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Tawana Williams
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ELLERBE — Author and motivational speaker Tawana Williams didn’t let disability slow her down. On Saturday, she’ll tell her story in hopes of inspiring others to live without excuses and achieve their goals.


Williams, of Wilson, was born without arms and impaired use of her legs due to the drug thalidomide that was given to her mother during pregnancy.


Today, she’s a sought-after speaker and TV personality, an artist who draws with her feet, an advocate, businesswoman, mentor and CEO of Tawana Williams Outreach Inc.


The Mineral Springs Improvement Council will present Williams’ “Unarmed But Dangerous” presentation at 5 p.m. Saturday at Sidney Grove Agape Center, 401 McIntyre Road, Ellerbe.


The presentation name is also the title of one of the five books she’s written, and Williams’ promotional literature says it will soon be adapted into a feature film.


Williams is billed as “the Hope Coach” and shares prosperity principles, organizational systems and strategies to help people succeed in business and in life. Topics for Saturday’s presentation include:

  • How to live your life with no more excuses


  • How to personally develop who you are
  • How to create what you want
  • How to take control/ownership of your life
  • How to move from ordinary to extraordinary
  • How to boost self esteem
  • How to help the disabled and wounded soldiers overcome challenges


Williams has been speaking professionally since 1996 and has been featured on numerous television shows and magazines. She speaks for corporations, churches, youth events, summer camp programs, schools, colleges, universities, prisons, day cares, nursing homes, Boys & Girls Clubs, veterans, drug rehabilitation centers, corporations and organizations.


Tickets for this event are $6 each. Anyone needing assistance in providing or purchasing tickets can contact Mineral Springs Improvement Council President Annie J. Buie at 910-652-3791, secretary Brenda Capel at 910-417-8728 or Bishop Arlester Simpson at 910-652-4256.

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