Our Author for this month of February is Kendra Hall.
She is the author of “Droppin Jewelz” a book geared towards equipping young girls with the tools they need to navigate through the challenges of teenage pregnancy successfully and helping them live their best lives.
This book is available on www.amazon.com/droppinjewelz
About the Author: Kendra Hall, passionately champions for young women and other at-risk populations who are entering into adulthood, through her writing, mentoring, and avid connectivity to resources that she shares to uplift and prosper others. Her state career began working for the Judiciary as a state-worker in 2001. She has since worked for the State of New Jersey for over 17 years. Kendra is the mother of four children (3 of whom are now adults). She is a devoted advocate for young women, sharing her own life experiences like being a teenage mother of three children by the age of 18 years, overcoming homelessness and domestic violence.
Additionally, she is best known for her helping and tenacious spirit and is very comfortable sharing her own life experiences with others on a one on one basis to help young women connect to the resources they need. She is also very good at creating relationships amongst people from all walks of life and giving good business and life advice providing creative solutions for problems. Ms. Hall is driven by her faith and the belief that she can make a positive difference in people’s lives to share her countless personal successes and inspire and instill hope in the people she mentors who are striving to rise above their current circumstances.
Passionate about helping others move forward in life and helping them to find the value in themselves, Kendra is always researching ways to improve herself, as well. Ms. Hall is a professional member of the ColorComm network, an advocate for UNICEF and member of Toastmasters. In her work, she shares what she learns through her affiliations and self-exploration, adding to her professional experience to help others find their purpose and use that purpose as a tool to reach their goals.
As a current resident of New Jersey, she works to resolve hopelessness locally and throughout the country with the goal of obtaining her life-long mission of leveling-up in life by inspiring others with her triumphant story. Kendra has written her first self-help book entitled, Droppin’ Jewelz: Guiding Principles to Help Girls Live Their Best Life, available on Amazon. She is spreading hope through the understanding that the power to succeed comes from within and not without, and by letting young women know that support is available. By teaching a philosophy of hope she inspires others to maximize their life, no matter the obstacle. Kendra hopes to help as many young women as she can succeed in life.
Kendra has given us the opportunity to learn a little more about her life as a published author and her inspiration for writing her book by answering the 10 questions below.
Kendra: so many factors inspired me to write my book. I’d say one of the greatest influences was my desire to help young women succeed in life.
Kendra: My book, “Droppin Jewelz, Guiding Principals to Help Girls Live Their Best Life” is a story of faith, love and determination interwoven with life lessons designed to strengthen one’s critical thinking skills.
Kendra: My ideal readers are young women and teenage parents.
Kendra: I view writing as an all encompassing practice. I wouldn’t limit it to just a spiritual practice.
Kendra: I think my greatest challenge in my writing process was making time to write. I had to make writing a priority while working a demanding full-time job and being a mother of four. I used a timeline to help me stay on task with weekly goals and to measure my progress.
Kendra: I think writing has helped me as a person as it truly provided me with a cathartic release.
Kendra: My parents taught me early on that my words had power and I’m thankful for that. I’ve been an avid reader throughout my life.
Kendra: In five years I see myself writing more bodies of work designed to inspire and teach.
Kendra: I can be found on my website: www.droppinjewelz.com; IG/Twitter/Facebook: Justusjewelz
* Special thanks to Kendra Hall for granting this interview and Brittany Miller her publicist for putting this all nicely together.