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Athalia Monae

My life has been a series of hurdles that sometimes seemed that it would be incapable to overcome. There were times I found myself lost in the chaos of uncertainty. Yet, it was in these moments that I discovered the light within me—my love for writing, which started when I was a preteen. Writing became my refuge, a way to process the world around me and find strength in my voice. It was also a happy place for me, because I love expressing myself through my writing.

It became my healing process, a testament to my resilience. Each word I wrote was a step towards reclaiming my life and finding purpose amid pain, and confusion.

Today, my journey through adversity shapes every decision I make. I write to inspire, and encourage others, to remind them that no matter how tough the journey, there is always hope and strength to be found. In my self published book “Why the Secrets?” a few of the characters mirror my own struggles and triumphs, and through them, I aim to offer a sense of solace, empowerment, and hope to my readers.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. Whether you are facing your own battles or simply looking for a story that resonates, I hope my words bring you comfort and courage. Together, we can find beauty in our struggles and strength in our stories.

I’m founder of Alahta Mane Essentials, a startup I launched using my turnkey product I created and designed, which is a hairbrush case used to address the issue of keeping hairbrushes clean and protected, while traveling, in handbags, even at home.

Currently I’m a contributing writer at Entrepreneur Media, as well as a writer for Authority Magazine.

Advocating and volunteering for Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit organization that provides nutritious meals to malnourished children in over 70 countries, refugees, as well as human trafficking survivors has been something I’ve enjoyed doing since 2012.

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About My Book

Queen Jones is the nine-year-old daughter of a successful African American married couple. She and her parents had a close and loving relationship.

That all changed one day when Queen woke up expecting to see her father, Charles, as she had always, but this time he wasn’t there.

She immediately started asking her mom, Linda, questions about her father’s whereabouts and continued to do so as she got older, but her mom always avoided answering. Fast forward to over a decade later. Queen is now a college student and her mom has remarried. Queen still hasn’t received an explanation for her father’s disappearance.

As a result of a horrible accident, the shocking truth comes out about everything. Even the reason as to why she and her mom no longer had a relationship with some of their extended family and why they had never met Queen’s mom new husband, Mark. Queen is so stunned regarding the reason for her father no longer being a part of her life that she starts to search for him; she has to hear his side of the story. She eventually finds her father.

The intriguing insight as to how one family secret caused a domino effect of confusion, division and resentment.

This short story exhibits how a lack of open, and honest communication plays a part in the demise of some of our relationships. It also touches on why it’s important to collect all the facts before judging a person or situation, because sometimes things aren’t what they seem.

As seen in:

Entrepreneur, Authority Magazine, IG, MSN (US), Yahoo, Entrepreneur en Español, China Times, NewsBreak