Nonetheless, while Lanisha presents to be a very accomplished young woman with a robust work ethic, she will be the first to tell you that at times she worried and wondered if she was doing it all right. “Raised by a single father”, she admits, “many questions befell me about womanhood and navigating life while lacking the sure-footed guidance that a maternal presence offers.” She continues on to say that that’s why her new book [Maximizing Her] is so special because she believes it will be a safe harbor for others who may also feel challenged and without guide.
Miss Porter invites us to know that chapter 2 in her book— entitled “Men are Flawed”—is one of her favorites because it’s one of her more reflective and authentic offerings. “It focuses on a call-to-action to a historic issue” says the young writer. “I talk about being startled to learn that infidelity is not so uncommon especially among the most respectable men.” She confesses, “such a reality was a threat to my own girlhood dreams kicking personal anxieties into high gear.” “The internal upset caused by unfaithfulness” she continues, “that can pollute families for years to come, is something I hope people will be more cognizant of and refrain from.” She adds that while she’s aware that both sexes cheat, she quietly points out that there seems to be a cone of normalcy protecting the trespasses of men as nothing more than a biological destiny.
Flipping through the pages of chapter 2, seemingly to jog her memory, she concludes by cautioning “how someone treats you in a relationship is not at all indicative of your self-worth. I implore my readers to think about a question I left unattended through much of my girlhood—the riddle of what I would and wouldn’t accept as a woman.”
Inspired by what was once a distant and strained relationship with her own mother, Lanisha hopes this book is a generational keepsake answering the budding questions that her own daughters may someday ask far in the future. “Maximizing Her” is available at www. Lanishaporter.com (autographed copies only), on Kindle, Audible, Amazon, and in the iTunes Store.
Published by the Office of PPP, Co.
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