There are times in your life when you come across someone who is speaking your language and you just know they have an impactful spirit. Akim Wilson of www.akimwilson.com is a woman after my own heart. She is on a mission of healing and transformation which she shares with others to help them in doing the same. As a mother and business owner she can relate to the journey of all women. As she sought out her own freedom and decided to live life by her own design, she used her story to empower other women to do the same. She is the owner of Soul Seed Tees and The Royal Family which provides empowering attire and wears. She is a woman who seeks to help all people of color experience their royalty and live in their purpose. I am honored to have her here with us today as she offers her insight and tips on how to live your BEST life. She has inspired me to be more transparent in the reason I seek to empower you. She has created her FREE tool to help you in journey to self-discovery. Visit www.akimwilson.com and download “Make it Reign Manifesto: 9 Ways To Step Into Your Power. It’s time to have the life you desire.
In The Presence of Royalty: A Dialogue with Akim Wilson
Tell us about you and your brand.
My name is Akim (pronounced ah-kim) and I am a mother of a 20 year daughter, college graduate and a business owner. I currently represent my brand because my blog/website is akimwilson.com. In 2007 I started in business with a t-shirt line called SoulSeed Tees, which was an empowerment t-shirt line created to inspire and uplift mainly women of color. Through personal growth I decided that I have other things to offer the world in addition to my creativity. So, I recently launched my new blog which is entitled: “Make it Reign: Heal, liberate and transform to uncover the divinity within”. My blog is all about me speaking my truth, getting free and healing and sharing these things with anyone who cares to listen.
How do you support women to live empowered lives? I support women to live empowered lives by sharing and teaching all that I have learned on my journey of self-discovery and healing. What I am here to learn is also what I am here to teach.
Tell us a little about your own personal path of empowerment? I grew up feeling like something was wrong with me because I was raised by a single parent with mental health issues. I did not begin to think highly of myself until I was introduced to the truth of the story of my African people, this is why I love my culture so much to this day…it helped lift me up out of the muck and mire. One of my aha moments was when I heard Rev. Dr. Malachi Z. York teach about how black women are beautiful in their natural state and that we should stop trying to be a carbon copy of something that we aren’t by wearing blond hair, weaves and all the things that come with not being happy with the way you are naturally. That was about 20 years ago and that’s when I returned my hair to it’s natural state and really started to love the skin that I was in.
What advice or suggestions can I give to women walking the path of becoming the best version of themselves? What inspires you?
The best advice that I can give is to become acquainted with yourself, nurture yourself and practice self-love continuously. And to never look for someone else to do these things for you. What inspires me most is that I know I have great potential and the fact that I don’t want to leave the world until I tap into it.
How do you take care of yourself everyday so that you stay balanced and centered? I make time for prayer, meditation, I do Ho’oponopono (hawaiian prayer of love and self forgiveness), I eat scientifically, drink plenty of water, I get plenty of rest and I let things go that don’t enhance my existence.
Let us know how you can help our community of women to learn from you. To learn more about me please visit my website atakimwilson.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/akimwilsonblog?ref=tn_tnmn, twitter: https://twitter.com/akim_wilson