i am not WHAT i've been through
I am who I was called to be
“Be Stronger Than Your Strongest Excuse...
This is the motto I live by. I was born in San Francisco, California and raised in New Orleans La. I am the founder of Making Power Moves based in Houston Texas, a women's movement that encourages women to move with power in every area of their lives.
As a young child trauma was attracted to me, my father was murdered when I was only four years old, and by age 9 I was molested 3 times by family members. By age 16 I dropped out of high school and thigs got worse. Unaware of how to deal with my trauma, I left my mother's home, and began to engage in criminal activity that led to my incarceration.
Nevertheless, life continued to deliver trauma relating to rape and domestic violence by a previous boyfriend.
Swearing off relationships and vowing to never believe in love again, God had something else in store for me. I'd soon meet and marry my prince charming Terrence "Gifted" Veal. We married for 25 years where we shared 6 beautiful kids, and a ministry in hip hop.
Unbeknownst to me unstable emotions and trauma triggers laid dormant in my mind and would ultimately lead to our separation.
I was angry with God, my family, and others around me and I begin to isolate myself, and isolation led me down a darker path. This was my rock bottom, my breaking point and mentally it was either fight or die! Thankfully I chose to fight. I ama believer in all things worked together for my good, I then began to use my trauma to triumph and my pain for purpose. And I was determined to "Heal Out Loud"! Being vocal about depression, suicide, relationships and pain.
As a pregnant teen I was forced to drop out of high school. Desiring to better myself for the betterment of my family, I decided to go back to school to obtain an associate degree in business management. Which gave me the confidence I needed to pursue anything I put my mind to!
Today I am an advocate for women empowerment, speaking, teaching and encouraging women across the world to be the best version of themselves.
My women's foundation caters to women from all walks of life. By empowering them through the word of God. Also providing them with everyday practical principles to overcome life challenges. Today I am a mother of 6 amazing humans, A Life coach, author of 2 books, Podcast host of "Oh Well with Zeeda Michele' and one of Houston Tx, unorthodox event planners and Life Coach! There is nothing I can't do if I put my mind to it!
Be Stronger than your Strongest excuse!