In a time where positivity is almost trendy and catchy hashtags prevail, it’s a blessing to come across genuinely inspiring souls. Determined to streamline the at times habitual “scroll, scroll, like” syndrome of social media in my own life, I periodically reassess the accounts I follow to see what really speaks to me. Without fail, Dyon Davidson is one of the few that continue to stand out.

Some time ago I launched a mini series featuring volunteers from all over the country and I was thrilled when Dyon answered the clarion call!

Dyon Davidson is one of those gifts to humanity that God has chosen to reveal His love, strength and creativity through…and I can’t wait for you to meet her!

e speaks…

Tell me the name of the organization you volunteer for and how often do you volunteer?

Dyon speaks…

The organization that I’ve volunteered with over the past few years is Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes.  I volunteer with them once a month because they’re filling such an important need in that community.

e speaks…

What led you there?

Dyon speaks…

I was introduced to the organization’s President while I was putting together a breast cancer fundraiser. I had signed on to donate part of the proceeds to another well-known breast cancer organization. A high school classmate was very adamant about me meeting Shay Sharpe. She said Shay and I had a lot in common and would do great things together.

It was 2011 and I wasn’t diagnosed with any health issues yet. As a matter of fact, I seemed pretty healthy. I was carrying out a vision God gave me in a dream to give Breast Cancer Survivors a platform to share their stories. Shay came to the event and we clicked instantly. She invited me to her event the following week and I got to witness her and her team grant a wish for a young lady with terminal breast cancer. My heart changed forever. That young lady passed a few months later.

Each event gave Breast Cancer Survivors a platform to share their stories. I also made jewelry and auctioned it off along with other items donated by local businesses.

The events were a great combination of Beadly Speaking Jewelry and Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes doing community service together. My high school classmate was right. The crazy thing is that it took a few months for me to realize that we’d met briefly as teenagers at a football game when our high schools played each other. Life brought us back together for a reason.

e speaks…

What are some of the ways you serve?

Dyon speaks…

I organized fundraisers and raised money for the organization to help carry out their vision for 2012, 2013, and 2014. I’ve even helped pack items for the homeless over the years for annual campaigns.

e speaks…

How has dealing with your own health issues impacted your ability to serve, if at all?

Dyon speaks…

When I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2013, Shay didn’t nag me with a bunch of questions.  She understood that I was scared and trying to figure it out. She held my hand and sent me information about it. She still texts me Lupus and Sjogren’s related article from time to time. There are symptoms that gross other people out but I can talk to Shay about them. Most of the times she can relate being a young two time Breast Cancer Survivor at age 26 and 36. She has been my doctor on call, prayer partner, my chef, workout partner, and accountability partner.

It was devastating to tell the organization in 2014 that I was no longer going to do an annual breast cancer fundraiser on their behalf. I needed to focus on healing. To honor them, I donate 10% of the proceeds from my pink handmade jewelry back to them. So when customers buy any pink Beadly Speaking Jewelry, Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes receives a portion of it.

Breast Cancer and Lupus are very different but the fighting spirit in the two women, (Shay and I), they chose is the same. We are Warriors!

e speaks…

What’s been the most challenging moment?

Dyon speaks…

The most challenging moment was when Shay Sharpe was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time. She was 36 years old. She’d been through it before at 26 years old. I was scared. She fought hard. Seeing her make the decision to remove her breasts was the probably the most challenging.

e speaks…

How did you overcome it?

Dyon speaks…

At the time I was newly diagnosed with Lupus and was depressed. Watching her recover and seeing her fight made me fight harder to get better. It was life changing. When she got better we challenged each other with workouts and monthly weigh-ins. We healed together. We lost the weight we gain from medication together. We extended the challenges to other Cancer and Lupus Warriors. We are still changing lives this way years later.

e speaks…

What’s been the most rewarding moment?

Dyon speaks…

The most rewarding moment happens every year at The Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes Black Tie Fundraiser. Each year the organization grants a wish of a terminally ill Breast Cancer Survivor. It usually is a surprise to that person. The organization receives hundreds of wishes each year and it warms my heart to see a wish being granted.

This year’s fundraiser is Sunday October 28, 2018. Visit www.shaysharpespinkwishes.org for further details so you too can witness this!

e speaks…

That is fantastic! Dyon what would you advise new volunteers?

Dyon speaks…

I would advise new volunteers to get involved. Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes is filling a major need for young women diagnosed with stage four breast cancer as well as helping their children when these women die. It’s fulfilling work to serve in any capacity with the organization.

e speaks…

Thank you so much for stopping by Dyon!

You can support Dyon’s movement the following sites:

@BeadlySpeaking on Twitter & Instagram

Beadly Speaking Jewelry on Facebook

http://www.etsy.com/shop/beadlyspeakingjewels

Blessings!

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Season 1 Episode 3 Show Description

Welcome to the “Inspiration With E” Radio Show with Ericka Arthur! “Inspired to inspire and healed to do the same”, is the self proclamation that fuels “E”. Each show she strives to encourage others while sharing different genres of great music, interviewing amazing guests and raising awareness about matters close to her heart! During this episode “E” Interviews Guest Co-Host – Minister of Music, Singer and Music Consultant; George Ward, Poet & PTSD Survivor; Ilona Gaspar, Single Mom & stroke survivor; Donna Bush and Actor, Producer, and Screenwriter living with Cerebral Palsy; Scott Rolfe. Call-in 323-693-3043 and press “1” to stream LIVE with “E” and her guests ON AIR! Presented by: GRINDHARD RADIO https://authenticiteespeaks.com

++Interviews begin at 20:00

 

Thank you for your support! Please feel free to comment, like on Facebook and share!

REPLAY: iTunes Podcast, BlogTalk Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn. SEARCH “GrindHard Radio” then “Inspiration With E”!

Blessings!💫e of @authenticiteespeaks

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TONIGHT! CLICK LINK TO LISTEN!

SEASON 1 EPISODE 3 @InspirationWithE Radio Show!

During this episode “E” Interviews Guest Co-Host – Minister of Music, Singer and Music Consultant; George Ward @gdubb3 , Poet & PTSD Survivor; Ilona Gaspar @lotusheart.romanisoul , Single Mom & stroke survivor; Donna Bush @donnaevette and Actor, Producer, and Screenwriter living with Cerebral Palsy; Scott Rolfe @creativeswap. 

HOW TO TUNE IN:



1- LIVE & ON DEMAND Shows available at BLOGTALK RADIO – http://www.grindhardradio.com 

2- Call in LIVE on air to listen: 323-693-3043 (Press 1 to speak with my guests and I!) 

3- ON DEMAND via Podcasts on iTUNES: Search “Grindhardradio” then look for “Inspiration With E”! .

Meet me there!💫e .

Inspired to inspire others…healed to do the same! All are welcome, Including YOU! All genres of music, interviewing amazing guests, raising awareness & ending stigma! ALL are welcome. The support, both publicly & privately has been incredible. Blessings💫e

#InspirationWithE #RadioHost
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BLOWN AWAY!



MY NEW RADIO SHOW: Inspiration With E (@inspirationwithe & @EAInspiration) – SEASON 1 – EPISODE 2! *SPECIAL FAITH EDITION aired tonight*

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SUNDAY AUGUST 27, 2017 – 7p|6c EST on @grindhardradio! .

Meet @revdionneb @scmungin @godbebig @preciousbruton30

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HOW TO TUNE IN:



1- LIVE & ON DEMAND Shows available at BLOGTALK RADIO – http://www.grindhardradio.com 2- Call in LIVE on air to listen: 323-693-3043 (Press 1 to speak with my guests and I!) 3- ON DEMAND via Podcasts on iTUNES: Search “Grindhardradio” then look for “Inspiration With E”! .

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Meet me there!💫e .

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Inspired to inspire others…healed to do the same! All are welcome, Including YOU! All genres of music, interviewing amazing guests, raising awareness & ending stigma! ALL are welcome. The support, both publicly & privately has been incredible. Blessings💫e
#InspirationWithE #RadioHost

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#radio #blogtalkradio #faith #sermon #autismawareness 

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GOD CAN…I CAN’T



When I first launched “Inspiration with E” I was surrounded by people who only knew one fragment of my mosaic. They either saw me as ONLY a love poet @authenticiteespeaks, or ONLY a blogger at http://www.authenticiteespeaks.com or ONLY a mother or ONLY a singer/songwriter/speaker. A few still ONLY see me as the bass player’s wife. Wondering how I pulled the Worship Pastor’s youngest son or how he pulled the Grad student from Brooklyn. I have had MORE than my share of those who ONLY try to get close to me because of the artists my husband works with. Caught off guard by my down to earth-ness & even turned off when I don’t name drop or “take advantage” of connections. In my mind, they’re great people who I admire/respect but they’re HIS coworkers…not mine. They too, deserve people in their lives who don’t want anything from them. Imagine that.

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Then there came @grindhardradio. “What? My own radio show? Nah. Not ready”. I wanted everything to be just right. I used to be smaller. Had a perfect smile. Skin was clearer and life hadn’t beaten the freakin’ hell outta me yet. I didn’t want to be in debt. I didn’t want to be overweight. I didn’t want to have a shattered heart in recovery & a brain with glitches. I didn’t want trust issues. I didn’t want health problems that interrupted my life. How could I inspire people when I STILL need inspiration?!

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And then GOD began to encourage me to encourage others…right from where I was. ALL PEOPLE. To share what makes me smile, gives me hope, and breathes LIFE into me.

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Yes. I’m glad you’re here. Nope. I don’t have all the answers but GOD can handle your questions. I say WE encourage as many people as possible and remind them that they matter too. No NOT RELIGION OR JUDGMENT. Just good old fashioned LOVE💫e
PS: It can still be a good day!
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Remember YOU MATTER!

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HOW TO TUNE IN:


1- LIVE & ON DEMAND Shows available at BLOGTALK RADIO – http://www.grindhardradio.com 

2- Call in LIVE on air to listen: 323-693-3043 (Press 1 to speak with my guests and I!) 

3- ON DEMAND via Podcasts on iTUNES: Search “Grindhardradio” then look for “Inspiration With E”! .

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#InspirationWithE #Radio #RadioHost


JOIN ME TONIGHT!

Sooooo I’m honored to have been offered an opportunity to host my own radio show!

Inspiration With E (@inspirationwithe) launches SUNDAY AUGUST 20, 2017 – 7p|6c EST on @grindhardradio! 
“Inspired to inspire and healed to do the same”, is the self proclamation that fuels “E”. Each show she strives to encourage others while sharing different genres of great music, interviewing amazing guests and raising awareness about matters close to her heart!

Meet @wyze78 @kittomalley @iamdishan 

http://www.kittomalley.com

http://www.dishanwashington.com

During this episode “E” Interviews Guest Co-Host – Author, Poet, Entreprenuer “Roger Wyze” Smith; Blogger and Mental Health Advocate living with bipolar disorder; Kitt O’Malley and National Best Selling Author, CEO of Pure Vision TV Network, and Suicide Attempt Survivor; DiShan Washington. 
HOW TO TUNE IN:

1- Live & On Demand Shows available at BLOGTALK RADIO – http://www.grindhardradio.com 
2- Call in LIVE on the air to listen: 323-693-3043 (Press 1 to speak with my guests and I! .
3- ON DEMAND via Podcasts on iTUNES: Search “Grindhardradio” then look for “Inspiration With E”! ..
Meet me there!💫e .

Inspired to inspire others…healed to do the same! All are welcome, Including YOU! All genres of music, interviewing amazing guests, raising awareness & ending stigma! ALL are welcome. The support, both publicly & privately has been incredible. Blessings💫e
#InspirationWithE #RadioHost

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#authenticiteespeaks #survivor #music #motivation #inspiration #mentalhealth #grindhardradio #positivevibes ONLY
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Remember YOU MATTER!

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PRAYER WEDNESDAYS – 6 WEEKS



As most of you know, my own radio show, “Inspiration With E” launches next Sunday night – Aug. 20, 2017. 7p – 830p @grindhardradio


The season runs for 6 weeks so the WEDNESDAY before each show has been set aside as a day of prayer specifically for the show and my guests. 


DISCLAIMER 

I am a woman of faith BUT at times my show will feature secular music, and interviews with different races and/or non believers. IF that is an issue for you, PLEASE keep the negativity far, far, far away from me. I am VERY serious about life outside the 4 walls and showing much LOVE to EVERYONE is very important to me. 
HOW TO TUNE IN:

1- LIVE & On Demand Shows available at BLOGTALK RADIO – http://www.grindhardradio.com 

2- Call in LIVE on the air: 323-693-3043 (Press 1 to speak with my guests and I. -*Listeners who call in are automatically muted when calling in) 

3- ON DEMAND via Podcasts on iTUNES: Search “Grindhardradio” then look for “Inspiration With E”! 

Inspired to inspire others…healed to do the same! All are welcome, Including YOU! All genres of music, interviewing amazing guests, raising awareness & ending stigma! ALL are welcome. The support, both publicly & privately has been incredible. Blessings💫e
So if you’re on board with inspiration for ALL and/or will be praying or need prayer…Holla below.

 ***PLEASE*** (nothing personal but…) DO NOT SEND DMs  – Thank you. If your request is private in nature, just type “Pray For Me” & we got ‘chu. 

If you or a loved one are in crisis or have difficulty coping the National Suicide Hotline is available 24/7 @800273TALK 

Much love💫e

8/14/17

#InspirationWithE #Radio #RadioShow  ONLY
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*Flyer Photo Credits http://www.kittomalley.com, http://www.dishanwashington.com, Roger “Wyze”  Smith (@wyze78 on Instagram)


Meet Ericka Arthur

 

Known as fearless behind the pen, Brooklyn NY native Ericka Arthur of Authenticitee Speaks is an Inspirational blogger, speaker, writer, singer and poet. A lover of love, she writes from the core of her heart; to the core of hearts. 

As a volunteer Suicide Crisis Counselor, Ericka has a burden to raise awareness and end the stigma facing those having difficulty coping; especially in communities of color and faith. 

Her latest movement, Inspiration With E, was created to share what inspires her while encouraging others. “Inspired to inspire and healed to do the same”, is the self proclamation that fuels Ericka and has now culminated in the launch of her own radio show. 

Inspiration With E, set to debut Aug 20, 2017 on Grindhard Radio, is where she will share what inspires her. Everything from different genres of music, interviewing Indie Authors, Artists and Entrepreneurs while raising awareness about issues close to her heart. 

Be sure to tune in Sundays from 7p to 830p EST & tell a friend!

WATCH:

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INSPIRATION WITH E

Currently on Grindhard Radio as a co-host of Radio Divas for two years, I was humbled by the invitation to host my own radio show on the same network!! 


Inspiration With E is slated to launch Sunday Aug. 20, 2017 – 7p|6c on Grindhard Radio and I couldn’t be more thrilled! 


Inspired to inspire others…healed to do the same! All are welcome, Including YOU
All genres of music, interviewing amazing guests, raising awareness & ending stigma!
*There are a few way to listen!

1-  Live & On Demand Shows available at BLOGTALK RADIO – http://www.grindhardradio.com 

2- Call in Live on the air: 323-693-3043 (Press 1 to speak with my guests and I!

3- Podcast on iTUNES: Search “Grindhardradio” then look for “Inspiration With E”!

Thank you everyone for your support, prayers & well wishes!


STAY TUNED! 💫e .

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Remember YOU MATTER!

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Inspiration With E



Are you a survivor? Can you inspire someone in a 1 minute video or less? What inspires you? Art, comedy, music?

My new labor of love @InspirationWithE is something that I’m SUPER excited about! It’s a space where I raise awareness while combining my love for fellow survivors, multicultural diversity, ALL genres of music and all nouns that inspire me! 

For a chance to be featured on my #InspirationWithE INSTAGRAM page, share YOUR 1 minute VIDEO of inspiration, love, motivation of overcoming, enduring health/hardships or survival that ends with a message of HOPE!! Get CREATIVE!

1) SUBSCRIBE @inspirationwithe on Instagram – 2) DM me THERE for more info OR leave a comment below! *Reminder* 3) No Profanity Please & Thank You😉#PositiveVibesOnly | Tag & Share with a friend!

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Don’t forget to keep in touch & share with a friend!

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