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17 Apr 2015

Fix Your Crown—empowering women to create their own footprints

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April 17, 2015 Category: Oasis Posted by:

By Kendall Alexander

In a patriarchal culture where women are sometimes viewed as sexually disposable items, trying to find your way through life as a young woman can sometimes be complicated.

These complications, which are compounded by a media that willingly joins in the objectification of women overall, are made exponentially worse if you’re a woman of color. It’s also extremely difficult to navigate this crazy world with any faith when everything seems so superficial.

Because it’s a path that author Kiarra Solomon continues to walk, she understands what young women are going through. This understanding informs her new book, “Fix Your Crown: A Queen’s Guide To Walking With Christ”, a book designed to empower women to tailor their own beliefs and faith in a Higher Power.

The SUN talked to Solomon about her book and what inspired her to write it.

SUN: Your book reads like a magazine in some ways.  What made you decide to format it this way?

Kiarra Solomon:  I formatted it to fit my preference.  I am an avid reader, so I researched the styles of some of my favorite authors and found a style that appealed to me aesthetically.  There is a disconnect between what life is versus what it’s supposed to be.  How do we connect the dots?  It was all about displaying that in a way that made sense.

SUN: What compelled you to write this book?

KS: There are so many women who are not experiencing life the way they want to.  There is a disconnect between Christian beliefs and principles and life the way we actually live it.  I am finally taking ownership for who I am.  Women put so much thought into where we are supposed to be, and I want to help women stop the belief that they fit into a specific mold.  I want them to live freely to be who they are unapologetically.  The longer they hide from their issues, the longer they [issues] will keep you down and block you from empowerment.

SUN: You touched on personal experiences that led to your stronger faith in Christ without giving much detail. Why?

KS: Life is full of experiences, good and bad, and I don’t want people to feel it’s a horrible moment that creates that [awakening] moment.  I tell my son you always have a choice on how your day is going to go.  There is always the opportunity to change your day.  You decide how your life is.  A lot of the bad things that happened to me involved other people and it’s not my place to tell their story.  I’m healed from it, so I moved on.  The book wouldn’t reflect that if I put those experiences out there.

SUN: Why is Fix Your Crown only targeted towards women?

KS: It is applicable to anyone; there are men who have purchased the book.  Women have to embrace their femininity and their differences from men.  Being a woman is powerful and influential.  As womankind as we learn how to embrace it [femininity] can become powerful.  Hillary Clinton is the epitome of a woman, mother, and wife.  During President Clinton’s scandal a lot of people questioned why she stayed and what she was going to do afterwards, but she stuck it out.  She is a great example of what it means to ‘fix your crown.’

SUN: How did you go about choosing the verses and prayers for each chapter?

KS: I wanted to choose verses that were not commonly quoted.  A lot of times we’ll come across a verse and hear it so many times we wonder if we even understand it in the first place.  There’s one that goes ‘if you can endure for a night joy comes in the morning.’ What does that really mean? How many nights do we have to endure?  I chose scriptures that were enlightening and powerful.  In one part of the book, I use Psalm 82:6: “I have said, ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.”  There is an infamous interview in which Kanye explains he’s a god.  A lot of people were quick to jump on him as opposed to realizing that he’s quoting scripture.  I wanted to explain what it means to be Christian and didn’t want to overuse scriptures.

SUN: Is the book solely for Christians?

KS: The book is for anyone although it was primarily written for Christian women.  Anyone can get something out of it.  This book serves as the missing piece between what is seen in society versus what is taught in the church or in faith.  It can apply to anyone willing to embrace the tools. 

SUN: What’s next for you?

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I plan to continue writing. I’ve loved to write since I was 8. “Fix Your Crown” is evolving into a social community of Christian women entrepreneurs.  We have both virtual and live events to empower women beyond the book and have tools to help manifest their vision.

This book is for any woman who wants to find spirituality in their life through Christianity, but it is different from other religious books because it doesn’t espouse just one course of action. “Fix Your Crown” is a book that allows women to design their own path through faith without preaching. A great takeaway that permeates the book is that it is okay to have feelings or thoughts of doubt and worry because we’re all human.

This book can be a valuable tool for any woman who is looking to improve her life. For more information, go to fixyourcrown.com or visit “Fix Your Crown” on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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