Writing is a great form of creative expression. This form of expression can showcase positive stories, shared experiences, and hope for the future. This summer there will be a new children’s book anthology release called Dear Daughter: A Celebration Of Love. Chanel Holland serves as one of the co-authors for the upcoming book. Chanel and five other girl moms creatively expressed words of empowerment and encouragement in the form of letters to young girls everywhere. This new picture book will serve as a method of inspiration for our young girls who are sometimes faced with growing stereotypes, double standards, and more in the world. “The Dear Daughter children’s book will begin the necessary dialogue our girls need to help speak life & positive affirmations into them daily. My hope is that girls will always recognize & know the worth they possess,” expresses Chanel.
Not only is Chanel speaking life into young girls by joining this collaboration but she is embarking on a new author journey with five other girl moms. As a new author this journey was unknown. “I looked at this as an amazing opportunity for a newfound sisterhood for girl moms. This project has the ability to connect us in ways that surpass any of our wildest dreams,” says Chanel Holland on her co-author experience. “I pray this project allows us to create a community where we can come together in times of triumph, tears, for encouragement, and for & inspiration,” she continues.
Although this new book has letters for girls, it also serves as a resource for girl moms. “Being a girl mom is CHALLENGING. We have to figure out how to raise a better & greater version of ourselves,” Holland adds. We all know that parenting doesn’t come with a manual. However, some moms find strength and resources in some aspects. “I’ve listened to parenting advice from those who may be a bit more seasoned than me in this area but what has helped me the most is trial & error. Realizing no matter how many books I read or how many people give their opinion, the best teacher is experience,” she continues.
Despite Dear Daughter being her first publication, Chanel’s author journey is evolving right before our eyes. It’s no surprise that this co-author enjoys writing. Chanel has many author influences who helped her create a love for writing. “Maya Angelou, Terry McMillan, Eric Jerome Dickey, Ashley & Jaquavis; and Sista Souljah are some of my author influences,” she adds. It’s no doubt that Chanel’s Black Girl Magic will inspire you as some of the greats have influenced her.
Her creatively expressed letters to girls will be found within the Dear Daughter: A Celebration of Love anthology releasing on July 1, 2022 on Amazon and Ingram Spark. Connect with Chanel’s culinary brand online as A Taste Of Love and to make book purchases directly with her. Learn more about Chanel’s author experience in her upcoming Pretty Women Hustle Instagram Live interview on June 13, 2022 at 5:30 pm CST.
Writer, Chaundra Scott, is an MSW, Mom, authorpreneur and freelance writer. Connect with her online at www.curlscoils.net.