Meet Contributing Author: Carmen R. Almeida

Carmen R. Almeida was born on June 16th on the beautiful island of Cuba. At an early age Carmen, her parents, and two younger sisters made Miami, Florida their new home, where she lived her entire childhood until she graduated from high school.

Carmen continues to be a woman of faith and has become an entrepreneur, business owner; mother of 3, plus 3 step-children equals 6, and wife to a wonderful man. Her years of experience in Corporate America where she wore several hats from Executive Assistant, Office Manager, Human Resources, and Event Planner, also volunteered to help various organizations, which open the gates for multiple talents to blossom, providing an opportunity to transition into the business women and entrepreneur she is today.

She enjoys speaking and educating others, and has become a leader at networking events, community events, and corporate groups. She is now able to put her passion into educating, and empowering families, individuals, small business owners, and entrepreneurs via her LegalShield business where she holds the positon of Executive Director.

LegalShield has become a vehicle for her to educate and empower others, especially women. One of the many things she enjoys most about what she does is the opportunity to meet aspiring women striving to achieve, plus she enjoys how women are coming together to support one another. Because of many heartfelt testimonies, LegalShield has become more of a mission than a business for Carmen. It provides her an internal gratification to know she’s making a difference in the community by empowering family, and business owners. To top it off, she has an opportunity to help and educate others on how to increase their finances and change their families Legacy. Her goal is to continue to reach as many individuals, families, and communities across North America and hope that she can make a true differences.

One of Carmen’s favorite quotes is: “You Can’t Stop A Man or A Woman Who Will Not Quit!” By: Michael Humes-LegalShield.

Meet Contributing Author: Cheryl Menifee

Cheryl Menifee is from Springfield, MO and she is a wife, mother, grandmother, author, encourager, event planner and speaker.

She is collectively inspired by family, music, books, great company, affirmations, the Word, developmental conversations, personal histories, growth, and life.

Her favorite quote is by Marianne Williamson:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Favorite scripture: Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Meet Contributing Author: Carla Storrs

Carla Marie Storrs resides in Erie Pennsylvania and is married to Tyrone Storrs. They have 8 children and 24 grandchildren. Carla is a born again believer who confesses Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. Carla is a member at Greater Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church where she is an ordained Deacon, leads the Deliverance Ministry, Women’s Conference educational enrichment, and president of the Pastors Support Ministry.

Carla also possesses a Masters in Social Work specializing in mental health and substance abuse disorders. Carla has the gift of exhortation, a motivational speaker, and a passion for all hurting women.

Meet Contributing Author: Brenda Evans

Brenda Evans was born on November 11th in Syracuse NY to two loving parents and nine siblings. She had a great childhood. Brenda has one child and two grandchildren. She retired after thirty-five years as a Nursing Station Clerk, from Upstate Medical Center.

Brenda is inspired by life and personal struggles they have overcome. Her favorite scripture is Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and salvation whom shall fear. The Lord is the strength of my life, whom shall I be afraid.”

Meet Contributing Author: Brenda Douglas

Native of Prince George’s county. Brenda Douglas is a licensed Residential Listing Consultant. She is the owner of the Diva Spaces that shares interior design ideas for women or “diva spaces” and Real Estate Diva Brenda that has 1.6k followers and shares real estate related information.

She also teaches real estate related seminars and virtual chats and is the author of the blog, Diary of a Real Estate Diva. Lastly, Brenda is the founder of Diva Dynasty and Divapreneurs which help motivate women to start and build their businesses.

She is currently producing the Diva Dialogue podcast radio talk show (on blog talk radio & podbean)

Meet Contributing Author: Brandiss Pearson-Mcintyre

Brandiss Pearson-McIntyre is a loving wife, mother, daughter, nurse practitioner, mentor and inspirational speaker.
She has had a long journey to success moving from nursing assistant to nurse practitioner.

Brandiss recognized her passion for mentoring through her personal journey and her desire to be a public speaker when she was asked to interview for the PBS special “Dream On”. Brandiss feels she has finally found her purpose, but she couldn’t have done it without her support team who wouldn’t let her fall.


Meet Contributing Author: Bonita Fullwood

Bonita Fullwood currently resides in Orange Park, Florida with her husband of 22 years. She is an author who has always had a passion for writing. After high school, life happened. She didn’t write as much, but has always kept a journal throughout her life because writing was an outlet. For years, she thought about writing her story. Last year, she started writing and it has been a tremendous healing process. She is inspired by encouraging, empowering and motivating teen age girls and women to facilitate lifestyle changes spiritually, emotionally and physically. These changes are done with the Word of God and teaching through her women’s ministry.

Meet Contributing Author: Ayisha Jefferson-Evans

Ayisha Jefferson-Evans was born and raised in Tustin, CA but also claims Greensboro, NC for making her the woman she is today. She likes to call herself a multi-passionate hybrid: Black beauty activist, professor, writer, founder, life coach, seer, fashion lover, kitchen beautician and more. She is constantly guided by her favorite quote which is “as we are liberated by our fears, our presence automatically liberates others” by Marianne Williamson.

She is recently married to Christopher Evans and is the founder of Our Beauty Matters

Meet Contributing Author: Antionette Sheppard-McCollum

Antionette Sheppard-McCollum is a wife, mother, certified life coach, licensed minister, award winning All American Scholar and published author. She resides in Winston Salem, NC and received her Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Pfeiffer University and obtained her Bachelors in Business Administration from Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, NC. Antionette is a Utilization Management Specialist for the Corporate Pharmacy department of BlueCross BlueShield of NC. She has a working history in the healthcare industry of 13years. Her life’s quote “Now unto Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20) KJV.

Phone: 336-995-4997
Facebook: Antionette Sheppard McCollum (Hope)
Instagram wokeuponpurpose_hope

Meet Contributing Author: Anika Flagg

Anika Flagg is a mother first and foremost, from Syracuse, NY. She has four wonderful children that are her gifts from God. She has one daughter and three sons, that truly mean the world to her. She counts it all joy that God has chosen her to have charge over them to lead, teach and guide them through life.

Anika is a runner, model, published author, mentor and an advocate against domestic violence. She is also in the midst of releasing a ministry…Restoring Beauty from Ashes. This ministry will reach out to others that have been disregarded and have devalued their worth…it all will be uncovered and recovered and beauty and worth are restored.

Inspiration: Anika’s sheroe is her grandmother. May she continue to rest in peace, but always in her heart & on her mind.

Favorite Scriptures: Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)…For I know the thought that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Isaiah 61:1-3 (NKJV)…Verse 3*…” To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness: That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”


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