My Voice

Author: Angie Martinez
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 110199035X
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Angie Martinez is the “Voice of New York.” Now, for the first time, she candidly recounts the story of her rise to become an internationally celebrated hip hop radio icon. In her current reign at Power 105.1 and for nearly two decades at New York’s Hot 97, Angie Martinez has had one of the highest rated radio shows in the country. After working her way up as an intern, she burst on the scene as a young female jock whose on-air “Battle of the Beats” segment broke records and became a platform for emerging artists like a young Jay Z. Angie quickly became known for intimate, high-profile interviews, mediating feuds between artists, and taking on the most controversial issues in hip hop. At age twenty-five, at the height of the East Coast/West Coast rap war, Angie was summoned by Tupac Shakur for what would be his last no-holds-barred interview—which has never aired in its entirety and which she’s never discussed in detail—until now. Angie shares stories from behind-the-scenes of her most controversial conversations, from onetime presidential hopeful Barack Obama to superstars like Mary J. Blige and Chris Brown, and describes her emotional, bittersweet final days at Hot 97 and the highly publicized move to Power 105.1. She also opens up about her personal life—from her roots in Washington Heights and her formative years being raised by a single mom in Brooklyn to exploring the lessons that shaped her into the woman she is today. From the Puerto Rican Day Parade to the White House—Angie is universally recognized as a powerful voice in the Latino and hip hop communities. My Voice gives an inside look at New York City’s one-of-a-kind urban radio culture, the changing faces of hip hop music, and Angie’s rise to become the Voice of New York. From the Hardcover edition.

How I Lost My Uterus And Found My Voice

Author: Michelle L. Whitlock
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491771461
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At age twenty-six, author Michelle L. Whitlock thought she had it all: her health, a promising career, and a budding new romance. Then she learned that she had HPV, and weeks later her worst nightmare became her reality: she was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer. Adamant to preserve her fertility, she refused a radical hysterectomy and chose a less extreme, fertility-saving procedure. The surgery was a success, but just years later—a week after the love of her life proposed—Michelle discovered her cancer was back. In this memoir, Michelle narrates her journey through and beyond cancer. She took charge of her health care by carefully choosing doctors and her treatment options. In just eight short weeks, she planned a destination wedding, harvested eggs, and with her fiancé, created embryos—their “maybe babies.” She got married and ten days later underwent a radical hysterectomy, followed by chemotherapy and radiation. At twenty-nine, Michelle found herself with a new normal, which included menopause, hot flashes, a shortened vagina, and lack of sexual desire. She opens the door to her most intimate moments, frankly sharing how she worked to regain her sex life and providing other women in this situation a roadmap to do the same. This is one woman’s story of falling in love, battling HPV and cervical cancer, facing sexual dysfunction and infertility, and becoming her own best advocate. Inspirational, educational and honest, How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice tells the emotional story of love and loss, resilience and survival, empowerment and hope for the future. So if you have a vagina or love someone with a vagina, this book is for you! "Michelle Whitlock takes readers through a journey of loss and love and ends up giving a blueprint on how to make a comeback. How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice will make you laugh and cry and leave you wanting more. There will be no pages left unturned in this deeply personal memoir. This book isn’t just for those who have survived cancer—it’s for the masses. How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice is a thrilling look at life." —Tamika Felder, founder of Cervivor.org

And A Voice To Sing With

Author: Joan Baez
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439169640
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From the smoke-filled coffeehouse of the 1950s folk scene, where she first performed, to the racially tense South of the early sixties, bringing support to terrorized African-Americans with Martin Luther King, Jr. Joan has been involved with some of the most important political movements including the 2008 Presidential elections. Joan always took her social and political beliefs on-stage with her. The Woodstock performance where she sang to thousands in the middle of the night while six months pregnant became one of the stand-out and iconic performances of that period. In France, Italy, and Spain, her concerts made headlines for the political confrontations they sparked and in a church in Poland she sang to the brave workers of Solidarity. Whether she is recounting her stormy love affair with a young, undiscovered, and very ambitious Bob Dylan and how, years later, they fought bitterly over her affair with a woman. Or her marriage to David Harris and the pain of their break up, Joan displays both the openness and vulnerability that have touched us in her music and the passion and integrity that have marked her politics.

A Memoir Finding My Voice

Author: Giovanna Ambrusco
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1640271295
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In this memoir Giovanna: Finding My Voice, Giovanna, the oldest of five girls and the fourth child of eleven children, tells the story—one that is both familiar and extraordinary in the events it encompasses, and engaging in the courage and candor of its telling. In her own words, we follow her experiences as a young naive woman who leaves her small town in Italy for a new life in America. She goes on to endure difficult and challenging times, turning them into a life-long series of successful achievements. Although her earliest hopes and dreams went unheard, she was determined to find her voice and did so as she learned to speak a new language, nurture a family, build a clan, establish businesses, and follow her passions to experience a fuller life.

Finding My Voice

Author: Crystal H. Vo
Editor: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781478795544
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"Finding My Voice-A Journey of Hope" tells the metaphorical and physical journey of Crystal H. Vo, a refugee from Vietnam who traveled through Indonesia before making her way to the United States of America at the age of fifteen. Crystal battled through an abusive childhood, ultimately coming to terms with the source of the depression that plagued her. She describes her subsequent fight with mental illness and details the coping mechanisms that she uses to help her today. Once in the U.S., Crystal found that her struggles had only just begun. She now needed to navigate a confusing educational system. After struggling, she obtained her GED and eventually went on to receive her associate's and then a bachelor's degree. She also became the mother to two children, raising them as a single parent. In addition to a powerful memoir, "Finding My Voice-A Journey of Hope" includes poignant and heart-wrenching poems dedicated to loved ones and groups of people. Crystal's story of overcoming loss and eventual triumph in the face of incredible odds make "Finding My Voice-A Journey of Hope" a truly remarkable and unforgettable story.

This Voice In My Heart

Author: Gilbert Tuhabonye
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061986135
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Gilbert Tuhabonye is a survivor. More than ten years ago, he lay buried under a pile of burning bodies. The centuries–old battle between Hutu and Tutsi tribes had come to Gilbert's school. Fueled by hatred, the Hutus forced more than a hundred Tutsi children and teachers into a small room and used machetes to beat most of them to death. The unfortunate ones who survived the beating were doused with gasoline and set on fire. After hiding under burning bodies for over eight hours, Gilbert heard a voice inside saying, "You will be all right; you will survive." He knows it was God speaking to him. Gilbert was the lone survivor of the genocide, and thanks his enduring faith in God for his survival. Today, having forgiven his enemies and moved forward with his life, he is a world–class athlete, running coach and celebrity in his new hometown of Austin, Texas. The road to this point has been a tough one, but Gilbert uses his survival instincts to spur him on to the goal of qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Summer Games. THIS VOICE IN MY HEART will portray not only the horrific event itself, but will be a catalyst for people to understand real forgiveness and the gift of faith in God.

Finding My Voice

Author: Nadiya Hussain
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472259955
Size: 12,51 MB
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'A revelatory honest read . . . She writes with clear-eyed insight . . . There's no doubt that the book will make an impact and enable young girls to question the boxes society places them in and to dream bigger than the previous generation thought possible.' YOU Magazine 'A tale of honesty and joy from one of Britain's most influential women . . . in this memoir, she writes openly and comfortingly about the mental health issues we all face.' Stylist FUNNY, HEART-WRENCHING, GENEROUS AND TRUE, IN FINDING MY VOICE NADIYA HUSSAIN SHARES THE UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES AND EXPERIENCES THAT HAVE MADE HER THE WOMAN SHE IS TODAY. 'I am writing this for everyone who was told no. 'No, you are not rich enough. No, that is not credible. No, you can't. No, you won't. No, you are not allowed. No, that is not appropriate. I was told, "No, you do not belong." Finally, I am saying, "Yes, I do."' From the moment Nadiya Hussain was born, she has been questioning her role in life. But the irony is, she never wanted to be a trailblazer. She just wanted to follow a 'normal' path. But life kept telling her 'you can't'. And so she found her own way, beyond anything she dared to dream . . . In this wise, witty, open-hearted book, Nadiya lets us into her life and, for the first time, shares the memories and experiences that have shaped her into the woman and role-model that she is today, alongside her personal recipes and the stories they tell. 'A national treasure' Independent 'She's baked her way into our hearts and hasn't stopped since' Prima 'One of our favourite ever Bake Off winners' Sunday Mirror

Voice In The Wild

Author: Laurie Sarkadi
Editor: Caitlin Press
ISBN: 9781987915754
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After plans to live in Africa shatter, young journalist Laurie Sarkadi moves to the Subarctic city of Yellowknife seeking wilderness and adventure. She covers the changing socio-political worlds of Dene and Inuit in the late '80s--catching glimpses of their traditional, animal-dependent ways--before settling into her own off-grid existence in the boreal forest. There, she experiences motherhood and its remarkable synchronicities with the lives of caribou, dragonflys and other creatures. As a mother, and as a journalist, Sarkadi speaks up for abused women and children, creating controversies that entangle her in long, legal battles. When she looks to animals and the natural world for solace, she encounters magic. Lessons from the natural world arrive weekly, if not daily: black bears roam her dreams, as well as her deck, teaching introspection; wolves inspire her to persevere. This evocative memoir explores a more than two-decade long physical and spiritual journey into the wild spaces of northern Canada, around the globe and deep within.

My Sheep Hear My Voice

Author: Consuella Canada
Editor: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1602475695
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In her memoir, My Sheep Hear My Voice, Consuella Canada takes readers deep into the pits of sorrow and pain with a life reflecting the losses and faith of Job-the need for open-heart surgery, a six week coma, paralysis, shattered family dreams and an undying confidence in God and the power of prayer.

Lifting My Voice

Author: Barbara Hendricks
Editor: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613748523
Size: 14,10 MB
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Growing up African American in segregated Arkansas in the 1950s, Barbara Hendricks witnessed firsthand the painful struggle for civil rights. After graduation from the Juilliard School of Music, Hendricks immediately won a number of important international prizes, and began performing in recitals and operas throughout the world. A Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, she is as devoted to humanitarian work as she is to her music. Always the anti-diva, Hendricks is a down-to-earth and straightforward woman, whether singing Mozart or black spirituals. She challenges stereotypes and puts the music first and presents a warm, engaging, and honest self-portrait of one of the great women of music.