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Is This Thing On?...

We are live, folks! Thank you so much for your patience as I compose myself from my first official book signing in January. So many people came out to support and hear my story. I hope you know this is only the beginning!

For those unable to attend, I should formally introduce myself before this train departs the station. I am Amirah Smith, author of The Journey: My Mental Health and Infertility Story. I am a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native residing in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am an authoress (Hey, Mya Wilkes!), wife, mother, sister, friend, boss, and quite the record keeper (aka spreadsheet queen), but even more than that, I am a woman on a mission!

You see, for the longest, I was a gym rat (though that has been slightly altered since 2020, but we won’t go there) and visited the doctor for my routine annual visits; however, with the exception of my mental health, I never really paid attention to what was going on with the inside of my body. I was young, fine, and had the metabolism of an early twenty-something.

Queue Boyz II Men, It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye…

Because once I turned hmmm 30-35, it all went downhill from there.

Okay, maybe not entirely downhill, but bones started to crack, things began to ache, and my goodness, what is up with having to work harder in the gym to keep a couple of pounds off?! Thyroid testing, paying attention to your cholesterol level, your HDL, LDL, and a bunch of other acronyms you probably don’t recall unless you paid very close attention in high school (if you were taught about it at all - tell me you remember so I can call you a liar!). Whew, Chile! Don’t even get me started on everything after you have a baby.

That’s what happens when you are over 30 and have to shift your focus on what it takes to care for your interior AND exterior.

It is for these reasons and more (that you will learn along the way) why I became a mental and maternal health advocate. We have so much work to do as a country (and in our world, for that matter), and I want to be one of the amplified voices increasing awareness and giving women the space to be seen and heard.

Will you join me on this next journey? Make sure you sign up to become a member (don’t worry, it’s free) of the page to ensure you receive updates and information about events and more!

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