It's Ok to Be Broken: Highs, Lows, and Happy Mediums (Paperback)
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Within us all, change is something that we all want; we crave for it, we think about it, we plan for it, but in all our craving, thinking and planning, we don't stop to consider whether or not we possess the willingness to and ability to execute the process to change. Often we think, one small decision is going to get the ball rolling and the change that we are looking for is just going to magically appear and everything will go "right" from there, but-No. Change takes constant work, constant effort, constant self-reminding of the why you're doing this and the end goal. Change takes the support we don't want to ask for, the late nights we don't want to sacrifice, the love we struggle to receive but often are required to give; change is all those things and more. Kiya Renae takes you on a personal journey of self-awareness, self-accountability and the struggle in realizing that change has no timeline nor contained dimensions. Every aspect of self at some point needs some tweaking, some intervening, some change to take place in order for one's best self to be revealed.
About the Author
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kiya Renae attended the University of Cincinnati where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Criminal Justice concentration). During her studies in undergrad, she was offered multiple opportunities to model that she declined in order to fully focus on her degree. However, after being unsuccessful in finding a job following graduation, she took on some of the modeling opportunities that had been previously offered which later afforded her music video opportunities and magazine spreads with well known artists. Unfulfilled in the industry, and still in search of her ultimate purpose, Kiya Renae enrolled in the Northern Kentucky University where she found herself torn between continuing down the career path of "modeling" or furthering her education. She decided to pursue her degree, earning a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MSIO) and close the chapter on modeling. Kiya Renae chose the Psychology field in hopes of learning more about herself, personal growth and development. Being raised by a single mother in a family that applauded academia, Kiya Renae was often thought of as the family rebel. Although never leaving her academic roots; piercings, tattoos and urban modeling were far outside of her conservative upbringing. Her search for herself in these two separate yet equal worlds has heavily influenced her creative writing style in expressing the feelings of being torn in searching for your identity. Prior to releasing 'Through Her Own Eyes: This Is Only the Beginning', Kiya Renae has often been asked to write and speak at small engagements because of her unique ability to communicate effectively yet in a way that people can both understand and relate to. Kiya Renae plans to continue to share these expressions through her writings as to help to encourage more women and men to take a journey to find their true selves. She encourages all to go beyond the surface, and take a look within.