Book Release Sparks Revolution!
DETROIT, Thursday, April 9, 2009 at Pulse Lounge on Monroe St, it wasn’t your typical crowd or scene. When going to a lounge after work, one generally goes with the intention of putting the hours just passed far behind them. A bartender is usually pouring the spirits, great music plays in the background and people, who are there to escape as well, surround you. Not this time…the feeling that something great was coming filled the air; a revolution was on the way. 5:56 p.m. A tall gentleman enters wearing a gray suit…Nothing unusual there. 6:00 p.m. another gentleman arrives with a camera; along with an “I’m here on business” aura…Followed by the arrival of a white, stretch limousine pulling up at the front door at this time of day…not ordinary. At least, that is what the local media must have been thinking; because they circled the block to check it out. Out of the car came, an entourage of distinguished ladies and gentlemen. No, can’t say that I was expecting this type of company. Out of the car came a message and a revolution. The last to exit the vehicle, was the deliverer of inspiration, instruction and motivation. Out of the car came Q; dressed in all black; hood draping with gentle mystery and her face a glow.
Q. Humphrey, the CEO of Q Speaks Literary Works and Speakers’ Bureau and Author of “I Am Queen”…An Affirmation for EVERY Woman, had arrived to do more than celebrate the release of her book. Q came to bring business to pleasure, pleasure to awareness and awareness to amazement; all through her method of side-by-side encouragement in a straight-to-the-point approach; being that voice of reality and optimism when we need a boost.
After an hour and a half of signing books, greeting and mingling with guests, it was time for Q to speak. And as her friend, the gentleman in the gray suit, introduced her, the desire to hear her say something…anything was evident on the faces of the guests. Why? What was this woman going to say that was going to be so spectacular? I didn’t know, but I as excited also. Her smile made you feel certain that whatever she was going to say to you was from her heart and had your best intentions at the root.
Q spoke on why she wrote the book and explained that it was written purely out of love for EVERY woman, her sisters. She explained how important it is for us to assume responsibility for our lives and to cease the complaining about our problems; stressing for everyone to find solutions and refuse self pity. As she spoke to everyone and made clear that whatever one’s mind can conceive, it can be achieved…through hard work, dedication to the goal and enjoyment of the journey traveled to get there.
It was liberating and inspiring. I have never seen an event like this, where there were almost as many men as there were women; men, invited by Q Speaks that were anxious to read what Q had taken the time to write down. The music stopped for her words of encouragement, and surprising wisdom. This event provided a glimpse of just how strongly she advocates the arts, literacy and economic development through cultural diversity.
Most would have assumed that this celebration was going to be drowning in estrogen and the high level volume liberation of women rights, but it was not. Classic and smooth jazz played in the background; assorted trays filled with seafood, pita roll-ups, cheese and vegetable, tabouleh and hummus hors d’ oeuvres were served; as well as a more than regal cake frosted with butter-cream icing and a photo of the book in the center of it was calling out for attention from everyone who entered the lounge…yum. Smiles were on everyone’s face and superior service was provided by the Pulse and the publication The Detroiter was additional reading material that Q asked everyone to take home and read up on.
Looking around, it seemed as if the lounge and the event were made for one another; from the rich colors of the walls and decor, to the regal accessories inside the lounge…both provided by the lounge and Q Speaks; as well as the good spirits and up beat personalities of everyone inside. Everything appeared to be in destined alignment. This was the place to be. There was so much positive energy; so much sincerity. Q took the focus off herself and placed it solely on her mission…raising self-awareness and self-love. Her picture is no where on her book, nor her website, but her voice is. She reads the preface to “I Am Queen” on the home page of http://www.qspeaks.com.
Every listening ear received encouragement to not give up on their dreams, and to find pleasure in bringing them to fruition. The level of excitement was so high that one could’ve thought they heard engines revving. The level of excitement was so high, that self-awareness could never be looked at as a mediocre task. The level of excitement was so high that everyone walked away knowing that opportunities are limitless…it simply depends on our desire to “go up” and what time we are willing to devote to attaining our goals, that will ensure our progression.
I bought the book; have read the book, and am on chapter three this second time around. I am anxious to get my hands on the next book she announced that will be released in October of 2009. “I Am Queen”…An Affirmation for EVERY Woman can be purchased on Q Speaks’ website at www.qspeaks.com/store.html
Q was so right, “I Am Queen”…An Affirmation for EVERY Woman is more than inspiration, it really is a REVOLUTION!