Out with the #old in with the #new

Hi Friends,

So before I get into this #inspirational blog I had to say it sure feels good to be back with you ALL and guess what, yup, you’ve guessed it!! I re-published “A Woman’s Intuition” I will share more details in the next blog but for now, click here to order your copy..

https://www.createspace.com/6368172

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I will be going on a #book tour soon so if you want a signed copy, look out for tour date or email mii directly at prayedforfreedom@gmail.com

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NOW, back to my original train of thought!!

Recently, I was out and about and literally I felt that familiar sharp poke in the side of my rib, ladies you know what I mean, it’s cold, it’s unaccepted and it’s annoying a.h..Ladies, now, I know you ALL know that feeling so I am so NOT alone on this one…… LOLOL!! As I sat there, I had to pull out that frigid piece of metal from my bra and was quite angry that I would be left with one firm shaped round and perfect breast and one a little less firm because it is the underwire that had to be removed rather quickly, otherwise, the pain would become much more intense..

So here is where the revelation came in:

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A couple of days later, I had to do laundry and was about to throw out that once beautiful, firm fitting, double d bra with the pretty lace and perfect hold, when I had a thought; matter of fact, it was as if a light bulb went off in my head and I thought to myself, why NOT turn it into a sports bra and I will just wear it under my real sports bra but it could be doubled for extra support………. That’s when this message came to mii that I want to share with you!!

Often times, we as humans are so quick to throw something away that we NO longer find useful because like in this case of my wired under garment, something went wrong and ultimately I felt as if the whole thing NO longer had any value..

But just like that – I realized I could utilize my bra for something else and it could be salvaged after all!!

My point and message to you is – do NOT be so quick to throw things away (this includes friendships, relationships, loves etc) that can be used just because there is a slight malfunction..

See, there are times when we are being redirected but so many of us are so one track minded that we cannot fathom the endless possibilities out there as well as the infinite amount of functions one object/ thing/ relationship may offer because we do NOT care to see the potential.. Today, my hope is that in spite of how your situation may look, you will be encouraged enough to

Carpe Diem ~dd3

and be as optimistic as possible while you look at every angle of a problem, circumstance so on and so forth!!

I know, I know, it is often difficult to be optimistic in our every day lives but I promise you, if you try it, you will find #success ALL around you as your boobies receive double hold-age, firm, power for your double D’s.. (This last part is a joke but as I LOLOLOL, I hope you found this message encouraging, insightful and it spoke to your soul)

Have a #blessed nite Fam..

 

Stay tuned for the upcoming message about my book of poetry and special quotes “A Woman’s Intuition”

AniYa A.

The grateful and optimistic one

 

 

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“The Man Curse” by Raqiyah Mays

Do you think you are cursed in your love life? Or have you had some strange issues happen in your family and you’ve never been the same since? Well, stop everything and read the following:

The time has come and it is an absolute pleasure and honor to write this blog about none other than Ms. Raqiyah Mays who is doing so much and it is a blessing to know her. In the following you will see photos of this Leader from her latest photo shoot where she was one of the women selected for The Limited’s “The NEW Look of Leadership” campaign but also you will learn more about her NEW book which is hitting the world wide web on November 16th and you can support her by buying her book at the following: themancurse.com, barnesandnoble.com, amazon, ibooks, and at Google play.

WHAT IS THE MAN CURSE?
The Man Curse is a self-help fiction novel that explores the phenomenon of generational curses and cycles in families as told through the story of Meena Butler, a professional woman working to break the man curse and become the first woman in her family to marry. Is she cursed? Or is it all in her head?

When Raqiyah and I first met, she had just spoken to a group of women at a Domestic Violence event (it was one of the most amazing ones I have ever been too, there will be another one in May, if you would like more info or to be connected as a vendor, sponsor, to just attend etc. let me know and I will put you in contact with organizers) and that is where I learned of “The Man Curse” as well as her being a Leader for the campaign she is apart of now! What I admire the most about Ms. Mays, who happens to be WBLS‬ 107.5 FM Radio Personality, an Author, Journalist, and an Activist, is her boldness to share what is on her heart as well as on her mind. Friends, I have read the first few pages of her book and I am here to let you know I cannot wait until I get my hands and eyes on the rest of the book which comes out tomorrow!

Shortly after we met, she asked me if I could share my story in a tv interview that we would both take part in, I agreed that it was time to let people know that my favorite cousin, Sandy Jeanty, was murdered by her fiance’ over a decade ago and the pain is still deep, I say that to say, what is so different about Raqiyah is she is helping so many heal. She has taken parts of her story and life and turned it into a piece of literature that reaches the soul! I, for one, have seen so much D.V in and around my younger years growing whether it was via my aunt whom was stabbed by her spouse or again when my cousin was murdered by someone whom was supposed to love her, marry her and live happily ever after with her! To be honest friends, I almost gave up on love and have ran away from many men as I believed that I would be hurt, demonized or even killed. Today, I am taking control back and saying that though there may have been a Man Curse surrounding me and my family, I, you, we can overcome and be happy in love with whomever God has for us.

I close by sharing that I am finally able to open up about some of these deep seated issues I have hidden for many many years, people like Ms. Mays shares these messages in her work because she knows people like me and you need to be freed from these invisible chains of oppression which bound us for way too long! Friends, if you are in a Domestic Violence situation, whether it is verbal, physical (this one is HUGE), emotional, monetary (sometimes your abuser will hold funding and monies from you as a way to hold you as a prisoner), spiritual and more it’s time to GET OUT. I am speaking from experience and I will never forget one of the last phrases I utilized when finally speaking up about losing my own cousin at the aforementioned event, “Remember fam, you are NOT the only ones whom are affected when you are in these abusive situations as you have cousins, aunties, grandparents, uncles and friends whom love you very much besides your children and parents.”

Be safe, love yourselves, reach out to those who love you, or seek help from abuse centers which the police stations near you can escort you too and turn this thing around! Don’t forget to check out the following for ways you can hear Raqiyah Mays speak and see her LIVE.

If you are in these areas, please see the dates and plan on meeting Raqiyah Mays at one of these venues

If you are in these areas, please see the dates and plan on meeting Raqiyah Mays at one of these venues

“There hasn’t been an author in 20 years, since Terry McMillan, to fully express the experience of black women in love and romance. I believe Raqiyah Mays can fill that void with The Man Curse.”
*Karen Hunter, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, best-selling author, publisher, Sirius/XM host of “The Karen Hunter Show”

Raqiyah Mays was selected out of thousands of women to be one of the women chosen for The Limited's new campaign here in the Tri-State area, doesn't she look great??!!

Raqiyah Mays was selected out of thousands of women to be one of the women chosen for The Limited’s new campaign here in the Tri-State area, doesn’t she look great??!!

GoD Bless You ALL,

AniYa A.

Freedom Entertainment Group

President & CEO