Advocate, Author, Motivational Speaker
A familiar adage says, "As long as there is life, there is hope." If this saying is true, then the abundance of life and vitality within Shakeeta S. Winfrey is an excellent indication that her future is resplendent of a beautiful horizon full of hope. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Shakeeta S. Winfrey now makes her home in the metropolitan Atlanta community. She is graciously utilizing her life's journey as a testimony to women who are seeking to overcome the obstacles that may be hindering their success. As such, her journey is chronicled in her soon-to-be-released book, The Other Winfrey, wherein she candidly shares her story of what it is to live in the shadow of one of the world's most admired celebrities, her cousin Oprah Winfrey.
Today, Ms. Winfrey has emerged into a successful real estate executive, but she freely imparts that the road to her current destination has not been an easy one. Although raised by two loving and nurturing grandparents, her life has brought her face to face with a number of risqué escapades. She has had to face the trials and tribulations that come with not having a good relationship with one's biological parents, as well as the ills life on the street. Through it all, Shakeeta did not allow her circumstances to dictate her destiny. Upon being honorably discharged from the United States Army, she admirably managed to earn an undergraduate degree from Tennessee State University, took advanced courses at Meharry Medical College, and is currently close to completing her Master's degree from Kennedy Western University.
Shakeeta's message is atrue testament of courage and tenacity. She is living proof that no goal is unobtainable, no mountain is unclimbable and no dream is intangible. She purposely lives to breathe hope and inspiration into others. Shakeeta is the proud mother of three beautiful children: Kelando, 13; Germell, 10 and Jada, 2. Ms. Winfrey is also the Director of a nonprofit group that assists economically disadvantaged women, children and families; the organization is W.O.A. (Women Overcoming Adversity).
Ms. Winfrey's message to others is to become aware of your dreams and aspirations, face the fear of venturing out and never yield to difficulties or obstacles. Consider obstacles as small roadblocks to success that you encounter as you pass on your journey! When you learn the importance of "fighting the giants" and surrendering oneself, then you are in preparation to reach your full achievement as you glorify "God".