Imani Wisdom's brainchild -- Pink Noire Publications -- has been known for her unpredictable style of storytelling. Now its founder is expanding the "pink and black" brand to shine on prolific artists. From the inspirationalist, Danica Worthy to bestselling author, Stacy Deanne, Pink Noire understand these talented individuals know how to express their craft through words, song, dance, and stroke of a brush.

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Bryan Billings, the powerhouse running back that lived the life many often dream.  This two-time MVP lived just as hard off the field by endless partying with women night after night. Then everything had changed when he met stiff competition--and it wasn’t from the opposing team--it was from the new love of his life. 

All of his old habits soon became unimportant until one day everything he thought knew changed by one announcement.

Imani’s Thoughts…

Choices are a part of life. Though at one point, we have to make prudent decisions that change the course of our future. This particular story is no different.

According this short story—THE MISSION, Bryan sits among the running back greats like Marshall Faulk, Len Swann, and the late Walter Payton. I wanted to convey that no matter how high you are in life things can swiftly change. More importantly, it’s how you handle the situation.

So Bryan will loose the love of his life with his news? Or, will he persevere through the storms and catch the light at the end of the tunnel? Find out in July 3 on
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Warrior Goddess Pictures, Images and Photos

 By Tamyara Brown

 I am not just Breast Cancer. There's more to me than that I 'm a goddess. I am more than the many days I may feel ill. I am a warrior I fight even when it seems I can't go on. I do all it all in the name of being a survivor. I am not just Breast Cancer. I am a diva who's beautiful, charming and full of grace with or without hair. Watch out now my swagger is fierce and my smile is bright as the sunrise. With the rain at the end of my rainbow is a pot of gold.

My battles are long and struggles are overwhelming. My inner strength gives me reason to overcome my obstacles that is set before me. My sorrows may rain on my parade but I always bring beautiful roses to bloom. My battles are long and struggles are overwhelming. My inner strength gives me a million reasons to go on. I am Warrior Goddess!

In My Own Words...

If you ask me to define courageous women and I will point to the thousands of women who is battling or surviving Breast Cancer. I am a breast cancer survivor who has reached her fifth year without recurrence of this disease. In 2007, I was diagnose and went through the battle of being a living testimony of becoming a Warrior Goddess. I can’t take full credit because it was Lloyd Smith who encourages me to go to the doctor and get that lump checked out, who cried and went through my first chemo treatment with me. It was the wonderful support of doctors, family and friends who took care of me and cheered me on. It was my daughter’s who made mommy cups of tea and rub my back when I was sick. My sons, who said, “ Mommy your bald hair is sexy.” It was the retreat with the many single moms like myself I met with Cancer who I laugh with, talked and watched without a Trace.

As I write this I encourage so many of my family, friends and those dear and near to me to Love yourself-Love your Tatas. Please in this world where we are so busy with the hustle and bustle of life, I need you to stop to care for yourself. We as women do have a tendency to forget we need to care for ourselves. We to take time out to love our Tatas enough to take fifteen minutes to ensure cancer is not growing in our breasts by doing monthly self breast exam. That we are healthy to enjoy the fruits of our labor and push on to doing what is best for our families.

According to Breast Cancer. Org. In 2010, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 54,010 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

About 39,840 women in the U.S. were expected to die in 2010 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1990. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.

Early Detection along with monthly self breast exam and yearly mammograms account for why so many of us are surviving the battle. So I know we get crazy with our day to day business, ours hands are full being a mommy, sister, wife and best friend. In order to fulfill those needs I can now take care of the tasks that come before me healthy and strong. My daughter Alice is always on me about loving my Tatas-Loving myself and not missing doctor’s appointments.

Being among Warrior Goddesses who are living with and surviving cancer are the wind beneath my wings. They’re challenged daily like I was we when we was going through but so many of us preserve and give the best fight we know how with a huge smile on face. I realize that if I can survive Breast Cancer then anything that comes my way is a breeze. So with that said begin to LOVE YOURSELF-LOVE YOUR TATAS!

© 2011 Tamyara Brown- Tamluvstowrite
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