I’ve already started writing the book which is going to address being single as a Christian. I have done immense research on this topic for myself and have enough wisdom and tidbits to impart.
I got serious with God in mid-2013 and have been single the entire time. I really had no idea how to act or do and all the research helped me figure out each step to take in my journey as well as how to approach being single. (Hint: being single is not akin to having leprosy and your husband will not heal your leprosy.)
The book will be similar to Steve Harveys’s “Think Like A Man, Act Like a Lady” written from a Christian perspective. Or “The Wait” by Meagan Good and Devon Franklin.
September 13th 2016 update: I wrote and submitted a 50 page book proposal for my first book “A Boy Called Les”. It was hard work. So now let’s wait to see if it will be published.
December 30th 2016 update: It was not picked up so I will self publish it instead.
This is a memoir covering a part of my life. It is funny how God allows traumatic situations in your life that would make a great movie. It covers themes on death, a rare genetic disease called cerebellar ataxia that affects many people in my family, love, lost love and a literal descend into madness.
Ps. No idea on any of the titles. Who is a book title naming expert?
Nyakarima is a captivating, engaging and humorous speaker. Her writing has been described as having a person next to you talking to you and keeping hold of your attention the whole time.
Elevating self-esteem in black women.
Why we should never think of skin bleaching.
Why we should all have natural hair.
She was born and raised in Kenya and is very proud of her African background and the color of her skin. She is deeply saddened by women of color not fully loving and embracing themselves. This may be difficult because their self-esteem has been dented by the world’s perception of beauty and they have been influenced by Western standards of beauty. To this end she has speeches prepared for this particular audience.
My Sex Journey: From questioning God, sleeping around while saved to celibacy
Nyakarima is also a Christian who got serious with God in mid-2013. At that point she did not see the problem with sex outside marriage and continued to have sex even while saved. She is now celibate and has been for some time. Her first book A Boy Called Les shows the journey she took to get to this stage. She believes surrendering the area of men to God is a big decision that many women do not make and continue to figure it out by themselves.
Passion and my Beat up Dell
She started writing in early 2014 which was her passion. Nothing could stop her from writing including not having the latest tools and gadgets to work with. She discovered when you really love something; you find a way to do it.
No Hope: Having a rare disease in Africa
Her paternal grandmother was born with a rare genetic disease called spina cerebellar ataxia that she passed on to Nyakarima’s father and 5 of his siblings. He then passed it on to his two daughters Elizabeth and Becky. Elizabeth died in 2011 at 38 due to complications from SCA. She talks about what her family has gone through after being ravaged by this disease and compares the help available to patients in the West s in Africa
How to see yourself the way God sees you
Many people in society have placed Nyakarima under several labels the most prominent are Black, immigrant, African. Each label dictates what you can or not achieve and place assumptions e.g.
“You are African so you can’t be well educated, confident, articulate. You should be a starving little kid with tattered clothes on. That is what we know.”
You are black and an immigrant. Your skin color determines what jobs you are capable of doing. Mainly jobs that do not require any amount of brilliance.”
When you become the label, you shortchange who you are really and set a cap on what you will ever achieve. I cause a fracas everywhere I go because I do not abide by the rules governed by any of my labels, the only words I pay attention to is what God says I am.