

Please visit their webpage for more information. Find out how you can assist them and donate to their mission. http://www.spw-bff.org

We implore you to get to know this jewel of a woman who is creating an astounding legacy for generations to come. We salute you, Linda Saar-rah Sumpter! We are blessed to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women’s History Month…Keisha T. Christie!

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Our celebration of Women’s History Month continues. #SurpriseTheStruggling’s sixth highlight this month is the incomparable and consummate professional, Keisha T. Christie—#SurpriseTheStruggling’s tried and true Ambassador extraordinaire from Queens, NY. There is so much that can be said for this darling of a human being who is full of love and compassion that can barely be matched by anyone else when in her presence. Keisha has made herself an integral part of the success of #SurpriseTheStruggling. An invaluable member of our Ambassador’s team; Keisha has proven repeatedly that her heart is for the advancement and betterment of the people in her community, as well as globally. Each day she lives and represents the mission and slogan of #STSGLOBAL: “We meet the people where they’re at…Period!”

Keisha Christie Level Up Connections Motivational Speaker Wealth Activator

From day one of connecting with this outstanding businessperson, #STS has been fortunate to be a recipient of her kindness and generosity. Whether it is hosting brunches, our One Year Anniversary, to surprise pop-ups; giving tutorials on makeup, teaching about business, sleeping out to save our children from the streets to organizing a means to send donations to Jamaica—Keisha’s heart for the people and dedication to her post as an Ambassador has blown us away. She is the epitome of dedication and professionalism. We are humbled to have her work with us and beside us.

Keisha T. Christie—Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Doer, Realtor, and Philanthropist—is also the Founder of Level Up Connections. She is creating legacies to last generations. Keisha is using her platform to make changes in the lives of countless people; regardless to age. She is determined to educate, motivate, and propel people into a position of not only recognizing but also stepping into the life that they were ordained to live. Keisha is that catalyst that many people need in their lives to help them see the big picture; Coaching individuals to see their lives through different lenses, offering a wealth of services to optimize your life and revenue. Visit her pages on https://instagram.com/levelupconnections  & https://facebook.com/wealthmotivator

We implore you to get to know the dedicated woman is blazing a path, creating an astounding legacy. We salute you, Keisha T. Christie! We are honored to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!

Celebrating Women’s History Month…Wanda Edwards!

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Continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, #SurpriseTheStruggling’s fifth highlight this month is the courageous and triumphant Wanda Edwards—#STSGlobal’s Chief Ambassador. We do not believe there are enough words in our vernacular to accurately describe the love and gratitude we have and hold in our hearts for our dear sister Wanda and her dedication and support to the mission of #SupriseTheStruggling; Especially when she has so many things in her life that she is responsible for and working towards. We are humbled by her dedication and love and extend our gratitude to Wanda for choosing to be a part of #STS. That, she would find the time to work with us, plan and execute more than one Sip & Drop and then accompany us as we hit the streets of the tristate area to bless women and even men—with the surprise bags of toiletries, as well as food and water. She is simply amazing and a shining example of what love and service look like in the flesh. She is a true champion for the people, especially those who have gone through some horrific circumstances in their lives and may feel as though there is no way out. Wanda is that hope. That voice that God is using to say otherwise. Wanda deserves her place as a woman in history and a woman of honor and integrity.

Wanda Edwards, A Walk in Her Shoes, Colors of Survival, Advocate

Wanda Edwards—Mother, survivor, motivational speaker, documentarian, minister, humanitarian, champion, and advocate. There is so much more to Wanda than meets the eye. A woman with firsthand knowledge of what it means to survive and not only fight to get your life back, but to thrive while doing it. Wanda is the founder of “A Walk in Her Shoes—Empowering women to stand up and talk about their experiences and bring healing and hope to one another, as well as educate on the many different levels and nuances of domestic violence and what to do. She is also an advocate for S.O.F.I.A—a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides advocacy, supportive services and referrals for temporary housing to “at risk” women and children affected by domestic violence. https://supportsofia.org

This past fall, Wanda released a short film, making her an Executive Producer and director. Colors of Survival Documentary (see the trailer: http://bit.ly/ColorsofSurvival ) Telling the stories of Domestic Violence survivors. Wanda will be Co-host of Sacred Conversations this coming March 10th Please follow her on her Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/uniquelywanda/ for more information.

We implore you to get to know the dedicated woman of strength who is making history every day through her work, advocacy, and dedication. We salute you, Wanda Edwards! We are humbled to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!