Women’s roles have changed drastically over the last century and those changes occurred because women of all races and religious backgrounds believed in the idea of more. Alexander says, “Those women believed that the skill and talent they possessed deserved a platform and they wouldn’t settle for the occasional handout.” She continues, “They believed they had the right to fulfill their God-given purpose and to live beneath that privilege was unacceptable.”
Alexander’s grandmother, the late Mrs. Ira T. Brown was such a woman and encouraged her granddaughter to “be independent and have her own money.” Alexander goes on to say that the stories about her grandmother are legendary. “This is the woman who married a man back in the mid-1960’s but kept separate residences because he was a smoker,” she continued.
Talk about living out loud!
Women must know and value their own gifts if they are to live rewarding lives. This Woman Knows is Alexander’s humorous and inspirational story of how she came to reject the lies she once told herself and accept the truth that she is, if not as young as she used to be, still Black and Gifted.
The book also tackles the relevance of the Proverbs 31 Woman to the women of this generation. “I hated this woman as a new bride!” declared Alexander. “I was clueless as to how she managed to do it all and I absolutely loathed her,” she continued. In This Woman Knows, Alexander shared what she discovered about the Proverbs 31 Woman and her encounter with the modern version of this biblical icon.
Alexander wants women regardless of their age, size or color to know that the gift inside of them is worthy to be shared with the world.
For more information or to invite Alexander to speak to your organization or ministry, please visit www.ThisWomanKnows.com. Print and electronic copies of the book will be available March 1, 2013 through Amazon.com.
Lisa N. Alexander is the author of This Woman Knows (www.ThisWomanKnows)