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Rivers Are Coming

cover design by janay frazier 
My first book Rivers Are Coming is finally available and it feels so damn good!

When I started Respect Your Struggle back in 2014 I wasn't sure where this journey was going to take me. I created a list of goals and I worked my butt off to execute them. Within the planning process I knew I wanted to stay true to who I was and be firm about what I was passionate about: mental health.

I am a survivor of suicide and I am currently diagnosed with severe depression. Life has never been easy for me and I truly believe life was not designed to be made easy for anyone. As I navigated through the spaces of entrepreneurship, I decided in the fall of 2015 to offer my readers something tangible that they could carry in their pocket. I wanted to be a real life reminder that you are not alone in your struggles. I wanted to be that ordinary individual who re-defined perfectionism and rewrote the rules on beauty, intellect, body image and the standards that our society has created around them. My goal has always been to be a living example that your struggles don't define you; they equip you for the journey. 

So here it is. Here is my heart outside of my body. Here is my soul raw and uncut. Rivers Are Coming is my debut collection of essay and poems on how I managed to dig deep through the mud of chaos, hurt and pain and come out triumphant. I kept my head underneath waters for so long that I didn't realize that I had the power to keep myself afloat in the midst of my storms. 

So here is the book. I hope it takes you places that you never been before. I hope it gives you the power to overcome shame and speak up about the issues that you weren't brave enough to talk about before. I want you to understand that the River is symbolic of whatever it is that you want it to define. For me, my River is awakening, transformation and renewal. For you, it might be something different. Rivers Are Coming is a daily affirmation for you to proclaim over your life that what you seek will be manifested and is coming your way. 

So below, I want you tell me what your river is. Speak it out into existence. And support me in this new space as a self-published author by purchasing the book here

Written by,
Minaa B.

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