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Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. (Philippians 4:8 NIV)
BEAUTY FOR ASHES
LaQuita Parks made a life-altering decision, one that changed the overall landscape of her life.
“I decided to go into 2022 with a renewed spirit of hope and determination,” Parks recalls. “This has been a year of recognition and exposure for me. From starting my first podcast show, being named one of the 100 inspirational women of 2022, and being awarded the Community Excellence Award to now.”
Much to her delight, those weren’t the only notable accolades Parks inherited throughout what was a banner year for the longtime Atlanta businesswoman-turned-empowerment extraordinaire.
To her credit, Parks has been named Making Headline News Woman of The Year for 2022, as announced by the publication’s editorial staff in the final quarter of the year.
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Parks joins longtime Detroit businesswoman Pam Perry and Virginia Beach, Virginia Grief Recovery Method Specialist Deborah Juniper-Frye in acquiring MHN’s most covenant honor.
“I am still on cloud nine,” Parks told MHN. “This has been an amazing year, much more than I could have ever thought possible. 2021 ended with some unexpected changes, and I must honestly admit that they were heartbreaking.”
Given the rash of success she’s encountered throughout the ensuing year, it’s safe to assume that 2022 was one filled with an overflow of blessings for Parks, the face of Pa-Pro-Vi Publishing.
COUNTING HER BLESSINGS
Parks garnered high praise for spearheading Unknown Battlefields: The Footsteps of A Soldier: A Collection of Stories, her newly-released anthology that is comprised of true stories about the unsung heroes and “she roes” of what these former military soldiers describe as the “Brotherhood.”
“These men and women, with their families’ support, chose to stand on the front lines so that we could have the freedoms that we have today,” Parks told Making Headlines News in November during its Annual Salute To Veterans Day.
Officially labeled a community service project, proceeds from Unknown Battlefields were donated to The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (or VFW) and Community Outreach Programs that customarily support healing through writing.
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Producing a remarkably brilliant anthology was one of a rash of milestones Parks experienced in 2022.
Parks started My Heart On Pages, her newly-assembled podcast during which she interviewed and featured 38 authors. In addition, she became the host of her own weekly radio show, The Power of Your Story, which afforded her the golden opportunity to interview and featured 48 special guests.
Not to be outdone, Parks received the T.R.I.V.I.A. Inspirational Radio 2022 Award for Community Excellence and was a keynote speaker, event coordinator, and event sponsor for The She Said Yes To Herself Unapologetically 2-Day Summit.
“On top of all that, I have published 16 book projects, including two anthologies,” Parks recalls. “I organized and facilitated three creative writing workshops with a total of 50 students ages three-to-12 and I published some of their work in my first creative writing book called Colorful Little Minds.”
A TRUE PRO
As Parks emphasized, 2023 figures be just as resourceful with God, her Helper, steering the way.
“There is a lot that I want to do in 2023,” Parks said. “I want to tell my story and spread my message on multiple platforms so I plan to do more speaking engagements. I plan on been more visible on Clubhouse. Collaboration is key, so in 2023 I plan on doing more collaboration projects in the field of storytelling for healing. I also plan on helping more people take their stories from a thought to a realization.”
For what it’s worth, Parks doesn’t take for granted the solid support system that has aided her mightily to steadfastly become a better version of herself throughout a memorable year for the ages.
“There is no way that any of this would be possible without the mercy and grace of my heavenly Father,” Parks said. “To God be the glory for every blessing. When man closes a door, God opens a window and pour in so many blessings that there is no room to receive them all.
“I continue to be amazed at all that I have been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time. Due to experiencing medical childhood trauma at the hands of a nurse when I was four years old that left me crippled for life, I don’t know a day without pain in 49 years. I am a ‘no excuses’ kind of person. I have multiple chronic conditions that make daily activities challenging for me. But in spite of everything, I’ve been through, this year has taught me that God is in control, and I can accomplish anything I set my mind to as long as I allow God to be my guide.”
A guide that is accompanied by a renewed spirit of hope and determination.
A RELATED STORY
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