The hardest thing about a blog? Writing the “About” page. It’s the one thing that really forces you to think, “who am I?”. Let’s start with the basics.


I was born and raised in Florida. Honor roll student, valedictorian, scholar, community volunteer, etc. All of those are just things that I’ve done. They aren’t who I am. That’s the difference. I’m still on the journey to know who Shaakira is.

When I was 20 years old I decided that I would start a motivational blog, mainly to be able to clear my mind of many thoughts. Since then, this effort has grown into something greater than I first imagined. Although my reasoning for starting the blog may have been selfish, to free myself of my own thoughts, now I can say that I write for you all. The girl with self esteem issues, the woman who’s trying to find God, the lady that’s lost a love that she can’t find anywhere else. This is for you.

Why? Because I have been all of those people and there are still things that I struggle with daily but I would view it as a disservice to the world and a slap in God’s face, for him to give me the guide to overcome all of these things and I not share that same tool with you.

I am your sister, aunt, and friend that you may have never had… I am here to help you. God has given me many gifts, and my goal in life is to use them to put back into the world just as much as I have received.

P.S. I have two podcasts if you’d like to check them out. Carefree and Black Diaries and Black History Moments

-From Me to You, Love.

“My only wish is that when I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.”


5 thoughts on “About Me

  1. OMG!!!! I’m over here in tears so overjoyed with this. Keep up the good work Baby Girl and do know that we’re following you every step of the way. Love you to the moon and back.

    Rotaya Cobb

  2. I really like what you are doing. I love your content and wish that more of us thought like that. Never stop, many need to hear your words and if you need anything I am hear for you. I am going to follow you.

    Your Cousin

  3. Shaakira…it was a blessing to meet you and the other Queens tonight at Nuberri! Continue being a blessing to others and God is going to continue to knock your socks off….watch and see QUEEN! Smooches!

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