|About the Book|
As many other community leaders in the aftermaths of Hurricane Katrina, Angela Sims-Winfrey, a native New Orleanian and lifelong community organizer immediately went into her organizing mode finding and reconnecting family, friends, and colleagues,MoreAs many other community leaders in the aftermaths of Hurricane Katrina, Angela Sims-Winfrey, a native New Orleanian and lifelong community organizer immediately went into her organizing mode finding and reconnecting family, friends, and colleagues, securing relief resources, participating and organizing meetings and conference calls to actualize strategies to address the human rights violations that occurred in the aftermaths of this country greatest disaster of all times. Living in the diaspora just outside of Atlanta, Angelas super organizing powers were constantly on. All while trying to secure her own family, get a little rest, and ward off media-fueled Katrinacide stereotypes that seem to shadow her wherever she went. When the new messages cried for them to get on with their lives, Angela had to face her own victimhood fears and internalized messages of oppression. So many unpacked boxes and spaces filled up with unhealed baggage. Should she stay? Should she go back? Her family homes were gone, and the city she called home was pieces of it former self. Where does she go? Then she looks at her reflection in her daughters eyes. She saw herself as a six year girl. Malaikia was now surrounded by those same unpacked boxes and beginning to internalize multigenerational bags of fear, insecurity, isolation, anxiety, with a conflicted sense of shame and pride. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP NOW! THIS BAGGAGE WAS NOT GOING TO BE PICKED UP BY ANOTHER GENERATION! Livin Out of Boxes, Lettin Go of Bags is a Divine Expression of Angelas covenant to heal through her growing edges on a spiritually-empowered journey of blessings, real-time lessons, insights, and test of Faith in Action!