In the newest inspiring book “Women Who Persevere: Navigating Motherhood with Power and Grace,” Dr. Aginah M. Muhammad captures the untold personal stories around motherhood. In “Women Who Persevere,” Dr. Muhammad purposefully empowers women, specifically single mothers, to have the courage to share their personal and professional journeys on single parenting with the world.
She will introduce readers to “Women Who Persevere” at a 12 p.m. book launch on Sunday June 2, at the Clubhouse at Dolphin Lake, 2700 183rd St. in Homewood, IL. The doors open at 11:30; the event ends promptly at 3 p.m.
Guests must have a ticket to attend and there is a broad range of ticket offerings. The all-inclusive Early Bird VIP Ticket is for those who pre-ordered a copy of the book; the General Admission and Book Ticket includes a signed copy and refreshments; and the General Admission Only ticket includes admission and refreshments. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
A panel discussion will feature Muhammad and the women who shared their personal stories: Wendy Anger, Yolanda Cox, Karla Kirkling and Lesley Jackson-Tobin. During the panel, the women will boldly speak out against the stereotypes associated with single motherhood and will passionately discuss their journeys.
The book launch and reception are also open to men to participate in the conversation.
Muhammad uplifts women by giving them a platform to be vulnerable around their journey of motherhood. “Often, single moms are faced with so many obstacles while trying to balance their careers and parenting that they become overwhelmed. I want single mothers to know that other women share similar experiences of single parenting,” says Muhammad.
The author is a mother of three; a dynamic speaker, coach, leadership strategist and the executive director of the Council on Teacher Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also an adjunct professor and teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in education, psychology and organizational development.
Positive Impact: Passionate about the role of women in academia and organizational institutions, her dissertation, “Am I My Sister’s Keeper? A Phenomenological Study Exploring ‘Sisterhood’ and Its Influence in the Mentoring Experiences of Black Women,” is an exemplary model for women to learn the art of pursuing and sustaining authentic mentoring experiences. “Women Who Persevere: Navigating Motherhood with Power and Grace” echoes around the themes of sisterhood.