A Dominican living in the US has published a memoir which comprises of personal essays and poetry.
In “A Journey of Life on Purpose,” Avril Somerville writes about love in its myriad of expressions – self, community, and a larger sisterhood and women’s collective that is critical to becoming; implores authenticity and transparency with self in relationships with one another; speaks clearly to the urgency of carving and nurturing the creative space.
She said the book also answers questions regarding her own personal challenges with identity, while tackling race from a deeply seated place of empathy and conviction as a mother raising three black children in America.
The author pointed out that ‘A Journey Of Life On Purpose’ is ultimately about the personal transformation and fulfillment that await us along our respective life journeys when we are intentional and engage our best critical selves, make time for our creative gifts, and seek to find our connection to a broader community, apart from the roles we serve.
Avril Somerville is a writer and educator. She writes candidly from her varied experiences as immigrant, wife, mother, daughter, life student, and spirit servant among her intimate circles of family, friends, and community.
Born in Dominica, she is a first-generation graduate of Swarthmore College and Pennsylvania State University where she received her Masters of Business Administration.
She lives with her husband and their three children outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A Journey Of Life On Purpose is her first book of nonfiction.
It is available on Amazon.