“I seldom think about my limitations because I’m focused on my possibilities!” Tawana Williams
From the shadows of obscurity and the anguish of disability, Tawana Williams was a victim of brutal medical negligence; due to the drug Thalidomide that was given to her mother during pregnancy. Born without arms and impaired use of her legs, her compelling life story unfolds her will to survive the anguish of physical defect and the shame of abuse and isolation. Unable to fight with human hands, she fought in spirit and yet lives to stand through the grace and courage of God, “UNarmed But Dangerous.”
Faced with many challenges and obstacles that most people take for granted, Tawana has figured out a way to do some of life’s simplest things such as; eating, cleaning, typing and being self sufficient. These tasks seemed monumental, yet her resolute determination transcended self-pity. She endured years of physical pain, emotional scars and the rejection of family members and peers. She withstood childhood only by the strength of a mother’s love.
Tawana was born to a mother that told her “there was nothing that she could not do,” she also had a Grandma Rogers that told her at the age of 4-1/2 years old, “she didn’t need arms because God didn’t give them to her and nothing was missing, if you don’t have it, you don’t need it!” Those words have resonated through her soul…Tawana has always been a fighter and will challenge you to do more in your life.
Through the onslaught of adolescent peer pressure, Tawana became ensnared and locked for a decade in the bondage of drug use and abusive relationships. “UNarmed But Dangerous” unfolds her walk through the midst of the most severe trials imaginable, as the gentle hand of God wipes away every tear and gives peace to every unanswered question. Her story is sure to give healing to the most broken hearted; flight to the broken wing and life to the lifeless dreams.
Without excuses, without complaints, this honest gripping portrayal of the intimate struggles of Tawana’s journey gives evidence of the Armor of God to sustain us and His power to restore our broken past, piece by piece.
Tawana has three sisters, two half sisters, one step brother, one step sister, one daughter named April, three grand boys and two step daughters. She was married on December 25, 1991 to her childhood sweetheart and friend ‘Toby.’ They’ve been friends since she was six and he was twelve; what a Blessing from God!
Tawana ad her husband ‘Toby’ have been speaking and traveling throughout this country since 1996, to churches, schools, prisons, day cares, nursing homes, drug rehab centers, veterans associations, colleges, universities, sororities, fraternities, organizations and corporations, mostly free of charge. She gives such a powerful, enlightening & uplifting Message of Hope, Help & Inspiration every time she speaks!
As a wife, mother, Entrepreneur, TV Personality, Businesswoman, Advocate, Artist, Mentor, Talk Show Host, Executive Producer, Co-Producer, Businesswoman, Humanitarian & CEO, she has mastered her life in so many ways that we ought to be ashamed of ourselves for living defeated lives when we have everything we need… She’s an Internationally acclaimed Les Brown Platinum Motivational Speaker and Author, her story displays the Power of God’s spirit to birth destiny from despair. If you’ve ever asked the question, why me? If you’ve ever known devastating loss, be equipped and transformed as you embark on this remarkable voyage of one Extraordinary Servant from the paralysis of victimization, to warrior triumphant. Her compelling story is one of triumph, perseverance and determination. She’s overcome many challenges in life and has never let her disability stop her. Tawana has many gifts and accomplishments.
She’s the Author of seven books including her Classic Book “UNarmed But Dangerous”-The Tawana Williams Story of Relentless Struggle and Ultimate Victory! This book is her personal testimony and will be featured as her Debut Movie “Eagle Without Wings” in Theaters coming soon. Tawana is the CEO of Tawana Williams Outreach, Inc. a Non for Profit 501 (c) (3) Organization that was established in 2002.
She’s an empowering effective communicator that teaches Prosperity Principals, Systems, Strategies and Tips to help you reach your goals.
Tawana has been challenged all of her life and she knows how to adapt in difficult situations. She has overcome many obstacles in life; she was gang raped during a home invasion, raped by her step father, addicted to crack and cocaine for 10 years and other challenges too but she’s never let anything or anyone stop her.
Tawana is so Determined to Win, that Quitting has Never been an option.
On November 27, 2011 she suffered a Stroke/Mind Interruption, she had some memory loss but there where No physical affects of a stroke and because Tawana stayed focused, she conquered that too; which compelled her to write her fifth book “Mind Interrupted”-Experiencing Technical Difficulties. With her strength and tenacious spirit she never gave up on her passion to speak and her purpose to live; Tawana started speaking again two months after the interruption. Today, she continues to remain “UNarmed But Dangerous,” in her mind, her spirit and in her life.
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 television programs. She’s been interviewed by Oprah’s Producers twice by telephone. Her story has been told in numerous National and Regional Magazines, such as ‘Homes of Color,’ ‘Hope For Woman’ and ‘Epitome,’ just to name a few! She’s the Former Spokesperson for The Agape Gospel Academy in Atlanta, Georgia from 2008-2011.
Today, Tawana is “The HOPE Coach” and she’s teaching others around the world how to live with “No More Excuses!”
Her dreams are to create and host her own Talk Show, Motivational Reality Show, Executive Produce her Documentary and Co-Produce her Debut Movie “Eagle Without Wings” and continue her Humanitarian efforts to help others around the world…
Tawana resides in Wilson, North Carolina with her husband ‘Toby,’ their daughter April and 3 grand sons…Jalen, Noah & Anthony!
Tawana’s Mission is to give Hope, Help and Inspiration to those facing adversities and challenges, while positively impacting and empowering their lives with practical methods, information and guidance to achieve their fullest potential; no matter their race, age, gender, religion, disability, background or financial circumstances.
“Challenges come to make you stronger; that’s your strength!”