Souls of My Sisters: Black Women Break Their Silence, Tell Their Stories, and Heal Their Spirits

Souls of My Sisters: Black Women Break Their Silence, Tell Their Stories, and Heal Their Spirits

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by Dawn Marie Daniels, Candace Sandy
     
 

"If you can't reach a girlfriend to pour out your heart read Souls of My Sisters... Souls is just the thing when you need an extra boost." —Heart and Soul Magazine 

Sisters Share Their Experience.  .  .And Their Strength

In this revised edition, black women from all walks of life candidly reveal how they overcame

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"If you can't reach a girlfriend to pour out your heart read Souls of My Sisters... Souls is just the thing when you need an extra boost." —Heart and Soul Magazine 

Sisters Share Their Experience.  .  .And Their Strength

In this revised edition, black women from all walks of life candidly reveal how they overcame challenges just like the ones you're facing now. From Patti Labelle, Terrie M. Williams, LisaRaye McCoy, and Mary J. Blige to single moms and spiritual leaders, these diverse females have bonded together in print, for the first time, to discuss the issues that have touched their lives. You'll find a few new stories and learn what has happened to some of these Soul Sisters in this revised edition. 

Their powerful, provocative, and ultimately uplifting stories relate with raw honesty the experiences only their sisters can truly understand, from abortion, AIDS and date rape to love, sex, racism, and money. Your sisters have been in your shoes. With their help, and your own inner strength of faith, you'll soon be taking the first precious steps toward healing from within—and liberating the magnificent woman you always dreamed of becoming. 

"Provides an opportunity for us to stop apologizing for what we have no control over and control what we can." —Debra Fraser-Howze, President/CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS 

Dawn Marie Daniels brings a spirited array of professional credentials to her role as Editor of Souls of My Sisters. She was the editorial force behind a number of award-winning authors, and has utilized her position and power as one of the book industry's premier editors to ensure that African American projects get the attention they deserve. Daniels has established a commanding presence in adult nonfiction with such books as In the Meantime and One Day My Soul Just Opened Up, both New York Times bestsellers by Iyanla Vanzant. She utilized her eight years of publishing experience to bring new talent to the surface and helped push them to the forefront of the publishing industry. Daniels' authors have been published through various imprints such as Prentice Hall Press, Fireside, Touchstone, S&S Aguilar, Scribner Paperback fiction, Simon & Schuster Trade, and Pocket Books.   

Candace Sandy is the President of Candace Sandy Communications a multi media cooperative targeting women. For ten years, Candace Sandy has also served as the Communications Director for Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) of the Sixth Congressional District, a member of the House Foreign Service and Financial Services Committees. In her capacity as Communications Director, Sandy has managed both national and international media campaigns in countries that have included Africa, Canada, Caribbean, China, Colombia, Cuba, Great Britain, India, Israel, Malaysia, Peru, and Venezuela. A frequent lecturer, who has served on several high-profile political campaigns, Sandy has worked tirelessly on behalf of women's issues including poverty, domestic violence, youth prostitution, anti crime, financial literacy, and reentry in New York City. Sandy is the former General Manager of New York University Radio Station WNYU 89.1 FM.  As a former Radio Advertising Bureau Mercury AD/LAB Fellow, Sandy has covered such events as the 1993 and 1997 Presidential Inaugurations and the1996 Summer Olympics. She has also conducted several celebrity radio interviews, including Pam Grier, Stevie Wonder, and Will Smith.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Literary agent Daniels and media consultant Sandy probe African-American women's strong facade to reveal the spiritual reality beneath it. Pointing to the recent discovery that "black women have among the highest rates of depression in the country," they perceive a need for African-American women to do some serious soul-searching. Early in the book, they ask readers to examine themselves through three simple words: Who am I? From there, they set readers on the path to self-discovery through poetry and soul-baring prose, with numerous, luminous African-American women lighting the path. Written by an eclectic group ranging from Rev. Patricia Webster to hip-hop queen Mary J. Blige, these insightful essays fall into 14 sections including "The Color of Money," "Isms" and "Better With Time." Many women reveal the despair that has threatened to engulf them, as well as the highs that have crowned their struggles. With characteristic honesty, public relations whiz Terrie Williams reminds readers of the common humanity we all share: "Deep down inside we are all fragile human beings, each one a combination of victories and defeats, a mixture of pain and joy, suffering and hopes." In her essay "When I Was Puerto Rican," Teresa Wiltz candidly reveals the humiliation she felt as a child when she was asked to clarify her ethnicity for her classmates. Although it may pull them toward cathartic tears at times, female fans of Iyanla Vanzant and Eric Copage will appreciate this reminder that the burden of living positively and productively is not borne alone. (Oct.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575666532
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
477,953
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

What People are saying about this

Sheila Lee
This book will give black women strength for years to come, but it is also a book for all.

Meet the Author

Dawn Marie Daniels was an editor for eight years at Simon & Schuster, where she worked on adult nonfiction such as Iyanla Vanzant's New York Times bestsellers In the Meantime and One Day My Soul Just Opened Up.

Candace Sandy serves as the Communications Director for Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY). She was recently awarded the prestigious 40 Under 40 award for her civic and professional work for NBC. Dawn and Candace have also been honored with the 2002 Amazing Woman Award for their literary efforts.

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