Imani Means Faith: Surviving life's harsh realities (Paperback)
It is no coincidence that the 7th and last principle of Kwanzaa is 'Imani.' This principle also correlates to having faith in all things. 'Imani' is to believe in our own strength when it appears that we have none left. "It draws upon the best in ourselves, and helps us strive for a higher level of life for humankind. 'Imani' declares our self-worth and confidence in our ability to succeed and triumph in struggle." Join author Imani Watson on her journey dating back to 02/20/2009, and even before. Watson takes readers through her childhood traumas by responding to her old journals as a pre-teen into early adulthood. She explores what it means being born and partially raised on the south side of Chicago, IL and transitioning to Kalamazoo, MI in 2005. If you have ever experienced feeling sadness, depression, hopelessness, or anything of the like, then this book is for you. If you are supporting someone through these emotions, then this book is for you. If you are looking for a happy space outside of a dark one, then this book is for you. Readers will explore with Watson what it's like to go through abuse, struggle, and identity issues while growing up. This story has shaped author Imani Watson into a loving mother, Business Owner, Master Degree holder, Social Worker, and aspiring Life Coach. It is with great aspiration that this story will show readers that no situation defines you, as long as you hold onto the faith that we all embody, to keep going.