"It has always been a dream of mine to have my writings displayed in a published work of art. I could not have imagined a more beautiful way for that dream to finally come to fruition. It has been an honor to experience this creative journey with my mother, whom I get every ounce of my creativity from."
Chinue resides in sunny South Florida with her husband and daughter and is currently happily immersed in motherhood. Formerly a public-school educator, her passion for educating shines through her work as a consulting birth doula. This fulfilling endeavor educates, empowers, and equips expecting families with the tools they need to prepare for the prenatal, child birth, and postpartum journey of welcoming a new life into the world. She looks forward to publishing more of her writings in the near future.
Rasheedah loves dancing, her puppy Jade and doing whatever she needs to do to achieve happiness and peace.
Her eight children are her heart beat.
She’s grateful for her parents coming together to give her life.
Her mother has always been her flower and rock throughout her life!
Chinue Sharif (Chi) Rasheedah Sharif (Lady Ra)
[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review (excerpt) of "Somewhere In A Rainbow" by Rasheedah Sharif.]
Somewhere in a Rainbow is written by Rasheedah Sharif. The book is a true story of her life.
It details the struggles, the abuse, and the heartbreak she has gone through. She discusses the details of her life with a therapist because the hopelessness she is feeling is becoming too much for her to deal with on her own.
Kindle Customer 5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written. Definitely a must read Reviewed in the United States on October 1, 2020 Somewhere in a Rainbow is a beautifully written story about the importance of mental health. Mental health is such a taboo topic in a lot of communities, and often times these issues go unchecked. Rasheedah Sharif's true life story, as told from the eyes of the main character Rose, is a journey definitely worth reading as it explores topics that are often ignored within society, and sometimes within ourselves. Each page is so intricately and poetically written, that there is no escape from being absorbed into Rose's world. I felt as though I was holding Rose's hand as she walked her journey towards self love, healing, and finding herself somewhere in the rainbow.
Heart wrenching & raw; a must read! Reviewed in the United States on October 13, 2020 Wow! This book is raw, heartfelt amazing! I feel like I should more so say, the author is amazing & tough! After reading a true life story on mental health I feel like my eyes have been opened. I felt so many of Rose’s emotions. I laughed, got angry, and even cried a few times. Rasheedah Sharif did a superb job wrapping me into the ups and downs of Rose’s life. I felt as if I was going through the trough with her. It was amazing being able to take the journey with Rose in her own rainbow. My heart has forever been touched my this book.
REAL!!! Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2020 Must READ! It will make you cry, laugh and appreciate the REAL! Helpful Report abuse
‘Don’t Come Down From the Chinaberry Tree:’ A story of empowerment BY MARCY NORTHRUP PALMERI, Contributor ST. PETERSBURG —
"At 16 years old, the character in her book named Rose planned a pregnancy hoping to change the direction in which her life was headed. She and her 18- year-old boyfriend began a new adventure, but not the sort she had hoped for."
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Come Down From the Chinaberry Tree Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2011 Verified Purchase I encourage readers to purchase this book. The urban writing style of the author vibrates and leaps off the page. Rose the main character is lost and confused about the true meaning of love. But with the aid of a strong matriarch's life lesson, she will find her inner strength and ultimately rise above her circumstances to triumph over perils eventually finding her inner peace.
Excellent story Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2011 Verified Purchase This is an excellent true story. The story is well written and anyone can learn from her struggle as an abused woman and a single mom. She gives great details on her struggles and her triumph. One person found this helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An uplifting spiritual adventure Reviewed in the United States on November 14, 2011 You can not help but be touched by this wonderful story of one woman's emotional journey from childhood to motherhood and beyond. The author guides us seamlessly from the palpable descriptions of Rose's Grandmother's back porch to the heart wrenching reality of life as a young mother. At the center of this portrait is a balance often hidden, but never too far out of Rose's reach. The soul is revealed quietly resulting in a very moving journey. One person found this helpful
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