Author, Writer, and Poet Freda Camille from Delaware and New Jersey, beautifully pens her life testimony through lyrics and verse in her poetry book The Storms Caused My Faith. This work was self-published in 2004 and the 2nd Edition released in 2014.
In collaboration with coauthors of Things I Wish He Knew, Freda becomes transparent and vividly reveals a traumatic event that took place in her life that could have ultimately prevented the maturation of the amazing and successful woman she has become.
Freda Camille has been writing for over thirty years. Freda works as a Licensed Practical Nurse in a pediatrician's office, and is a Youth Leader at New Destiny Fellowship Church, Wilmington, Delaware. She mentors young ladies in her community, and has spoken at treatment facilities in PA, NJ, and youth programs in DE. She uses these moments to become transparent and share her testimony about the various adversities she has overcome in her life such as: rape/molestation, teenage pregnancy, depression, and how she was her mother's care taker due to her mental illness. These are just a few examples of what she experienced in her childhood that almost broke her; however, were the very things that became her strength and caused her to become so passionate about working with young people.
Her desire is to encourage those who have endured the sting or stigma of the pain she has. The writings in each of her books provide a safe environment allowing the reader to connect, identify, and work through experiences which are suppressed. She wants you to know and see that you can get through it, you can heal, and things will get better.
Freda has also appeared as a supporting actress in an independent film "Found", and has two newly released titles: poetry book To Have and To Hold and children's book The Key is Me.
To Have and To Hold is a poetic journey through life experiences heading towards self-love and healing from one’s past. Many of these writings were inspired by an act of kindness, infatuation, or a sense of hope of what an individual may see for the future from a particular situation.
Great people usually have humble beginnings and travel through adverse circumstances. At first glance it is hard to recognize them. However, it does not take long to recognize that this person has been there and is now walking where others have not. They have a way of making the difficult understandable and sharing a peace even in the midst of a storm. They see what we can’t but know it is there. After reading these poems and writings you will feel this way about Freda Camille.
So how does an educated well-spoken hard-working black woman begin to dissect her turmoil filled life in the judgmental society we live in? How does she begin to engage in a conversation with her children, family, and peers, let alone with those who cannot come to grips with understanding her experiences. Having been through and surviving so much in her past, she carries the weight on her shoulders like that of a feather. Her strength sometimes causes her to appear invincible; consequently, many are unable to see or appreciate her vulnerability. Imagine walking in the shoes of a seven-year-old little girl, who is full of life, love, and knowledge. Who gets placed into a foster home after her mother had a mental break down outside on the street. The emotional trauma has a great effect on her life. Unfortunately, no one knew the time she spent in the foster home added insult to her injuries, because she is now in a situation where she was raped. How does her young mind handle this type of stress? A seven-year-old left alone to deal with these unexplainable adult events that have taken place. I am all too familiar with this story.
La llave es yo es una historia de inspiración que enseña a los niños lo importante que es tener fe, confianza y siempre creer en sí mismos. Nuestros niños son nuestro futuro. Comienzan a aprender a medida que crecen que son el componente clave para convertirse en el mayor cambio que este m
The Key is Me is a story of inspiration that teaches children how important it is to have faith, confidence, and always believe in themselves. Our children are our future. They begin to learn as they grown older that they are the key component towards becoming the greatest change this world needs.