This is ME!

    I was born November 23,1980 in Charleston, SC. I was raised in Cross ,SC by mother Viola Gourdine  and my Great-Grandmother Jaine B. Smalls. I graduated high school from Cross High school  in  Cross,SC on June 1999. I graduated from Morris College in Sumter SC in  May 2003 with a BA in Sociology. I have obtain my culinary arts certificate in 2015 from ACAP.

 I am a mother of two beautiful girls Leonna Gourdine-Walker  and Samira Gourdine-Walker. I love them dearly.They are my heart and soul.
        I moved to Troy , New York  June 2003 to pursue  my career in my degree. I enter into work force as produce  clerk and cashier  to start my journey.   In 2004 I  was bless with a job for Center For Disability Services.  I served as a Residential Counselor  and a Assistant Manager  for  four years. I have served many different  companies over the years.   Then I  found out i have three different conditions  that set limits to my work journey.  I have fibromyalgia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, polycystic kidney disease, and polycystic ovary syndrome.

      Now i have entered a new journey I'm an Author of  The Mask behind the Mask, a motivational  speaker, the  CEO of Shana Unmasking Motivation, and the owner of G &G jewelry.  In addition, I'm apart of PWG , HTM  Organization , and advocate for domestic violence and I just received the 2019 Purple Ribbon Award of Courage .

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The Lady Behind The Mask

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