About Tawana Williams
Tawana was born without arms & impaired use of her legs due to the drug Thalidomide that was given to her mother during pregnancy But Tawana is Impacting Nations & Changing Generations. She’s faced many challenges throughout her life, she was gang raped during a home invasion many years ago, raped by her step father, addicted to crack & cocaine for 10 years; Tawana has experienced abortion, motherhood, a stroke/mind interruption and a mild heart attack…That’s why she’s “UNarmed But Dangerous.” She married her childhood sweetheart ‘Toby’ in 1991. Today, Tawana Williams is “The Hope Coach” and she’s teaching others throughout the world how to live a life with “No More Excuses.” Her dreams are to create and host her own Talk Show, create & Produce her Motivational Reality Show, Executive Produce her Debut Movie “UNarmed But Dangerous” and Humanitarian efforts to help the human race. She’s been featured on The Jerry Springer Show sharing her story of how she Beat the Odds, The Judge Hatchett Show to Mentor a troubled teen, The WORD Network, Manna Express TV, TCT-Alive, TCT-Rejoice, TCT-Ask The Pastor, TCT-Triangle Alive, Atlanta Live, Lifetime TV, The 700 Club, “Your World” with Creflo Dollar and many regional/national TV programs. She's been interviewed by Oprah's Producers twice by telephone. Her story has been told in numerous National and Regional Magazines. She’s the Former Spokesperson for The Agape Gospel Academy in Atlanta, Georgia from 2008-2011. Tawana is also Lobbying Congress for Family Assistance Rest Rooms (F.A.R.R.) in every Airport throughout America. Please visit her website www.TawanaWilliams.com to read and sign her petition. We really need your support!
Today, she’s an internationally known Les Brown Platinum Speaker and resides in Wilson, North Carolina with her husband ‘Toby.’
“If You want it, then don’t give yourself any more Excuses not to go get it.” -Tawana Williams
In “UNarmed But Dangerous,” Tawana tells the poignant story of being born without arms, surviving the trauma of gang rape, being raped by her step father, abortion, the miraculous birth of her daughter, a 10 year drug addiction and marrying her childhood sweetheart “Toby.” Today, Tawana speaks to people across the country, encouraging them to look beyond their circumstances and to accept God’s gift of freedom without limitations.
Tawana & Toby at World Changers Church New York
"God Graced Tawana's Feet to do what Hands do."
- Dr. Creflo Dollar
Dr. Creflo Dollar & Pastor Taffi Dollar's 12th Year Church Anniversary Celebration! 10-15-16
Foreword "UNarmed But Dangerous" by Les Brown
Have you ever heard someone’s voice and they spoke to the very core of your being? I have!
Have you ever met someone and instantly you knew you were in the presence of greatness? I have!
Have you ever met someone who had so much going against them that you wondered how they were able to survive and then felt ashamed of yourself for living a defeated life? I have! That’s how I felt when I met Tawana.
Born without arms and with a tiny stature of just over 4 ft., she overcame child molestation, poverty, rape, mental and physical abuse, addiction to crack and cocaine amongst other painful tragedies. Using her feet, she learned how to write and draw beautiful works of art, answer the phone, cook and live a normal life. She operates a business, mesmerizes audiences as a motivational speaker and can sing the roof off of a church. In addition to all those things I will venture to say that her greatest joy is being a devoted loving wife to her soul mate and God given companion, Toby. To see them together and the love they express for each other is the greatest example I have ever seen of what love truly is. Toby, a gifted speaker and a servant husband taught me and the men in one of my recent Speaker Training Summits, how to serve and treat a woman with class. We were humbled and felt blessed to learn from his example and in particular to be in their presence to witness their devotion to each other.
There is no question in my mind that Tawana will impact peoples’ lives around the world through her classic book, UNarmed But Dangerous. This warm, inspiring and incredible human spirit does so much with so little, that she challenges all of us to look within and realize how much more life has to offer if only we were willing to commit ourselves to do what is required to live a more significant life.
Tawana’s life example will inspire you to soar to new heights and to accomplish things that will literally amaze you. Although Tawana does not carry a gun or a knife, she is truly unarmed and dangerous because she uses the weapons of her faith in God and her unfailing commitment to serve His calling on her life, as we all should do. After reading this book your life will never be the same again. “Tawana the world is a better place because you showed up”!
Les Brown-Author of Live Your Dreams, It’s Not Over Until You Win and Up Thoughts For Downtimes. www.LesBrown.com
Hi Tawana, I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your book, "UNarmed But Dangerous." I took the book with me while in Montreal and there I had the opportunity to read it throughout its entirety. My thoughts after reading it are as follows: "What motivation and inspiration birthed through struggle, strength and survival. Tawana Williams' story is a true testament of the power of God and how HE strategically equips us with everything we need for our success and survival. "UNarmed But Dangerous" has the makings of an Academy award-winning movie. "Powerfully Riveting!" J.R.
A disabled Wilson woman is lobbying Congress, the Federal Aviation Administration and Gov. Mike Easley on a quest to have every U.S. airport install a family assistance restroom.
A word of warning to officials at the unequipped airports — Tawana Williams usually achieves what she wants. Despite being born without arms, Williams has learned to care for herself, built a successful public speaking career and raised a daughter.