Resilient. Ambitious. Tenacious. Courageous. Amazing. Selfless. Passionate. Brilliant. Caring. Radiant. Loyal. Focused. Determined. Generous.
Although born into a royal household in Nigeria, it did not shield Dr. Princess Fumi S. Hancock, DNP struggles with from abuse and suicide ideation as she finds her foot on the pedal ready to plunge off the Verrazano Bridge in New York, USA.
Homeless, jobless, depressed, and suicidal, Wendy Alexander manages to overcome the opinions of others in America to build an international business in the Middle East.
Laying on the cold floor, drugged and unable to move, Eryka T. Johnson is gang raped by eight men while in college after a R&B concert.
Drop-dead fearless, a healing heeler; and a limitless dreamer, Fatima Mohammed defies the outdated social practices of her country and inspires women to remain dauntless in the face of doubters and challenges.
Hearing the un-settling news of her daughter’s thoughts of suicide, Yolanda Dupree battles a deep depression and war against the inner chatter that says, “you failed as a mother.” She shares her story of molestation at a very young age.
“You’re a liar!” is how Jay Kamara Frederick remembers feeling when her sexual predator was found not guilty in a UK courtroom after she endures a difficult three-hour interrogation. She too struggles with the teenage trauma of female genital cutting.
Killings, shootings, and abuse…she could have easily been a statistic in her crime-ridden neighborhood, but opportunity and open-mindedness allowed Dr. Leonora Muhammad, DNP to escape and find purpose in helping others in the healthcare system.
With 7 million people in South Africa infected with HIV/AIDS, Zizo Mda challenges her government to provide more and better solutions / interventions.
Driven by a mother’s love, Flerida Santana-Johnas fights to save her son from a system that wrongly accused him of sexual misconduct on a college campus simply because of the color of his skin.
Lying in bed helpless and bleeding from her neck and shoulder, left to die, Ramona Phillips spends most of her childhood protecting her mother from abusive men and later fights the same challenge in her own relationships.