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Poet Na'Tosha De'Von and Memoir Writer Olympia J. Atkinson

thu25jan6:30 pmPoet Na'Tosha De'Von and Memoir Writer Olympia J. Atkinsonat Pearls Books

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About “Quiet As It’s Kept”:
Quiet as it’s kept highlights Black girl joy, trauma, love and loss. With an emphasis on healing, the book goes on a true journey of vulnerability and self-exposure. Through the perspective of the Black female lense Na’Tosha opens the door to challenging conversations while wrapping her audience in empathy and love.
Published 02/14/2023.

About Na’Tosha:
Na’Tosha De’Von was born in Chicago, Illinois with a rich upbringing in Kosciusko, Mississippi. The actor and poet holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Arkansas as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication and Theatre from Jackson State University. Na’Tosha got her start in poetry as a young girl using it as a method of healing and self-discovery. Na’Tosha currently resides in Northwest Arkansas and spends her spare time going to museums and listening to jazz music.

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About “First Place”:
An educated and athletic woman leads an extraordinary life, but it isn’t an easy life. Imagine that you are a competitorin track and field and you are pushing yourself to the finish line. This is how people become successful. They are self-motivated, and they are more likely to change the world in the process.

In this book, you will clap for Olympia who is simply seeking happiness and self-fulfillment. You will wonder what she will do next because she is so talented. From serving in the Armed Forces as a young woman to becoming a stand-up comedian, she is truly outstanding!

About Olympia:
Olympia J. Atkinson is a freelance author, teacher, dancer, comedian, and documentary film producer. She is a veteran of the military services, having served 11 years in the United States Army and became a Supply Seargent. After being inspired by Oprah Winfrey, she attended the University of Central Arkansas where she received a B.A. in Speech Communication. The daughter of educators, she has taught elementary and middle school students. She also self-published her children’s book, “Kendahl’s Plans” with Author House Publishing. Olympia recently shot a documentary about her life story titled, “Olympia”. She will finish her master’s degree in education in 2024. She lives in Maumelle, Arkansas with her two children, Jordan and Taylor.