In this book Dr. Antoinette Allen demonstrates her phenomenal storytelling abilities. Each story drew me into her “why” as to who she is as a whole person and what it took the get there. She invites us to evaluate our experiences to discover our “why” as well. The book causes us to examine three manifestations of resilience with vivid imagery through her personal journey. The sights, sounds, and emotions shared are refreshingly honest and her conclusions very compelling. This book will serve as coaching tool or encouragement to anyone who trying to achieve goals and is tempted to bailout due to adversity. This book offers numerous strategic ideas to fortify your resilience.
Bras, Bootstraps, and the Bible:
Stories of Resilience
Bras, Bootstraps, and the Bible is a guide book written with your story in mind.
Your story, just like mine, is one of resilience and perseverance. Strength and courage. Bras, Bootstraps, and the Bible shows you how to discover your own resilience and how to continue growing it. No one can take your story from you or make it theirs. It is your route to strength and fortitude.
As I began to reflect on my military years, I could not help remembering spectacular veterans who had forever influenced and enriched my life. They were my source of inspiration during my own crossroads. I still cannot say enough about the men and women continuing to dutifully serve this nation despite the trials and risks it brings.
Knowing the stories of others helped me realize that my own testimony is full of resilience. I hope my own stories through womanhood, overcoming racial adversity, and faith will help motivate you to reflect on your own heroic bra, bootstrap, and Bible stories.
About the Author
Dr. Antoinette Allen was born in Richmond, VA and grew up in Charles City, VA. She is currently the Chief Storyteller at Two Cups of TLC,LLC where she helps clients pursue authentic leadership-life harmony through art infused learning opportunities. Antoinette’s passion for people and leaders began in the U.S. Air Force, where she served 21 years in numerous places and positions until her retirement in 2014.
Through her writing, Dr. Allen hopes others will see her as an encourager, motivator, and ultimately a warrior that heals. Antoinette seeks to inspire others to keep moving forward despite their circumstances or feelings. She firmly believes there is hidden treasure inside every one of us and we must never stop searching for it and sharing it with others. Antoinette considers herself one of God’s Colorful Women (Sunshine Yellow) and intends to leave a legacy of healing.
Antoinette has been known by many titles and served in various personal and professional roles to include: Airman, coach, dancer, educator, international speaker, leadership influencer, poet, writer, wife, mommy, daughter, sister, and friend.