Take a Look in the Mirror is more than a book of poetry. It is a collection of passionately inspiring messages targeted to diverse youth – all races and socio-economic circumstances. From low self-esteem to self-doubt, the collection takes readers on a journey of self-awareness and personal empowerment. We live in a time where even our youth are defined by what is portrayed on social media, magazines and movies. What is natural is no longer considered enough, and what is artificial is now considered the standard of what young people should aspire to be. Take a Look in the Mirror plants seeds of love necessary to combat today’s unrealistic cultural values that dictate how our youth should look, act and feel about themselves. It encourages our youth to embrace who they are and understand that they are strong, intelligent, bold, powerful, capable, influential, resilient and beautiful just the way they are.
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About the Author
Marilyn McDonald was born and raised in Savannah, GA. She graduated from Alfred Ely Beach High School in 1987. Marilyn served in the United States Air Force and is a proud Disabled American Veteran. In 1998, she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Armstrong Atlantic State University, and soon after began her career with the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. Throughout her tenure Marilyn served as a classroom teacher at the Elementary and Middle school levels, Magnet Program Coordinator/Science Lab Teacher, Curriculum Specialist, and Assistant Principal of Elementary and K-8 Schools before becoming a Principal in 2012. Marilyn also holds a Master of Arts in Management and Administration of Educational Programs and an A.B.D. in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Today she enjoys a prosperous career as a Realtor, partnered with Lorenzo, her husband of over 31 years. Marilyn loves creative writing, reading, traveling, family time and helping people find their place called, Home.
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