“While not ignoring harsh realities of life in America, Russell is relentlessly optimistic about herself, God, and her readers, and she writes in a relatable, motivational tone indicative of a seasoned life coach.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Wonderful collection of stories of women who, through various adversities, have found their strengths and passions. Not only have they created positive and successful new avenues for their own lives but are dedicated to helping others.” — Amazon Reviews
2ND BOOK AS AN INDIE AUTHOR | 2021
Dismantling Racism Is an Inside Job
“To grow is to regularly audit your life, making decisions along the way that stretch yourself beyond your current state. Growth happens in the space between where you are and where you desire to be
—Anita D Russell
Race as a social construct emerges from the thoughts, ideas, and beliefs that lie within the hearts and minds of people. For this reason, overcoming systemic racism and miseducation requires systemic and institutional change, as well as self-reflection and personal transformation.
2ND COLLABORATION AS A VOICES AUTHOR | 2021
“Musings of a COVID-19 Baby”
“I wrote my chapter through the eyes of my grandson, Cairo, born March 2020 into a perfect storm of coronavirus, racial injustice, and massive protests.”
—Anita D Russell
Voices of the 21st Century: Resilient Women Who Rise and Make a Difference is a celebration of resilience. Be encouraged by these stories and discover the secret that has been true all along: You are resilient, and you have the power to rise and make a difference.
1ST BOOK AS AN INDIE AUTHOR | 2019
I Wanna See Laney’s House: A Sibling Story
“My personal narrative is the tale of a wilderness journey nestled between the loss of the most important people in my life.” —Anita D Russell
Over the course of time. This is my triumphant transformation from broken child to whole adult. Along the way I realized a passion for the growth and development of people as my career evolved from pharmaceutical R&D to professional development to life coaching.
1ST COLLABORATION AS A VOICES AUTHOR | 2019
“Pangs of Guilt”
“One hundred fifty-nine. Or 159. No matter how you write it, the number 159 is not a good number to hear when getting your blood pressure checked.” —Anita D Russell
A Defining Moment in History. A shift from a society based on a predominantly masculine model into a new era, one with women at the forefront as the leaders of the twenty-first century. Discover fifty powerful female voices rising up to educate, guide and inspire. Behind each story is a woman bold and brave enough to have her voice be heard.