ABOUT THE BOOK
Thirteen brave women, Lavette Cherie, Dr. Carla Lindsay, Amber G., L'Divine Holland, Clarissa Foster, LaTonya Spates, Marla Fowlkes, Sharonda Grandberry, Sharice Porter, Syrita Lindsey, Kimberly C. Brown, Angela AJ Thompson, and Nekisha Michelle share their private moments of failure, self-destruction, and personal tragedies.
Respective of their blemished past, what they have in common is the inner resolve and acceptance to use those defining moments as valuable life lessons. The lessons these phenomenal women learned gave them the ingenuity to create current lives of substance, value, and empowerment for themselves, their families and others. The relentless characteristics of these women make them The Ready Woman Society.
The Ready Woman Society emotionally, logically, and spiritually owns that a quality ready woman is resourceful at turning her problems and challenges into a platform for love, happiness, income, and influence. Their collection of personal diaries make up this book, known as Diary of a Ready Woman; I Don't Look Like What I've Been Through Because My Comeback is Better than My Setback. Diary of a Ready Woman is a collaborative sequel to the book, The Ready Woman by visionary, Nekisha Michelle Kee.
ABOUT THE VISIONARY
Nekisha Michelle Kee, MSW, (aka Nasira) Is the world’s most beloved Plus-Size Love Doyenne, Matchmaker and owner of Ultimate Match Agency.
She's been featured in everything from Ebony, Black Enterprise, Upscale, Rolling Out, Success, Plus Model Magazine, to being a TV Personality on OWN and HGTV. Nekisha Michelle is a contributor to the Huff Post and a mother and a wife.
Nekisha-Michelle redesigned her life after being a social worker and in non-profit administration for over 16 years to share her story and passion of finding real love for herself as a plus-size woman using BLISS. She believes everyone can be happy and have amazing love. “Understanding it is not about a shape or size but having the right state of mind.”
Nekisha is a lady of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and received her bachelor degree from Virginia State University (HBCU) and a Masters of Social Work in 1999 from the University of Cincinnati. She is the wife to Boyo and mother of Ciera and Izzy. Nekisha Michelle carries a powerful inspiring voice, engaging personality, and passion for helping others create an amazing life.
Nekisha is the author of The Ready Woman, How to Bounce Back from Adversity, Redesign Your Life for Amazing Love and Real Happiness. As well as Diary of A Ready Woman.
MEET THE CO-AUTHORS
Sharonda Grandberry is a published fashion stylist in Queen size magazine, and as a plus-size model in FemmePlus and Woman of More Magazine. October 2016, Sharonda was also announced as the winner in the Curvy and Fabulous model of the month on all social media sites belonging to Cynthia Bailey, star of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Sharonda was named “Miss Alabama Black Expo 2017.
LaVette Cherie, is a Poet, Actress, Writer, and Elocutionist. LaVette has poetry published in Z Publishing’s “California’s Best Emerging Poets” LaVette has work appearing or forthcoming in several theatre venues, including her poems recently featured in a Nina Child’s Production play “The Bridge.”She also performs in local venues to spread love through her poetry, ghostwriting and currently working on her first album. LaVette’s style is very eclectic! LaVette loves reaching all people around the world.
Dr. Carla Lindsay resides in Atlanta Georgia. She completed her undergraduate studies at Eastern Kentucky University. After only three years of undergrad, she enrolled at Southern College of Optometry where she received her Bachelors in Biology and Doctor of Optometry degrees. Dr. Lindsay has been in Georgia for 21 years and has been practicing for over 20 years. After being in many modes of practice including retail, employed, and private; she opened her practice, EyeMax VisionCare Group (inside Pearle Vision), in 2007.
Marla Fowlkes is a Smooches Brand Ambassador and Plus Size Model for the Smooches Movement in the DMV-Baltimore Metropolitan Area. Marla empowers women in the “curvy” community. She shows women how to build confidence and put themselves first. Marla believes when women realize that they are beautiful, it becomes the most important step in loving themselves. Marla is also an Independent Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics. She uses her products and services to enhance the lives of women and to empower them financially.
Leslie aka L' Divine Holland has ten siblings, five in which she grew up with, three sisters and two brothers. Something unique about her is that one of the siblings is her identical twin sister Erin Holland. Leslie and Erin were child actresses playing on the famous America sitcom television show “The Jefferson’s” swapping, playing the character of Lionel's daughter, “Baby Jessica.”
Angela Thompson, is the CEO of a successful asset management company. A VP of a Real Estate investment company and a business development investor. The CEO of marriagemindedonly.com. Angela is also a record producer with her first contribution on “Lift” from award-winning artist Akia Uwanda.
Amber G. is the author of the compelling series “Mergers and Acquisitions.” In her second self-published novel “Game Faces On M&A2.” Her mission is to write about characters who examine their lives, their hopes, fears, and motivations. Characters that will linger with you long after the story is over. She dreams that one day the Mergers & Acquisitions series will become an internet series or motion picture.
Clarissa Foster, at the age of 30, Clarissa became the youngest black female CEO in the State of Ohio to own and operate an escrow and title insurance agency. The employer of over a dozen full-time staffers and independent notary closers, Clarissa’s goal was to ensure that her firm, Shaker Title Services Corporation, was not only a leader in the industry but also held a reputation for quality of service and integrity of the products offered. Clarissa is a contributing author of “Permission to Speak,” a compilation of writings sponsored by the City of Cleveland.
Sharice Porter, while in school she wrote for “The Pioneer”-the campus newspaper and had aspirations of becoming a published author and speaker. Those hopes were realized in July of 2016 when she became a featured author in the book compilation “Breaking through Barriers.” Through her books and motivational speaking, her mission is to inspire and empower girls and women to understand that even though there may be some scars in life with time scars do heal.