Many friends my age ask why do I bond so well with the youngsters,
I usually laugh saying, "Because I am a child at heart..."
And that is true to some extent,
But the greater truth is I love how open young folks are,
Open to love,
Open to embracing differences,
Open to belly laughing,
Open to dancing to inner music,
Open to eating weird food,
Open to at least trying new music,
Reading a different kind of book,
Open to change,
Just open to living,
An open mind is a beautiful thing,
Even the most hurt kid, will try something new and different,
I love watching the light come on in the face of someone who has just experienced something new,
Giggles bubbling to the surface,
I have friends like that who are my age,
But mostly the ones that occurs with are the young people,
I guess it is because they haven't become consumed by appearances,
Aren't yet bogged down by what folks will say,
One of the things that makes my heart soar about today's youngsters,
That group between thirteen and about twenty-five is they truly embody,
"You Do You, I Will Do Me and Together We Can Just Be'...
And that says a lot, because I understand that to mean,
I will allow you to be you,
And I need you to allow me to be me,
And together, with all our differences,
We can get something done,
I like that...
Angelia Vernon Menchan
Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published eighteen books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than forty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan
Menchan has also published the work of seven other authors to date and has several publishing projects upcoming in 2013 to include a children's book, Little Wing by biologist, Erin Gawera, Honorable Menchan Poets 2013 by Dictator, Genesis and Creammy Mocha and a breast cancer memoir by Lena Jordan.
She is becoming a sought after speaker for young women audiences because she speaks honestly, straight and open to the issues that plague them such as teen pregnancy, the importance of education and making life impacting choices.
Kim Floyd of Real Mommies Read, a part of the Spartanburg Public Library says:
Angelia's ability to help our teen moms see themselves as she did was a special gift. She instilled within them a desire to make better choices, take control of their bodies and their lives. They realized their pasts didn't have to determine their futures. Angelia let them know their worth.
Mrs. Menchan is available for speaking engagements; book signings and discussions. She resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and graphic designer, Maurice Menchan
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679