Award winning author, poet, film maker and musician Cheryl Williams recently released a new video entitled “Living Our Shade Of Gray” for Black History Month 2021.
WILMINGTON, NC, February 21, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Kamala Harris is the first woman of color to be elected as Vice President of the United States. During the swearing in ceremony, Amanda Gorman, a 22 year old woman of color, galvanized viewers across the world by reciting an original poem titled, “The Hill We Climb.”
In celebration of Black History Month, award winning author and poet Cheryl Williams created a video that features several of her poems from her book ‘A Collection Of Poems: A Journey Through Life, presented by herself and Soleil-Iman Henry Hyman. Selections from the book include “Shades of Gray” and “The Survivor”.
“As I celebrate Black History month 2021 I had to take a step back and think about how far we have come as a people,” Williams stated.
“As a black woman I am so very proud to witness the first woman and woman of color become the Vice President of the United States.
“We as black women have had to undergo so much, but we must never let anyone or anything define us.
“We must embrace our shades of gray and live our lives our way.
“Even if a vision impaired colored world tries to minimize our worth, we must continue to stand up for what we believe in, and never let fear or oppression stop us from becoming all that we were created to become.
“We are survivors! We are the masterpiece of God our creator, and we can do anything we set our minds to.
“So as we celebrate Black History month this year, may we never forget that we are not only phenomenal during the month of February, but all year round.”
The new video, ‘Living Our Shade Of Gray’ at Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMVZWJoJyYQ&feature=youtu.be.
Williams, the award winning author of ‘A Collection Of Poems: A Journey Through Life’ is also a talented film maker and musician. She recently released a new video entitled “Covid-19: A Child’s View.” The new film is a penetrating look into the experiences of those whose young lives have been affected. The new film is available at Youtube at https://youtu.be/MiL3NMtsKhM.
“In this YouTube video, ‘Covid-19: A Child’s View’, we can listen to the kids as they speak about their experiences and perspectives surrounding the virus and this pandemic,” Williams stated.
Williams had a chance to speak with Anthony, the fourteen year old Covid survivor, who was featured in ‘Covid-19 and My Child. Anthony’s story was aired on News 12 Long Island and featured in the the Deer Park-North Babylon NY Patch,
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Williams also recently posted a mesmerizing account of her coronavirus experience in a Youtube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpN7nMt8gf0&t=91s.
Williams was named Top Female Author in the 2019 Top Female Author Awards in the poetry category. The win came as the result of her most recent book, ‘A Collection Of Poems: A Journey Through Life’. Williams was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors by a panel of judges.
Writing has helped Williams connect with her inner self, finding positive ways to cope with life’s struggles. She has been writing and singing for as long as she can remember.
Throughout her childhood she sang in both the church and school choir, and also enjoyed singing at talent shows and music festivals. As an adult she also participated in concerts, performing as a solo artist.
Music and writing are the tools that bring her fulfillment and healing. Her book, ‘A Collection Of Poems’, takes us through the power of the human mind, good or bad, and its impact on one’s direction and journey through life.
With the help of music, writing, and positive thinking, Williams found hope and purpose in life. Life isn’t fair. It is unpredictable, bad things happen to good people, and we never know what tomorrow holds. Cheryl wants her readers to realize that even when faced with insurmountable, hopeless situations, even when life seems dark and uncertain, we should never let go of hope and appreciate the beauty and blessings that life has to offer, making the most of every day, loving, living, laughing, and learning. Seasons change, and there is always a rainbow after the storms of life.
Cheryl Williams is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at [email protected]. ‘A Collection Of Poems: A Journey Through Life’ is available at Amazon and Dorrance Publishing. More information, including a number of videos and a collection of music, is available at her website at https://cherylhot6.wixsite.com/cherylpwilliams.
About Cheryl Williams:
Cheryl Williams is a wife, mother, author, and nurse by profession, with a passion for the Arts.
Her love for poetry started at the tender age of five when she recited the poem “Grandfather Frog” for a school function. Six years later, her world was turned upside down after her mother suffered a massive stroke. During those uncertain times, music, writing, and poetry helped her cope.
As a teenager, whenever she wasn’t caring for her mother, Cheryl spent her free time writing and directing short plays as a form of entertainment for the children in her neighborhood.
She enjoyed singing in the church and school choir, while also performing publicly as a soloist in concerts and talent shows. As a result of her mother’s illness and her responsibility to help care for her, Cheryl was inspired to pursue nursing as a way to help others heal; the same way writing and music helped her find a path to healing. She resides in New York.
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