Life wasn’t so charmed while growing up in the Charm City. As a kid in Baltimore, MD Renee Myers faced many obstacles. From poverty to abuse, she endured more than most people do in their entire lifetime. The trauma of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional hurt and even church hurt; were the backdrop to her story that she shares today. Despite having these dilemmas she still persisted to be an amazing woman of God. She rose to the occasion to lead a positive life filled with healing her past hurt. Renee found solace through her faith in God, community outreach and individual counseling. She also chose to use writing as a way of gaining her peace.
“I am praying that my writing will help or inspire someone in my community to know it’s not how you start but how you finish. I also want someone to know that you can get healing from many sources but there are some voids that ONLY you can heal. “
Feeling that she had a story to tell, Renee pushed through her trauma and began writing. There were days when she wanted to give up but she kept writing. Her writing served as a therapeutic measure for her as well. She conquered the writing process and now has published her very first book titled, A Void Only YOU Can Heal. Her epic life story will be released in October 2020. Her story shares her struggle in her transformation from trauma to healing. Women in the community often wear many hats. Black women also are not often protected as they should be.
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“My writing helps women of color know that they matter because in our community alone, the black woman is not often protected. But this book will help the black woman understand that our minds matter. Our lives matter, our healing matters and it’s ok to be: a mother, a sister, a colleague, a wife, a friend and etc while still checking in on others!“
Renee is hoping to inform Black women everywhere that self-care is also understanding that it’s ok to take care of yourself at times. Women can’t continue to put the care of others before themselves. Her new book is equipped with not only her inspirational story but also a poem, songs, reflection questions and community resources. Renee is aiming to aid in the self-care and self-help healing for women in all communities. It’s time to reclaim our own care. It’s time to care for ourselves from within. It’s time to reclaim our resiliency.
“I believe that when black women unify; and are HEALTHY HEALED WHOLE individuals, they can shake up the world to be a whole better place. It starts with us.”
Renee’s writing project was also no small task. She recommends hiring others to assist you in getting your story told correctly. No matter the duration of your writing project there are literary experts that are available to help you reach the finish line in the race to be a published author. Her next writing project may likely be a children’s book. She has previously written a story and would love to have her daughter see a book written by her mother for her age group. Renee is continuing to heal in her purpose, one day at a time. Her growth is largely due to her Christian faith and sought out therapy services. She continues to be a work in progress yet no way close to where she came from. To connect with Renee Myers please visit www.avoychbookstore.org. Books may be purchased in e-book & paperback form from Amazon and Ingram Sparks in October 2020. Follow her on social media as @avoychbookpage, @ReneeMyers and @blessedhandsbyrenee.
Writer, C. Scott, is a mompreneur, blogger, freelance writer, author and self-publisher. Follow her on social media as @curls_coils and @mysweettealife.