Author Yladrea Drummond

Yladrea is a native of Houston, Texas. She is an accomplished compliance consultant, lawyer, political strategist, and leadership trainer. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Texas State University and a Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center. Yladrea is the Founder & CEO of Capital Strategies, LLC, which is the first black-owned political/NGO compliance and financial services firm in the United States. Additionally, she serves as the Chief Programs Officer for Amplify Action, a 501(c)4 organization that cultivates the civic and political engagement of Black and African American men in the Southeastern region. Above

all of her accomplishments, she takes pride in her biggest role as a wife and mother of her two sons. When it’s all said and done, Yladrea pledges her life’s mission, to uplift others, be a vessel for the unheard, and tackle injustice across the nation.

PWH: What inspired you to start writing?

YD: At first it was a way for me to vent and be heard. Then it became something I enjoyed doing whether it be a college essay or correcting a speech for someone. I just enjoyed the power of words.

PWH: When did you first consider yourself an Official “Writer/Author”?

YD: I still haven’t given my self the rights to that title. But I will say that the first time I realized I had the writer’s touch was in undergrad. I wrote an essay as a freshman and my professor gave me a zero. If you received a zero you had to go meet with him. So I met with him and he said to me, “ I gave you a zero as an excuse to put a name to a face. This essay was written on a graduate school level. I haven’t seen someone so young write at this level.” I knew then that I had talent but I never thought in my wildest dreams it would be good enough to be an author. Yet, here I am!

PWH: What is the message behind your book “Through These Eyes?”

YD: The message is that your truth is your truth, but even more so, your healing is yours and yours alone. The road doesn’t look like anyone else’s. No matter what you have been through, if you get real with yourself you can pinpoint the cause, see the effects and start to work towards better days!

PWH: Where can we purchase your book?


PWH: What’s next for you and your writing career?

YD: Honestly, I don’t know but what I do know is that this isn’t the last you will hear from me!

PWH: Bonus: What Advice do you have for an aspiring writer?

YD: Just go for it. Don’t fear the unknown. Stay true to yourself and write what moves you. There may be similar topics, similar stories but the one thing that will never be similar is you. There is only on you. As long as you keep that in mind you can’t go wrong!

Connect with Yladrea online at

Jakia Cheatham - Myles

CEO/Founder of Pretty Women Hustle Magazine

Leave a Reply

turned on computer monitor displaying text
education New Online Pretty and Black Owned The Pretty Boss Mom

The New Artificial Intelligence: Risk or Reward?

One of the most significant risks posed by AI is the potential for data breaches. AI systems rely on vast amounts of data to function, and if that data falls into the wrong hands, it can be used to steal sensitive information or launch targeted attacks. For example, a hacker could use AI to analyze a company’s social media accounts, email correspondence, and other publicly available information to identify potential targets for phishing attacks or other forms of social engineering. They could also use AI to analyze a company’s network traffic and identify vulnerabilities that could be exploited to gain access to sensitive data.

Read More
New Online

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Author Poet&Creator Christine George

Christine A. George is a New York City Native. She grew up with core principles such as the value of kindness, integrity, and authenticity. George is a Senior at Post University majoring in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. George is also an Author, Choreographer, Blogger, and Business Owner who is known as a “Creative Flower Bomb” […]

Read More
New Online

Its an International Women’s Day Celebration with Emmanuella Young

Emmanuella received her undergraduate education from Nyack College Alliance Theological Seminary. Throughout her academic career in Nyack, God divinely connected her with many powerful and anointed men and women of God that would pour into her life. Emmanuella also received an Honorary Doctorate from Anointed by God Seminary in Sacred Music.  Emmanuella has served in […]

Read More
%d bloggers like this: