ON THE WRITING OF JOURDAN’S JOURNEYS: A DRAGONFLY’S JOURNEY TO STRONG SELF-ESTEEM & SELF-IMAGE
“For years, I placed my children in front of their bedroom and bathroom mirrors. I strategically positioned their bodies to the mirror and made them look at themselves directly in the eye (even if they didn’t want to). Then they repeated after me, “God made me… I am somebody… I am beautiful…”.
This debut work intertwines my mother’s words and sentiments with that of my own. While I have passed these forms of love down to my children, I do not believe it should stop in my home. It is my hope that other children and their families will find comfort in this type of medicine to help strengthen their self-esteem and self-image.
In the end, the real challenge of adversity is what you choose to believe and how you see yourself from the inside out.”
– Patricia E. Lewis
Patricia E. Lewis, MBA, CAPM
“What is said and heard from the loving arms of a parent/guardian or a child’s village can help transition a child’s pain into progress. What we pour into our children will eventually pour out. The seemingly small things said to children from very young can carry them through the pain of adversity and sustain them for a lifetime.”
– Patricia E. Lewis
A native of Staten Island, New York, Patricia received her formal education from the New York City public school system. Patricia holds a Masters in Human Resources from Temple University, a Bachelors in Marketing Management from Bernard M. Baruch College and certification in Project Management.
A long-time advocate for literacy, Patricia served as a Literacy Ambassador in Hamden, CT, teaching literacy essentials to new parents and their children. Patricia also worked with her husband and children to establish a “Reach Out and Read” library promoting early literacy for children in the state of South Carolina. Patricia still enjoys the benefits of holding a physical book in her hands and sharing reading experiences with children of all ages.
Patricia is the Founder & Chief Strategist of Projects & Plans, LLC, a project management and consulting company. In her spare time, Patricia enjoys playing and coaching tennis, spending quality time traveling with her family and planning events.
Patricia resides in North Carolina with her husband, Danté, of 28 years and their two youngest children. She is the “yet growing” mother of one god-child, Jennifer (29), and her three children: Zaréya (25), Zephan (17) and Zander (11). Patricia is also the doting grandmother of one Terrier Mix named “Oreo” (10).