Today we’d like to introduce you to Ambery Bowman.
Hi Ambery, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I am a writer, author, poet, and business owner.
I’ve been expressing myself through writing since the day I learned how to write- I wrote my first poem in the 6th grade, a poem about love and heartbreak.
At that young age, I had no idea how much life would teach me about love and how many times my heart would break. I never looked at myself as a “writer.” It has just always been a way for me to release pain, sadness, confusion, and any other bottled-up feelings that I experienced through several phases of my life.
Writing kind of slipped away from me in college. But shortly after graduating the real world quickly settled in and I eventually hit rock bottom. I suddenly became mentally, emotionally, and spiritually weak. And didn’t have any strength to keep surviving through life.
With the help of therapy, I also began reading several self-help books that encouraged me and uplifted me in so many ways. It also motivated me to start writing again. I heard God’s voice instructing me to write a book. And I questioned Him. How? Me? I’m still broken. I’m still healing. What is it that I can say to someone when I don’t even feel whole?
I ignored it, for as long as I could. Four years later, I have a self-published poetry book. I am honored that I was able to write something that has impacted others just like those self-help books impacted me.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
The struggles I’ve experienced came within. I had a lot of self-doubts.
I grew up not having much confidence in myself, and that transpired into my adulthood.
I had to learn to love myself and think more highly of myself before God allowed me to see the value in the gift of writing that he gave me
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am not only a writer, I am a spoken word artist, entrepreneur, and facilitator. My business, the woman I am Becoming LCC, is centered around a brand designed for women who are continuously working to be the best versions of themselves.
The goal is to promote the importance of self-care while encouraging others to embrace both the good and ugly stages of self-love. Merchandise with uplifting and encouraging words and sayings is available for purchase for both men and women.
I facilitate “soul-care” interactive workshops that focus on taking care of yourself in four key areas: mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I am most proud of taking the back seat and allowing God to use me.
I have always been extremely terrified of public speaking, and within the last year, I have mastered speaking words in front of crowds and speaking to women for encouragement and motivation.
Do you have any advice for those looking to network or find a mentor?
Advice for networking: be open-minded when meeting people, you never know who you are in the same room as. One person could help elevate you and your craft.
Don’t say yes to every opportunity without praying about it first. Every opportunity isn’t a good opportunity
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: Thewomaniambecoming.con
- Instagram: @aglowingpoet
- Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/The-Woman-I-Am-Becoming-102921501872401/