Melesha Watson: The Power of Poverty

 

Happy Resurrection Day! Over the next couple of weeks, I will be highlighting authors throughout the country. Some of you may or may not know them. It’s one thing to see them on social media and reading their post. But is another thing to delve a little deeper into their personal lives, to really get to know them.

My first interview is with the lovely Mrs. Melesha Watson.  The author of The Power of Poverty: Starting a Business While Homeless and Broke. And the founder of Boss Chic Crate monthly subscription box.

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So to start off tell us a little bit about yourself and background.

Well, where do I start? My name is Melesha Watson, I am a divorced mother of two adult daughters. I am a saved Christian and the fifth child of six siblings. I came from a strict upbringing, and I am a PK…preachers kid. I don’t drink, wear makeup, curse or wear pants. I am an abuse survivor and I consider myself blessed and highly favored.
I am the owner of Boss Chic Crate, a women’s monthly lifestyle subscription box business. I am the author of The Power Of Poverty: Starting A Business While Homeless & Broke.

How did you come up with the title of your book? 
 I came up with the title of this book while I was sitting at my laptop and going over finances and saying to myself you are so broke right now and managing to start a small business. No place of your own, but determined to make this work. So I said to myself, you should share your story.
What made you sit down and decide to write your book?
 My struggling, my tears and the hopes of helping another woman that may be or have experienced my situation. The fact that I have survived abuse, depression, loved a man that belonged to another, being homeless and broke. I wanted to live and share my truth.

I want the readers to take away that although my life has not been an easy one, I fought through all my obstacles, tears and pain. That no matter what may come your way, God got you! You have to be determined and willing to fall in order to be able to stand tall.

What is the main thing you want readers to take away from your book?
I want the readers to take away that although my life has not been an easy one, I fought through all my obstacles, tears and pain. That no matter what may come your way, God got you! You have to be determined and willing to fall in order to be able to stand tall.
How did you overcome the challenges and/or obstacles you mention in your book?
 OMG! By fighting! I had to really go back and find that young woman I once was and introduce myself to her. It was a beautiful day, the day I met me again.
Those old dreams and goals were burning on the inside, once again.
So many people will judge you before knowing your story, and after. I am fighting toward something great and those kinds of people do not matter. My eyes are on the prize. I am in the race and no longer on the sidelines.
 
Where can our readers purchase your book?
My book is available on Amazon, CreateSpace and my website.
Are there any nuggets of wisdom you can impart to aspiring writers? 

My nuggets of wisdom would be to share your story. Give your testimony. Never be ashamed of your truth. It may save someone else life.

Are you working on any upcoming projects? And what can we expect from you in the future? 

I have started The Chic Xperience a women empowerment circle.
We are hosting our first luxury weekend business retreat. Boss Beauty & Mansions on September 15-17, 2017 in Atlanta, Ga. I will be releasing my novel length book The Power Of Poverty in June 2017. I am collaborating with women-owned small business owners for my women’s monthly subscription box.

You can follow me on:
Twitter @bosschiccrate
Instsgram @bosschiccrate
Google+ bosschiccrate
Website. Www.bosschiccrate.net
Email bosschiccrate@gmail.com
Instagram@ thechicxperience

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One thought on “Melesha Watson: The Power of Poverty

  1. I truly enjoyed your story on Melesha. I am family, however, I observed the outside of her story but never the inside. So glad she is sharing this story and I am so proud of her because the struggles I did witness, I’m seeing her overcoming. She’s a fighter and an inspiration.

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