Hello! I’m Akirah. And when women forget how brave their hearts are, I’m here to remind them.
It was many years before I realized how brave my own heart is. I found grieving the end of an abusive relationship to be extremely challenging until one I accepted my need to stop numbing myself, for the sake of my sanity and others’. Healing in such a painful and beautiful way eventually uncovered for me a passion to help other women believe in their own brave hearts. This is why I write about relationships and healing and acceptance.
I am a licensed social worker which basically means is that I enjoy helping people. While in graduate school, I gained several years of experience counseling survivors of domestic violence. In addition to completing forty hours of domestic violence training for certified advocates, I have also completed forty hours of crisis intervention training. All of this experience comes in handy when I coach women who are trying to move forward after a rough breakup.
As a relationship writer, my work has been featured on the Huffington Post, Glamour.com, and Tiny Buddha. My first book, "Respected: How One Word Can Change More Than Just Your Love Life" released in November 2014.
I live in Pittsburgh with my mischievous dog, Walker, who enjoys chewing on all my belongings. I spoil him anyway.