Washington, D.C. author Keisha Lonon on her empowering new book: ‘I knew I wanted a larger platform to make a difference’


I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18 NIV)


FEARFULLY & WONDERFULLY MADE

ON A NATIONAL STAGE — Fortunately for Washington, D.C. author Keisha Lonon, who has become a fixture in the Master Forensic Psychology industry, the “larger platform” she sought had ultimately come to fruition with the much-anticipated release of Being A Victim By Just Being Me, an awe-inspiring written work that made its official debut in April 2020.

For the record, Keisha Lonon’s life-altering testimony wasn’t just for the betterment of her life.

More than anything, it was for the advancement of others, particularly those who can greatly attest to the rash of obstacles through which she has gone and overcome.
As Lonon — a Washington D.C.-area author/businesswoman — explained during an interview this week with Making Headline News, it all started at a fundraising event for Crime Victim Rights sponsored by Network  For Victims of Recovery of DC during which the president of Washington Hospital was hoping to cross paths with her.
Interestingly, he fielded a letter from a victim, who vividly disclosed how Lonon miraculously changed her life. Ironically, such an emotionally-driven letter is featured in Lonon’s new book entitled, Being A Victim By Just Being Me

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A CONSTANT PAGE-TURNER — A book that is comprised of 73 pages in length, Lonon’s Being A Victim By Just Being Me depicts the various downtrodden encounters that essentially held power over a then-five-year-old girls life, most notably fear, anxiety, depression, PTSD, detachment, separation anxiety, insecurity, and mistrust, all of which subsequently led to this author engaging in what she describes as nontraditional suicidal attempts.

“The supervisor of trauma department in Washington Hospital who was sitting next to me during the fundraising event noticed my name tag,” said Lonon, referring to her last name that appeared on her badge. “(She then said), ‘I have something for you.’ She shared the letter, and, at that moment, I realized my seeds are sprouting. I knew I wanted a larger platform to make a difference.”

Fortunately for Lonon, who has become a fixture in the Master Forensic Psychology industry, that “larger platform” had ultimately come to fruition with the much-anticipated release of Being A Victim By Just Being Me, an awe-inspiring memoir that made its official debut in April 2020.

A book that is comprised of 73 pages in length, Lonon’s Being A Victim By Just Being Me depicts the various downtrodden encounters that essentially held power over a then-five-year-old girl’s life, most notably fear, anxiety, depression, PTSD, detachment, separation anxiety, insecurity, and mistrust, all of which subsequently led to this author engaging in what she describes as nontraditional suicidal attempts.

“Nobody saw the symptoms until the disease had taken its toll,” said a spokesperson for Lonon’s Being A Victim By Just Being Me in a detailed introduction at Amazon.com. “She was lost on the path she was following because she walked in silence. A broken home can break an individual and cause mental health conditions, leaving a person in jail and even lead to death.”

Moreover, in Being A Victim By Just Being Me, this little girl had ultimately grown up and acquired her Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology, a development that has fueled her desire to share with the masses the abundant love and the secret to changing their lives, particularly by impacting the daily victimization of others, she acknowledged.

“She aligned herself with others who had the same mindset as she did, and it was a game-changer,” said an Amazon spokesperson for Lonon’s newly-produced book. “Success is not defined by your bank account, but by the peace and happiness you have within yourself. This book will help you on your journey to find that peace and happiness.”

Not only that, Lonon emphasized, among other things, she wrote this book, in large part because she endeavored to be what she refers to as an “advocate” for the voiceless.

“(This book is for) the person who needs a push or maybe the person who wants to stand,” Lonon, an advocate, motivational speaker, activist and life coach, said. “God lead on my heart that God protected me through my life changes, so I can tell the world my experiences and how I became a game changer from His guidance.”

When asked what was the single, most underlying reason she felt compelled to produce Being A Victim By Just Being Me, Lonon was rather forthright and direct, as usual.

“I was inspired by my victims,” Lonon, a native of Washington D.C., said. “I wrote this book when I realized my story was like theirs. I was voiceless growing up in my environment. The experiences molded how I reacted to difficult times. Many do not understand PTSD and nontraditional suicide acts may seem normal because of your environment.

“For instance, buying a car or house, knowing you cannot afford it. Why do you need it for validation?” Lonon continued. “You are willingly to have a heavy burden from your finances to feel a certain way. I call it a painkiller; it numbs one’s reality. Maybe your trauma may not have been in the house you grew up in, but a cousin or neighbor’s home, and you conceived PTSD. Those incidents may seem normal, but they have you in a box.”

A book Lonon needed somewhere in the neighborhood of roughly two months to compose — “It took three months to go through different stages of editing and applying the appropriate self-empowerment quotes and affirmation and one month to prepare it for publishing,” she said — Being A Victim By Just Being Me has drawn a rash of favorable feedback, as expected.

“The feedback inspired the companion book I am working on,” Lonon said. “Men and women wanted to write down the self-empowerment quotes and the affirmations to confess over his or her lives daily. They wanted to start on a strategic plan for his or her lives, with a similar template I used for my life. Many state they can relate and would like to apply the teaching to their lives.”

Now with Being A Victim By Just Being Me Part 2 currently in the works, Lonon — much to her delight — has been afforded the golden opportunities to share of her memorable, life-altering journey, most notably in schools, at nonprofit and community events, as well as during Zoom meetings for life coaching events.


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GET YA COPY — A book Lonon needed somewhere in the neighborhood of roughly two months to write — “It took three months to go through different stages of editing and applying the appropriate self-empowerment quotes and affirmation and one month to prepare it for publishing,” she said — Being A Victim By Just Being Me has drawn a favorable feedback, as expected.

“I must tell my story,” Lonon reiterated. “Before I began writing the book, I thought about those that would be affected by it, but then thought of those that it would help. Being A Victim By Just being Me is depth from my heart. I did not realize the intensity of each situation. I was coping the best way I could at that moment.

“I wasn’t aware of the dysfunction and pain I was carrying with me every day, reliving the emotions of pain and making sure I was completely transparent,” Lonon added. “I cried starting some sentences, and sometimes I had to go back and rewrite the sentence. I noticed I was trying to still suppress the pain by not being truthful with myself. I was a victim of life and I survived. I was simply seeking love, stumbling and falling along the journey, but got back up.”


For more information about Washington, D.C.-area Author/Businesswoman Keisha Lonon, to order her book, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via social at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keisha.lonon; or Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/glamortreatz_/; Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlamorTreatz. Also, send email to: keishalonon@gmail.com.

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