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Pam Osbey

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She has written poetry and articles on a wide range of subject matter: self-help, spirituality, marketing, business, family, and relationships. Notably, the poem Jena Six: Our Strangefruit Is Still Hanging, emphatically questioning how far African Americans have come, was published in TRIBES Magazine. Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentration in Marketing, her essays on savvy marketing strategies are among her most notable writings as a scholar. But creative writing is undeniably her first love and therefore dictates her courageous approach to storytelling. She found that it allowed her to fearlessly express herself—empowering her spirit. One day, a piece of paper and a pen, having always been her friend, sparked her to journalize the dark hours that felt like the end of the world. She cried lonely tears realizing how many times she and death had come face to face. But she was able to smile too, when memories of the good in her life wiped her tears away, fueling her poetic artistry. Self-love prevailed. Then God directed her hand to tell the world, “I made it and so can you!” Her relentless tenacity has been deeply inspired by the motivational teachings of Iyanla Vanzant, the profound spirit of Maya Angelou, and the giving soul of Oprah Winfrey. With her roots firmly planted in Chicago, she has lived in Los Angeles and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She enjoys yoga, meditation, singing, and playing tennis in her spare time. Join us as we discuss her book, "The Melody of My Bittersweet Blues"

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