If Her Purse Could Talk

If your purse could talk, what would it say? Our purses tell our stories, sometimes better than we ever could. The book is a courageous journey through life told from the perspective of our purses. Come on this journey with us. You will laugh, cry, laugh some more, and finish this book feeling renewed and refreshed.

What Inspired Me to Open My Purse?

When a good friend asks you if you will participate in a book project that she believes will change the lives of all who reads it, what can you say but "Yes."  DeYonne Parker wrote a blog post in 2015 where she compared and contrasted the contents of her purses with those things she carried in her heart in different seasons. She listened as the Lord said, "Make this into a book." She didn't exactly know how she was going to bring this project about but knew she didn't want to do it by herself. At the beginning of 2018, she took that final chance and stepped out on faith and invited 11 powerful women to open their “purses” and share their inspirational stories in the book, “If Her Purse Could Talk.”

Who Am I?

Dr. Natoshia Anderson

STEM Education Consultant, Speaker, Author

Dr. Natoshia Anderson, is a Mechanical Engineer turned educator and former School Dean. She is an award winning educator and STEM Education advocate with other 20 years of experience. She has a genuine love of teaching and learning and is fully vested in the advancement of STEM Education. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University. She went on earn an MBA with a specialization in Marketing in 2006 and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership in 2010 from the University of Phoenix. Her dissertation is entitled, “An Analysis of African American Gifted Girls’ Achievements in Mathematics and Science Classes.” She worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer for eight years before entering the world of education. Her research focus is on Black and Brown female experiences in K-12, postsecondary and professional arenas. She also has a focus on Black and Brown gifted women and experiences within STEM careers.