With a Special Keynote From Michelle Jewsbury
San Francisco, CA – New author, Hajah Kandeh is hosting her first book launch for her memoir, Daughter of a Thousand Stars. During the event, Hajah will be reading selected passages from her memoir, sharing her journey, and expressing gratitude to those who supported her publishing journey. Kandeh has invited Michelle Jewsbury, the founder of Unsilenced Voices, to deliver a keynote message on courage and the value of community. Jewsbury is an author and international philanthropic speaker who has opened up conversations about domestic violence.
The event takes place virtually on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM PDT. Limited tickets are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-launch-and-celebration-tickets-398601958187.
Hajah Kandeh’s Memoir
Daughter of a Thousand Stars is the true account of one woman’s unyielding will to survive—a story that shows us the strength of the human spirit even when stretched to the breaking point. Hajah dares us to believe in our capacity to overcome adversity and be a force for good in this world.
At twenty-three, Hajah Kandeh fled Sierra Leone, carrying the trauma of abandonment, the shame of a dark family secret, and a deep desire to reconnect with her mother. Her journey took her from the lush plains of Africa to the “promised land” of San Francisco, where she tried to make sense of the disparity between the two cultures and faced personal challenges that went beyond what she left behind.
“Hajah Kandeh takes readers on a ride that will never be forgotten. Nor should it be.” – Jabali Smith, Founder of The Well Child Foundation
“Daughter of a Thousand Stars will touch the lives of all who are on a journey to reclaim their power.” – Tolu Olupona M.D.
“The world is a better place for having such a bright and beautiful being as Hajah Kandeh in it. An inspiring read!” – Michelle Jewsbury, Executive Director, Unsilenced Voices
Founded by Hajah Kandeh, a survivor, child advocate, author, and community leader, The Do Tell Foundation is the vision of a woman who believes healing begins only when one has the courage to tell the truth. The Do Tell Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and you can learn more by visiting www.hajahkandeh.com/do-tell-foundation.
About Hajah Kandeh: Kandeh is a Mental Health Counselor, Public Speaker, Consultant, Author, and Founder of the Do Tell Movement. With a background in International Relations and an avid interest in law, Hajah has worked as a mental health counselor and consultant, amongst others; retail, customer service, and nannying—jobs most immigrants do to get started in America.
Do Tell is an organization that aims to educate and empower children to speak up in a safe space about sexual abuse and other forms of violation so that they can get the help they need to begin the long journey of healing necessary to help them become healthy, whole adults capable of living fulfilling and productive lives.
For more information, visit her online at www.hajahkandeh.com/do-tell-foundation.