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The Mango Girl Perseverance Empowerment Project
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From a very young age, Dr. Ava Eagle Brown learned the life lessons of perseverance and survival. In “The Mango Girl”is the courageous story of growing up in one of the poorest areas of Jamaica. Ava’s determination and courage gave rise to her belief that she was destined for more than her community could offer. The expected and ingrained recreational activities of sex, raising babies and going to the farm were not enough for this young girl. She taught herself fortitude, enough to forge a very different path than the one expected of her.

Ava’s story starts in an area of high deprivation, even by rural Jamaica’s standards, where the need to find food often won over school attendance.

Her journey through her adolescent years was dominated by the dark shadows of incest, homelessness, violence and sexual abuse. Ava's life took an entirely different path when the event of being held and raped at gunpoint in front of her 3-year-old daughter finally pushed her to flee her home country to save her sanity. She describes it as being ejected from her OWN DNA.

Resilience and love for her native country allowed Ava to see all her harsh and disappointing experiences as mere stepping stones to becoming a strong and self-reliant woman; a woman who is capable of helping our society to break the cycle of poverty and its effects.

The Mango Girl - Global Empowerment Project and Book Tour

This book was written and Ava now lives a life of purpose and passion to impact lives, awaken individuals young and old, and cause shifts that create change for women and girls to live a more empowered life.

This crowdfunding campaign is Ava’s quest to share her message through her book and continue her work to help heal others, from her own unique perspective … a Jamaican Black Woman who survived and whose story is going to be told through film.

Ava’s life and her unyielding belief in having a better life for herself and her daughter propelled her to author this undeniable best-selling book. To let her story be known and bring the message of perseverance, resilience and love to women and girls around the world, Ava has launched this crowdfunding campaign to cover the cost of her Global Empowerment Project and Book Tour.

We are asking for your heart, your help spreading the word,

and your contributions

as we share Ava’s life journey through her book,

“The Mango Girl”.

When you contribute to the campaign, you will receive a copy of The Mango Girl book.

Contributing at a higher level, you will receive multiple copies to give away to family and friends or share as a group reading and discussion project. Read the book individually, or as a group project where you can share your insights, the things that impacted you, and the things you can possibly relate to in your own life.

Through reading Ava’s story, you will experience her triumphs, setbacks, and trials. The Mango Girl will break your heart, and it will make you smile. Be prepared for a rollercoaster ride that evokes a wide range of emotions, breaking and healing your heart with Ava’s tale, and that will undoubtedly Motivate, Inspire, and Fuel a desire for change. It will open your heart, strengthen your mind and give power to your voice to break the cycle of negativity, poverty and abuse that may be a part of your own life, allowing you to command the desires of your heart.

Be a part of the Perseverance Empowerment Project and Global Book Tour, as Ava shares her story to inspire and empower women and girls all around the world. Become a contributor Today.

Through our campaign we are intentionally creating opportunities for groups of women and girls to experience the passion and power that Ava shares about her journey in life. The funds we raise will cover the global tour coming to cities like London, Birmingham, Nottingham ,Manchester  Toronto, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Panama City, Montego Bay, Bridgetown Capital City of Barbados, Dallas, Los Angeles, Sydney, Tokyo, and possibly more. Some of the reward levels include having Ava come to speak and sign books for your group, Church, company, or organization.

The Perseverance Empowerment Project and Global Book Tourwill give you the opportunity to:

  • hear Ava speak, telling parts of her story that will bring you to tears, and other parts that will impact and inspire you,
  • meet her in person as she signs your book,
  • be a part of the tour event that includes a discussion time where Ava will answer questions from the audience about the things that may be impacting you, giving you the chance to decide what might change to improve and enhance your life.

 

“The Answer Project” Additionally, during the campaign, Dr. Ava will be collecting unpublished short-story manuscripts from contributors (females of all ages) who feel they have a story to share. She will be producing an anthology of short stories in her upcoming book

 

“Perseverance and Resilience

Are the Answer to the Question - HOW?

How do I survive? How do I thrive? How do I make a difference?”

 

This new book project … “The Answer Project”will be one or a series of books containing compelling stories written to help heal and free women and girls of the pain that life may have them under. These will also be stories from those who are survivors, living free and who want to share their story. These stories will be a stepping stone for some to walk out of the life they may have been experiencing and into the light of a new day filled with hope and promise.

Dr. Ava’s desire is to live her legacy and to leave a legacy for those who come after her, inspiring those who are walking this journey with her to ‘Keep Walking’. Keep moving forward. Keep seeing your best life is ahead of you and we want your story in this book project.

Being a part of “The Answer Project” means, you can become a published author and begin to open the portals to living your own legacy life.

Simply make a contribution and submit your manuscript.

NOTE:   All manuscripts will go though a selection process for publication eligibility. Manuscript submission guidelines must be followed to qualify as an entry. All manuscripts must be submitted via email, with a copy of your contribution or purchase receipt for your book. If your book was a gift or obtained as part of a crowdfunding campaign group of books, you must complete and submit a gift receipt.

All entries must be received by no later than 11:59pm EST on Friday, August 31, 2018 at the following email address:   submission@themangogirl.com  

Authors whose manuscripts are selected to be a part of the upcoming book, will be notified by email by October 15, 2018. We anticipate the book release in time for Holiday promotions.

If you are in an abusive or harmful situation and you need direct help now, please let us know and we will direct you to resources we believe will be able to help. We will make every attempt to help and we will look forward to your participation and commitment to receiving that help.

This empowerment project is for women of all races, ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds. While this is a story of a Jamaican woman, it’s a story of many women.

We want to help you to find a way up and out, into the hope of a new day. We want to help you find a way to believe in yourself and to find your power within.

Contribute today and help us help others.

BECOME A SPONSOR

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The opportunities through Sponsorship are tremendous, from news recognition to millions of women, hosting a tour stop, Red Carpet and Movie Premier partnering. Take a look and find a fit for your organization. We will make it happen.

To our women ... moms, grandmoms, sisters, aunties and friends ... Whether it’s you, someone you know or someone you don’t know who is ready for a shift in life, your contribution matters, as does every woman or girl we will be able to help. Please make your contribution now.

We are making a special appeal to professional women and women entrepreneurs to support us in this global effort. Your help is more than a statement of caring, it is the action that will help women to learn this story and the stories of others, to inspire and empower them, and you, to make a better life for themselves and their families. When women's lives heal, it changes the energy of families, communities, and workplaces.

 

Thank you!

Dr. Ava Eagle Brown

and

The Mango Girl Empowerment Project Team

 

IN THE NEWS ...

I am very excited to announce that I've engaged an international production company, based in the US, to turn my script, based on my book, into a feature film. I brought them on as a partner and I still own the rights to the movie. I'm excited to share that has agreed to help package and distribute the film in North American. European distribution is being taken care of by another firm, which I am excited to partner with.

This movie project is intended to bring a new dimension of understanding to men and women that women and girls will no longer take the abuse, terror and trauma of treatment that is not warranted or right. My book tour gets the conversation started. The movie takes the conversation to another level. [See Movie Synopsis Below]

Thank you all for your generous contributions and for your untiring support. I and my team appreciate you immensely.

 

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING About Dr. Ava Eagle Brown

- This is what Audreia Josephs had to say ...

 

“THE MANGO GIRL” – SYNOPSIS

In 1977, Susan Brown is visiting the post office in St George’s Valley, Jamaica when her waters break; Ava is born in a corner of the room. Life will never be easy for the baby, born into an impoverished fatherless family. By the age of seven she is selling handpicked mangoes in the market to supplement the family income. Street wise yet craving knowledge from books, Ava is taken in by her Father, Dave and his girlfriend, Sarah where she can attend a better school in St Elizabeth. Ava overcomes many hurdles and passes her school exams, only to be abused by her Father whilst Sarah is out. Sarah evicts Dave but Ava isabused again, this time by Sarah’s “friends”, forcing her to live elsewhere.

Ava gains a place at college, makes lasting friends and meets her first love, Tobore who marries her and fathers their baby, Jasmine. As Ava prospers, Tobore’s reluctance to be a house husband drives a wedge between them,despite Ava’s sister, Kem, acting as child minder. Their dream home iscompleted but the couple are distanced and, with Tobore away, Ava is viscously raped. This proves the final straw and Ava plans a new life, in London, away from her terrible emotional scars. Escape from the past is no guarantee for happiness in the future and London proves hostile in many ways, notably financially and racially; her personal goals impeded by both. Jobs come and go, family members pass away and so the struggle continues but Ava remains resilient, despite being constantly challenged by hostility. Jasmine’s illness ismet with indifference by Tobore and Ava finally draws a line under the marriage; time to move on once again.

Ava progresses against the odds, meets Rafel, bears him a child, Mikhel and they marry but her dream continues to be impeded, stalling success in an unequal world. Rafel obtains a visa, the inevitability being Ava has exhausted her use to him. Once again she picks up the pieces. She becomes the subject of a“personal development assignment” which is picked up by the Financial Times and the Voice, finally giving her a platform to publicly comment on the plight of the persecuted; now they listen!

Dr. Ava Eagle Brown is an author, teacher, life and business coach, international inspirational speaker and motivator, helping people throw off their shackles, fears and reservations. “The Mango Girl” is a portrayal of Ava’s journey against incredible odds.

© THE MANGO GIRL FILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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An Awakened Spirit is one who awakens the spirit of others. Your get a huge Thank You and “DAILY INSPIRATION: 365 Quotes of Daily Medicine for the Mind, Body and Spirit” downloadable and 1 Book shipped directly to your door so you can have The Mango Girl story as part of your personal library of books. [Shipping is Additional]
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