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Many readers, who happen to pick up this book, may ask why I would choose to write this with an already large array of other self help materials collecting dust on the bookshelves. Well, with my perusal of the bookstores and libraries, I have found very few books written to address the self esteem of women, specifically women of color, and the great need for these women to celebrate self love and self preservation. The mission of this book is to allow African-American, Latin American, and other women of color the opportunity to embrace their individuality above societal norms, cultural expectations, gender roles, or any other forms of classism. Though we all fit into specific groups according to race, culture, and class, we women all collectively have something special, which makes us uniquely beautiful. One may also ask why I would target women of color as opposed to speaking to all women. One good reason to mention is the fact that I am an African American woman who has enjoyed the journey of self discovery; its twist and turns, ups and downs, and all of its ins and outs. Despite all the obvious obstacles I have had as an African American woman, I have learned to love who I am and achieve success with great pride. Secondly, I write to hopefully encourage and empower women of color to love themselves from the depths of their souls to the surface of their mahogany, honey-brown, or caramel skin. As beautiful as we are, collectively, we have some serious issues with self esteem and confidence. Thirdly, I pray that this book will help women of color raise their little girls to love who they are, denying themselves for no one.
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As a young child, this Richmond native demonstrated her passion for writing through journaling and short story writing. As time progressed her love grew and expanded to develop her own personal poems, soap operas, and television scripts.
By her senior year in high school, she was ready to serve as a school newspaper journalist. It was at this time she realized her raw talent in writing/journalism, although she decided to pursue other career areas first.
In college, she majored in Psychology, (Bachelor's of Science) and Rehabilitation Counseling, (Master's of Science), and went on to counsel youth in her community.
It was not until after a failed relationship in 2001 that Kharisma was inspired to write her first fictional romance novel. She started writing little by little until it was finally completed in 2006. Thus A Taste of BitterSweet Fruit was born!
Kharisma's first novel A Taste of BitterSweet Fruit. has been well received by the locals in her hometown and abroad. The sequel Venomous was released in January 2008. Kharisma recently released her third book, Love Thy Self, designed to inspire and motivate young women of color.
Love Thy Self by Kharisma, is a collection of beautiful photography, unique poetry, positive affirmations and famous quotations written to inspire and motivate women of color to discover a love for the person within.
It offers a bonus section for the purpose of allowing its readers to candidly evaluate their progress from start to finish of the book.
Allow Love Thy Self to elevate you to new heights!
Soon to be released in 2010: Love Thy Self : The Teen Version
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Book Description Miller Publishing Enterprises, 2009. Condition: New. Tyrom Arrington (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0981891527