Dr Ava Brown, an international empowerment and transformational, launched her book, ‘The Mango Girl’ with (Filament Publishing) at Waterstones Piccadilly on Thursday 29th June, alongside family, friends, publishers and producers.
About The Mango Girl:
Growing up in Jamaica, Ava was one of nine children and spent much of her time selling mangoes on the suburban streets of St Elizabeth. She learned the life lessons and personal experience, perseverance and survival. Young Ava’s self-taught believed she was destined for more then the community’s recreational activities of sex, raising babies among others things, gave her the courage to forge a very different path than the one expected. Her story starts in a poor rural area, where the need to find food often won out over school attendance, and follows her journey through her adolescent years, which were encased in the dark shadows of incest and sexual abuse, to her young adult years when the event of being held at gunpoint finally led her to flee her home country in order to save her sanity.
Her resilience and love for her native country allowed her to see all of her harsh and disappointing experiences as stepping stones to becoming a strong and self-reliant woman, one who is capable of helping her society to break the cycle of poverty and its effects. ‘The Mango Girl’ is a rollercoaster ride that breaks hearts, will undoubtedly motivate, Inspire and fuel the desire for change.
More about the Author
Dr Ava Brown is a woman of many talents and is a speaker, trainer, coach and global business development manager. Ava has been featured on Decision and various international radio shows. She also has several books which she has authored. The autobiography of her early life is entitled “Bamboo & Fern”.
She regularly contributes to the education magazine, “Be Magazine” published in West Africa and to “The Children Hope Newspaper” on topics such as“Hope for this Generation“ and “Location and Education” to name a few. Her articles have been featured in “The Financial Times”, “The Guardian”, “The Voice Newspaper” and “The Jamaican Gleaner”.
Dr Ava Brown, no doubt is one of life’s go getters. She is ambitious, steadfast, and perseverant. She is highly focussed and determined to reach her full potential, regardless of the barriers she has faced. A positive thinker who believes that with the right attitude, all obstacles can be overcome. One thing is for certain, she doesn’t let life’s challenges stand in her way, instead she seeks to find the positive in all of life’s experiences, drawing upon them to become a stronger person.
The one thing that she hopes others will take away from her triumphant story is that, “you should never allow where you’re from to limit your possibilities. She hopes that, through her motivational speaking, she can inspire this attitude in others.
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