Celebrating Women of Excellence #IntlWomensHistoryMonth, Day 3 @Sharrislaughter @NonnieJules @RRBC_Org #RRBC
Today I’m celebrating…
AUTHOR, SHIRLEY HARRIS-SLAUGHTER
NJ: Hi, Shirley, thanks for joining me today! First, a few questions to warm the atmosphere and for us to learn some things we probably don’t know about you. I’m short on time and I’m sure you are, too, so let’s make this a quick one. First question… when is your birthday?
Shirley: November 28
NJ: If you have siblings, which child are you (first, second, third, etc.)?
NJ: When did you begin writing?
NJ: Why did you begin writing?
Shirley: Trying to address issues.
NJ: Please put these in order of importance to you: Faith, Family, Friends, Loyalty, Honesty
Shirley: (1) Faith, (2) Family, (3) Honesty, (4) Friends, (5) Loyalty
NJ: What is the one thing people who really know you might say about you to a stranger?
NJ: In three paragraphs or less, if you could, how would you change the world?
Shirley: You have to start out with a vision. I would start by praying. It is powerful! You can’t do anything without a relationship with God. Then I would lead by example. You must show people that you are willing to do the work. They will follow you. You must have a strong presence or have the ability to persuade. If you are lacking, then you find somebody who does have it and use them. Use all the resources you have available to you to get the job done.
NJ: Describe yourself in ONE word.
NJ: THREE words that others might use to describe you.
Shirley: Funny, frank and honest.
NJ: What do you see when you look in the mirror?
Shirley: A confident woman. A woman with no hair.
NJ: Three women who you admire – famous or otherwise.
Shirley: Nonnie Jules, Meghan Markle and Kim Procter. What do you admire most about them? Nonnie is a smart and trustworthy friend who had a vision and acted on it. MM is a fighter. She saved her prince and didn’t allow anyone to take her down. Kim Procter is a doer and leader in the KPC Catholic Organization; all while raising 3 beautiful children right by her side.
NJ: What is the legacy you’d like to leave behind?
Shirley: You can have marriage and a career and purpose in your life.
NJ: What contributions, if any, have you made to society?
Shirley: Writing a book to remember our legacy.
NJ: If at all, how has belonging to RRBC helped you as a writer?
Shirley: Being a member of RRBC has made me aware of problem areas in my writing which has been limiting my writing ability.
NJ: What has belonging to RRBC brought to your life?
Shirley: It has put me in the company of Ms. Nonnie Jules who is a wonderful human being. I have met other good people who have been supportive of my works. It is a very supportive community which you can’t find anywhere else.
NJ: Shirley, I am honored to know you. Please accept these flowers from my heart to yours.
Friends, please visit Shirley’s RRBC Author Page to learn more about her and follow her social media. More than anything, I’d like to ask that you pick up a copy of her book, “RONALD L. POWELL: MISSING IN ACTION.”
Please click HERE to join me at, or after 12 midnight CT for Day 4 of my Women of Excellence Salute!
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