AFFIRMED: Life Lessons In Racial Healing And Transformation

AFFIRMED: Life Lessons In Racial Healing And Transformation

by Sheli Turner


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What if you could heal the world by eradicating racism, one person at a time?

This is the question that motivated the writing of AFFIRMED. Based upon actual lived experiences, AFFIRMED answers the question for the writer -- yet for the reader, only time and intention will tell.

Written as a compilation of thirteen "life lessons", AFFIRMED breaks a silence about being biracial in America: the love, the heartache-- and the resiliency of an exceptional life transformed through racial healing.

Beginning prior to Loving vs. Virginia, AFFIRMED traverses San Francisco and the South, exploring three generations of family evolution. AFFIRMED is not a politically correct memoir. It is not the expression of a tragedy. AFFIRMED is so much more. It is a courageous outpouring of a heart that beats to the tune of the current racial climate, yet honors a legacy of ancestry. Brutally honest, each lesson confronts the intersections of identity, conformity, tradition and heritage in a manner that exposes the strengths of choice in a changing world.

AFFIRMED is a victorious revelation, pragmatic yet thoughtfully optimistic about the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732580602
Publisher: Zebert Press
Publication date: 04/01/2019
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Sheli Turner was born in San Francisco, California and currently resides in Los Angeles,California. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and an MBA, with an extensive professional background in business and technology. Dr. Turner also hold a Doctorate in global education policy. Her research and work as an administrator in higher education at an elite US research institution is focused in the arena of "minoritzed" stakeholder diversity policy input and change.

Table of Contents


Prelude:- 1 -


Birthright - 3 -

Lesson 1: Intention

Mountain Speak - 19 -

Lesson 2: Decision

Flight - 39 -

Lesson 3: Love

A Dance With Who Brought Me - 45 -

Lesson 4: Identity

LPG’s Proof of Possibility - 65 -

Lesson 5: Brilliance

Hopscotch - 81 -

Lesson 6: Awareness

Southern Daughter - 93 -

Lesson 7: Honor

Interlude: - 115 -


Songbird - 117 -

Lesson 8: Resilience

Unchained Melody - 141 -

Lesson 9: Resolve

The Dinner - 151 -

Lesson 10: Patience

A Convening - 173 -

Lesson 11: Compassion

Zebert! Victorious - 183 -

Lesson 12: Fortitude

Wildflower - 197 -

Lesson 13: Forgiveness

Prologue: - 215 -

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