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8 Accomplished Women Praise Unveiled Beauty

 

 

 

8 Accomplished Women Praise
Unveiled Beauty

Lisa Harris ~ September 2, 2016

A little over two months ago, eight different women sat in their respective corners of the country leading eight exceptionally successful, yet diverse professional lives—each woman utilizing her unique talents, sharing her personality and making an impact on the world. It’s also safe to say that most of these women never expected their names to be sitting in quiet company with each other. Individually, they each possess their own success stories and personal journeys. However, together, they are a powerful force. Collectively, they embody the intelligence, strength, and beauty of so many women. Today, they join together to offer their praise for the forthcoming poetry book titled, Unveiled Beauty: Handwritten Letters from a Poetic Heart.

8 Women. 8 Careers. 8 Perspectives. 8 Hearts. 8 Lives.

~  A national award-winning journalist and TV host
~  A director at a world-class university and lawyer
~  A CEO and active community leader
~  A celebrity chef and award-winning cookbook author
~  A senior editor and radio host
~  A lifestyle expert and published author
~  A psychotherapist and writer
~  A design business consultant and former Fortune 500 executive

These women represent the best of the best of what women can achieve. More importantly, they value and recognize the significance of supporting other fellow women in their personal and professional pursuits. We are honored and humbled by their praise. Here’s what a couple of them have to say about Unveiled Beauty:

Contessa Brewer, a national award-winning journalist and TV host wrote, “Women from different cultures and walks of life all will find a story, an image, a truth that speaks to them. Lisa Harris offers a little something for everyone in Unveiled Beauty and does so with clarity, honesty, and of course, beauty.”

Meanwhile, celebrity chef and award-winning cookbook author, Katie Chin said, “Poetry juxtaposed with beautiful photographic images elevates Unveiled Beauty from a poetry book to a poetic odyssey. Lisa Harris invites you to tap into your innermost self with poems that send chills down your spine, tears to your eyes, and happiness in your heart.”

Before its release, Unveiled Beauty has already unified an array of women. Along with the reviews above, Lisa Castro Gutzmer, Allison Kaplan, Dorri McWhorter, Jasmine Brett Stringer, Susanne Sung and Valerie Hildebrandt Wulf, have also graciously shared their thoughts and praise for the book.

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As I set-out on a journey to publish Unveiled Beauty, over three years ago, it was the women I knew and the women I was soon to meet who would become my constant inspiration. Women like these women not only inspire me, but they are also my audience and at some point in life, they may have shared the same emotions as the women in my poetry. On the surface, they appear to be widely different, but beneath the layers they are more similar than one might think. Today, specifically, they share one thing in common and that is their belief in Unveiled Beauty as a universal story, a truth, and a beautiful work of art.

To hear what the rest of these women have to say about Unveiled Beauty, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We will be highlighting each woman and sharing her review every day starting this weekend and throughout next week.

For more information about Unveiled Beauty (Release Date: September 30, 2016), check out our website: www.fashionmeetspoetry.com

*Lisa Harris is the founder, poet, and creative director for Fashion Meets Poetry, LLC and author of Unveiled Beauty. With over 18 years in corporate America defining strategic direction, guiding product development, and leading marketing initiatives for Fortune 500 companies, Lisa now aims to inspire and heal women through her poetry. She also hopes to share her knowledge to bridge the gap between business and the arts.

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Discover Your True Essence On An Old Cassette Tape

 

 

Discover Your True Essence
On An Old Cassette Tape

Lisa Harris ~ June 28, 2016

Look at this beauty. It’s pastel pink. It has a mint green ‘play’ button. It’s retro. It’s throwback. It’s like totally fresh. It’s a 1986 Sharp radio cassette recorder or, in other words, a vintage boom box.

Yes, I said, “vintage”. And, yes, I said, “like totally fresh”. In all seriousness, if you owned one of these, like I did, or if you listened to your favorite songs on any boom box, you are not a Millennial. It’s likely you no longer stand in line to get into the hottest clubs or stay up all night with coffee in hand, to study for your final exams. Nope. Been there, done that. You, my friend, are a distinguished member of Generation X. We are the generation that grew-up on cassette tapes, jelly shoes, answering machines, “Who’s the Boss?”, Nintendo, Michael Jackson and the original MTV – back when it actually played music videos.

What this also means is that right now you’ve lived a little bit of life. You’ve experienced the many highs and lows and perhaps took a few shortcuts or wrong turns along the way. At this point, you may have even found yourself at a crossroads, either by choice or new life circumstances. But regardless of how you found yourself in this place, it can be a time of deep reflection, self-discovery and purpose.

As I insinuated, often this happens when we enter our forties, however, we can face uncertainty and challenges at any time in our lives. I am reminded of this after talking with so many women from all stages in life, who have come to a crossroads. Whether they are searching for their first job out of college, transitioning into new careers, experiencing the difficulties of divorce, balancing family, or rediscovering themselves in their retirement years, they are all at pivotal points in life. In the end, it doesn’t really matter if you listened to your favorite song on a turn table, recorded music onto a cassette tape, or downloaded a new track on your iPod, there inevitably comes a time when you need to silence the world around you in order to listen to your inner self.

It’s in this quiet where we can begin to remember who we are. We need to become introspective in order to follow the path that honors our true selves. Therefore, if you are in this space right now, I recommend you stop for a moment and look back before you attempt to push forward. Your future where can i buy generic viagra online safely lies in rediscovering the true essence of who you are and your happiness and life’s purpose depends on it.

I know this, because I was there. I was at a crossroads and still on a journey of my own. There was a moment when I had to look myself in the mirror, figure out who I was and determine what was missing in my life. The only way to accomplish this was to turn back time. Who was I before life happened? Before I feel in love for the first time, graduated from college, established my career, married and had children… before all that stuff and the responsibilities of every day life. To figure who I was, I had to press the ‘rewind’ button on my vintage, pastel pink boom box, back to a small town in Southeastern Wisconsin.

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The year was 1987; “Head to Toe” by Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam was playing on 94.5FM – WKTI out of Milwaukee. If iPods were around in the late 1980’s, this song surely would have been on my playlist. Instead, I was sitting on my bedroom floor with my finger hovering over the record button patiently waiting for the DJ to stop talking in order to record my favorite song. I was a 15-year-old girl who spent her time listening to Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 Countdown, writing poetry in a spiral notebook, and sketching dresses for her mother to make.

Back then, as a multiracial girl growing up in a predominantly white community, I turned to music, writing, and designing as a form of escape. And writing poetry, specifically, became the chosen outlet that offered me both comfort and peace. Poetry, music, and fashion were the true essence of who I was… that was me before life happened.

It took being at a crossroads in my mid-thirties and deep reflection into my childhood to remember and rediscover my true essence. Although I pursued fashion in my professional career, I had stopped writing. During this time of reflection, I began to realize what was missing and came to the conclusion that I had not been honoring my true essence for all these years. My lifeline has always been in writing with a passion for poetry and so today, I finally honor my true essence in releasing my first poetry book.

Now, it’s your turn. The only way to rediscover your true essence is to turn back the hands of time, hold your finger above the button on the old boom box in your mind and if you dare – press rewind.

xoxo L.