HOW DOES a young girl growing up in the face of racism and with the loss of loved ones emerge to become an award-winning journalist and one of today’s most sought-after multi-award motivational speakers?
Guyanese-born Sherry Ann Dixon sat down with the Pepperpot Magazine to tell of how she came to interview the likes of Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelo, Luther Vandross and Whitney Houston simply because she learned how to believe in herself.
She has written for publications such as The Guardian, the New York Times and the Washington Observer and has her own consultancy, the Sherry Dixon Consultancy as well as a Marketing and Public Relations company.
In Guyana working on the final touches of her first book, Dixon hopes to teach youths locally and around the world about the power of self-love and self-confidence.
The book will tell the story of how Dixon’s journey took her from Forshaw Street in the bustling capital of Georgetown, all the way to the city of London and how her experiences fashioned her into the woman she is today.
“The book is really an insight to leaving Guyana from the age of 10. My parents put me on a plane and I went on to live in England dealing with the prejudices of growing up in the United Kingdom… it’s also nuggets of the highs and lows of my life as I climbed the ladder so that I can share with other people to say ‘If I can do it, so can you’,” Dixon explained.
Giving us a glimpse of her early life, she said that her parents, desiring a better life for their daughter, arranged for her to move to England to live with her relatives. However, when Dixon arrived in England in the 1960s she soon realised that while the grass was indeed greener on the other side, her race would be a major game changer to how she was welcomed into the region. Read the complete article here
Source: Guyana Chronicle.com