About the Author

Duania is a motivational speaker and best-selling author who inspires women to begin again after trauma. She also educates faith-based organizations on how to better serve survivors. Her mission is to help improve the quality of life for survivors globally and motivate women to live boldly, and love themselves fiercely.

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  1. Good morning I needed that!! I’ve struggled with self love as long as I can remember. I’ve been working on loving myself & your story encourages me to focus on self love even more.

    • Yaaasss Anitra! You deserve the most amazing love, starting with yourself. As you find the different things that enhance your self-love/self-care journey, try saying this declaration everday:
      I AM an amazing!
      And I deserve the most amazing love!

  2. BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL. That is what i would like to get into, encouraging woman. Finding their selves and living this life till the wheels fall off. Letting nothing stand in your way.

    That story was so beautiful. And know that no weapon formed against you shall prosper. i am so proud of you for your courage to share. Your story is allowing someone else to live. Live your best life sistah!!!!

    • Amen Margaret! You’ve started encouraging women with this message as I have been uplifted by your words. I’m carrying into my day
      “Let nothing stand in your way” AND “No weapon formed against you shall prosper.”

  3. Such a powerful and beautiful testimony to the oiwer of seeing ourselves as God sees us: precious and beautiful. Even more cogent is how this testimony blesses and heals others. Love is an essential and precious gift that transforms lives. My spirit is lifted. Thank you.

  4. It is scary to put your most difficult moments of your life for others to see. No longer possible to protect. Trusting Creator to get you through it all again. You survived and saving others going there again. Thank you for your vulnerability.

  5. Your testimony only adds to your beauty and your scars amplify your voice for even more to hear and be healed. Thank you for sharing Duania! May you have many more fabulous occasions to rock your swimsuits!

  6. “D” you have always been an inspiration to me. Going through that time in your life was devastating to say the least. Yahweh had you then as He does now. Your full circle experience is just one of many blessings He has in store for you. The blessings of Yahweh will be prayed over you continuously, as you reach out to others and share your testimony for their healing and their full circle experience.

    We are proud of you and love you “Forever and 2 Days”.
    Auntie Lorettia.

    • Thank you Angella! May you feel God’s embrace in a special way over the next 30 days.

  7. Whew! When I tell you God knows your name. He knows and cares about every detail about us!

    Thank you for sharing your testimony overcoming shame and guilt. I say guilt, because sometimes we think it was our fault, the enemy wants to keep us trapped in our minds, he uses fear, torment and shame!

    But, Jesus has redeemed us from shame, guilt and fear! We are more than conquerors in every area of life! Be blessed and continue to spread His good news🙏🏾💋

  8. Thankful that you lived to tell your story. Inspired by the bravery that it took for you to, amongst many strangers, be vulnerable. Blessed to be able to share that moment with you…..and you rocked that bikini!

  9. This story is such a blessing and a testament to God’s amazing love for us. No matter what we’ve been through, his love can restore and give us the courage to heal. Thanks for your obedience in sharing your story and testimony!


  10. Thanks for sharing your story. I know God help us to heal from the worst things that we go through. I just finished watching the hallmark movie ” unthinkably good things”. I honestly fell asleep through some of it, but I caught the ending. I got a bit sad at the beginning because I realized only God is my one true friend right now. And reading your Story reminds me that God has been with me through it all. I am reminded that we all have a purpose in life and that you are strong, God pour his strength into you, and I actually feel like reaching out to you just to say thanks. I miss walking on the beaches in the Caribbean. I was born in Jamaica so when you describe how your feet felt in the sand and the waves rushing up as if to welcome you, I sure understand it all.

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