• I Bared My Chest

    21 Unstoppable Women Get NAKED!

  • About The Book

    Bold. Brave. Ballsy.

    What Happens When A Canadian Radio Host gets together with a Nigerian Actress, a Bisexual Jew, a Break-Up Coach, an American Thought Leader, An Indian Men’s Right Activist, A Religious Minister, An African American Brand Strategist, A Brazilian Law Professor, An African Single Mother of 21 Orphans…

     

    What happens when they team up with A Digital Transgender, A Teenage Author, A Divorced Media Queen, A Television Host, A Prolific ‘Lesbian Fiction’ Novelist, A Muslim Singer”, A Money Coach…and a CANCER Ridden South African Political Activist??? sure the list goes on‎…

     

    What do you think really happens when 21 Unstoppable Women get together?

     

    They dig for their VOICES and show the world how BOLD, BRAVE & BALLSY they are.

     

    That no matter where you grew up or what your life experiences have been thus far, you will find a connection to someone or some experience in this book that will give you the FREEDOM to soar.

     

    This is not one of those depressive preachy anthologies. It is not just another Chicken Soup for The Soul or a bunch of Women shouting, “Here Me Roar”.

     

    This is a deep personal conversation between each woman and YOU, as they get NAKED, strip their masks and reveal some of their most intimate secrets on finding their journey to self.

     

    A baring of one’s chest – A vulnerable, yet strong conversation of failure and wins, of family and career, of sex, love, prejudice and romance with money.

     

    This is an honest provocative book - that will remind you that no matter where you come from, or the hand the Universe has dealt you, you can always choose to gift yourself the freedom to be UNSTOPPABLE.

  • "WHAT WE DID WAS LINK OUR TWO BRANDS (NAKED) AND (UNSTOPPABLE) TOGETHER – TO CREATE A STRONG PLATFORM FOR TRANSFORMATION. WE THEN HANDPICKED & INVITED 19 OF THE MOST AMAZING WOMEN WE KNEW – WOULD BE BOLD ENOUGH TO DIG DEEP, BRAVE ENOUGH TO SHARE THEIR NAKED TRUTH & BALLSY ENOUGH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

    ALEX OKOROJI & FRANKIE PICASSO (Lead Authors)

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    Leading Voices and Masterminds of "I Bared My Chest"  

    Frankie Picasso and Alex Okoroji sit down for some real talk about the book, the movement and more on "Can We Talk" with Host, Myra Mcknight of Source Radio Nation. Enjoy!

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    Listen to the 21 Unstoppable Women from different continents, ages & diverse backgrounds, STRIP Down in their own ORIGINAL voices!

  • Meet The 21 Authors

    The Lead & Contributing Authors behind the Book

    Frankie Picasso

    CHAPTER 1 - Unstoppable

    Frankie Picasso is a Canadian Social Preneur, Talk Show Host, Artist and Champion for Change who has been transforming lives and influencing culture for the past 30 years. Frankie founded The Good Radio Network, a socially conscious radio platform as a vehicle for social impact and change. Professionally, she is a Certified Life, Business and Master Coach Trainer, Author, Artist, Activist and Philanthropist in training, whose Unstoppable Brand allows her to specialize in the Impossible! As a professional Social Impact Artist, Frankie’s paintings have been featured in the International Book of Contemporary Artists Volume 6 and her custom pet paintings help pay for Cleft Palate Surgery for Children. Frankie was recognized as one of the “50 Great Writers you should be Reading in 2015!” She is very proud of being a Huff post Contributor, acknowledged by The Women Rock Project, a member of the Evolutionary Business Council (EBC) and for sitting on the Women’s Economic Forum. A long time animal activist, Frankie is passionate about SAVING Animals worldwide and raising AWARENESS for the World Climate Project.

    Alex Okoroji

    CHAPTER 2 - Naked Is Not Covered Up

    Alex Okoroji is a Nigerian Actress, Writer, TV Personality, Talk Radio Host, Speaker, Author, & Thought Leader, ranked as one of the ‘Top 250 Most Influential Women Leaders‘ In The World by Richtopia and honored with a WEF Iconic Woman Award at the 2017 Annual Global Women Economic Forum (WEF) in India for creating a better world for all, the 2017 Peace Achievers Award as 'media Personality of the Year' and the prestigious Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador Award for her selfless service to humanity as an “Agent of Positive Change” in Nigeria. She has been featured in over 250 Media Platforms around the world, as an Advocate for EXPRESSION, and a Multi Platform Ambassador for Self Empowerment & Transformation – empowering people globally with The NAKED Philosophy . She is the CEO of The BRAG Media Company, Editor-in-Chief – BRAG! Magazine and President of THE BRAG Club. She is listed as one of 35 Personal Brands-To-Watch 2017 (The Global List), spotlighted as a 2015 Global Consciousness Raiser, a 2016 Guardian Woman, and a ‘Women Mentoring Women’s Mentor for IDEA BUILDERS GLOBAL INITIATIVE.

  • Maura Sweeney

    CHAPTER 3 - DANCING IN THE STREETS

    Maura Sweeney is a an Author, Podcaster,International Speaker and Huffington Post Blogger. She is also the Trademarked Ambassador of Happiness transforming her “Living Happy – Inside Out” mantra into a global voice. A popular media guest featured on NBC-TV, Britain’s BBC and over 100 outlets around the world, she lectures on Identity, Influence and Leadership. Passionate about people from every background, Maura inspires others to become their happiest and most authentic selves. Her insightful questions and personal stories unite and uplift, helping us see what’s best in ourselves — and others, too. Discover her Foundations of Happiness eCourse, an immersive, multi-media self-study for emotional intelligence.

    SharRon Jamison

    CHAPTER 4 - MIRROR

    SharRon Jamison is For over 25 years, has passionately encouraged people to transform their lives physically, emotionally and spiritually. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia and a Masters of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity degree at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the Founder & CEO of THE JAMISON GROUP, a passionate speaker, seasoned facilitator, an empathetic life coach, a business professional, a certified personal trainer, a licensed minister, a proud mother, and the author of 3 books, I Can Depend on Me, I Have Learned A Few Things and The Strength of My Soul: Stories of Sisterhood, Triumph and Inspiration.

    Suzie Carr

    CHAPTER 5 - STANDING OUTSIDE THE FIRE

    Suzie Carr is a contemporary best selling novelist, writing coach, and avid blogger. She has written ten lesbian fiction novels, two non-fiction how-to books, and produced a video course for writers. Her novel, Sandcastles, placed as a Runner Up in the 2015 Rainbow Book Awards for Best Contemporary Lesbian General Fiction and for Best Lesbian Book and was nominated for a Goldie award in the Lesbian General Fiction category. Additionally, her novel “Staying True” received an Honorable Mention in the 2013 Rainbow Book Awards for Best Lesbian Romance. All ten of her novels were best sellers on Amazon, with her latest, “The Dance”,remaining in the top 20 for Lesbian Romance for three months following its release.

    Jyoti Tiwari

    CHAPTER 6 -

    AND SHE LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER

    Jyoti Tiwari is a men's right activist, bestselling author of the book “ANUURAG“, and relationship coach who once headed the Delhi Centre of Confidare Communiity Center for Men. She is a prominent proponent of men’s welfare and was a research analyst at Confidare Research. She has vast experience of dealing with media as she previously worked with All India Radio. Jyoti has worked towards sensitizing MPs and MLAs about men’s issues and problems. She is a blogger and a citizen journalist. She has also appeared in various TV debates and programs voicing concerns of men. She has also spoken to thousands of victimized men, listens to their problems and helps them stabilize in crisis situations. She has also co-authored research reports to Government Of India and has appeared on international radio shows as well, for creating awareness about the issues that men go through.”

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    Sandra Beck

    CHAPTER 7 - FAILING FORWARD IS FUN

    Sandra Beck is the president of Motherhood Incorporated. As an Author, Coach, Speaker, Radio Host, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Sandra is as successful as she is busy. She has created a virtual empire of successful companies entirely staffed, managed and implemented using a host of virtual assistants and on-line resources. Sandra Beck is a powerful voice in the Social Media Arena as a popular Internet Brand Strategist. Sandra Beck is currently the host of four live weekly one-hour Radio Shows produced by Global Broadcasting Networks and available at Toginet.com and Itunes. An active contributor and participant in many charities, Sandra Beck strives to make the world a better place for today’s and our future’s children.

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    Vaneese Johnson

    CHAPTER 8 - JOURNEY TO BOLDNESS

    Vaneese Johnson The Boldness Coach™, is an Award Winning Global Speaker, Certified Career Management Coach and Personal Brand Strategist. She helps emerging women leaders to be bold in their approach to amplify their brand presence, grow their careers and make a purposeful impact in the world! She teaches and empowers through her proprietary success fundamentals of Branding Out Loud Daily (BOLD), Building in Your Gifts (BIG) and being Branded and Distinctive (BAD) to accentuate their professional presence with authenticity and authority. Her strategic process allows clients to better connect their talents, skills and values across diverse groups and industries, resulting in relevant, high-impact engagement.

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    Felice Cohen

    CHAPTER 9 - WORKING GIRL

    Felice Cohen is the award winning author of “What Papa Told Me,” a memoir about her grandfather’s life before, during and after the Holocaust. WPTM has been endorsed by Elie Wiesel, translated into Polish and sold over 30,000 copies around the world. Felice’s newest book, “90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (…or more)” came about after a YouTube video of her 90-square-foot Manhattan studio went viral with over 17 million views. The book has won two awards for Best Self-help Books. 90 Lessons is self-help book motivating others to “live large” in any sized space. Felice has been featured around the world. She writes the blog “Living Large in Any Space” and has been a professional organizer for 20 years..

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    Azeezat Allen

    CHAPTER 10 - GREATEST LOVE OF ALL

    Azeezat Allen is popularly called the 'Queen of Love' is a Singer, Songwriter who is known to have paved way for contemporary female artistes in Nigeria at the turn of the century. She just didn’t enthral millions of music lovers with her sonorous voice, she also left fans in awe of her unique Avant Garde hairstyles. Presently she publishes Hair'volution magazine, topmost hair magazine in Nigeria; she is CEO Network Tentacles, a most effective online communications tool in Nigeria; also she is the only female Director at the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON).She still finds time to write and record songs, and is about to release a new single titled 'Life Begins at Forty'.

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    Yvonne Heath

    CHAPTER 11 - THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

    Yvonne Heath is a nurse since 1988, who has worked in Canada and the US, in every department from the emergency room and obstetrics, to chemotherapy, palliative care and hospice. She witnessed society’s death phobia and how it causes excessive suffering. Being ill-prepared herself and presiding over more than 100 deaths, she suffered too. At age 50, she took a leap of faith and left her career to write a book entitled Love Your Life to Death, become an Inspirational Speaker and TV Host. She delivers her message with heart and humour. Her new purpose? To empower communities and professionals to live life to the fullest, learn to grieve and support others, and have “The Talk” about end of life… long before it arrives.

    Dianne Lang

    CHAPTER 12 -

    SAVING MANDELA'S CHILDREN

    Dianne Lang is one of the most prolific and outspoken Human Rights Activist in South Africa today, and has been the recipient of no less than 6 Humanitarian Awards including the “Clarins Eau Dynamisante Woman of the Year 2004“, Top 100 women of SA award 2005, and the coveted South African Hero Award 2006. Just like Africa itself, Dianne is a study in contrasts. Armed with an Honour’s degree in Psychology, a BA in Philosophy and Psychology. Dianne Lang is the author of “Saving Mandela’s Children’, a true and harrowing account of events that transpired during two of the most traumatic and invigorating years of her life. starting with three very ill young African children left on her doorstep, dying of AIDS and in great need of food, shelter and love. It ended with Dianne fleeing for her life, turning to England for exile.

    Mary Giuffre

    CHAPTER 13 - HEART OF GOLD

    Mary Giuffre is an internationally recognized creative TV Producer, Director, Editor, Author & now President of inspirtainment inc specializing in inspirational story telling. With credits covering television, animation and promotion, Mary’s career has allowed her to work alongside high profile broadcasters and personalities in Canada and the US. She names the late Jim Henson as the person who most influenced her career path, when she was privileged to collaborate with him on promotion for his Fraggle Rock series. Most recently she’s written and published two, international award-winning children’s books, Scribble & Grin: 53 Rhymes for Inspiring Times and Angel in a Dog Suit. Passionate about transforming injustice, Mary is also the co-founder of Ruby’s Legacy, a non-profit organization created to educate families about the horrors of puppy mills and to encourage people to stop the cycle of abuse which affects both humans and animal

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    Isamar Carrillo Masso

    CHAPTER 14 - GATTACA

    Isamar Carrillo Masso has been a teacher and an advocate for women’s rights in Venezuela, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Oman, Kuwait, and the UK. She started the Women’s Society at Bangor University with Jennifer Krase, and they brought Take Back the Night to North Wales. Her work on video games studies and women’s studies has been published in journals, conference proceedings and book chapters, and opened a conversation on the portrayal of women in media. She has also been an active advocate for the rights of mental health patients in the UK, and has published work in this area. Isamar is gender queer and bisexual, and participates in advocacy events for LGBTQ rights. She is married to a Muslim man and they live in harmony in the UK, where they run a research and development company for medical devices, trying to change the life of people living with diabetes.

    Malaika Gilani

    CHAPTER 15 - UNTOLD JOURNEYS

    She is a 16 year old high school student who is a passionate fan of the written word. She has been writing stories for as long as she can remember and has already published one book title, Untold Journeys. She will be graduating high school this year and will be off to University in the fall of 2017. She arrived in Melbourne, Australia in 2012, and lives with her at home Mom,Physician Dad along with her twin brother and two other sisters, one older and one younger. She is a proud Muslim, a Pakistani Citizen who loves to travel with her family, enjoys playing Badminton and watching Soccer and Cricket. She loves reading, photography, eating, and EATING again. Malaika is fluent in Urdu, Hindi, English, Auslan and can also read French and Arabic and understand them to a minor extent.

    Michelle Emson

    CHAPTER 16 - MY STORY ISN'T OVER

    Michelle Emson is a an entrepreneur, LBGTI human rights activist, keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and documentary filmmaker. An openly out transgender woman,Michelle is currently living in Ontario, Canada. A mental health survivor, Michelle lives with bipolar II disorder which was misdiagnosed, & mistreated, for over twenty years. She now advocates to “End the Stigma” around mental health and shares her story to raise awareness. Her second “Transgender Life in Slovenia(2016)” won Best Film at the Ljubljana Int’l LGBTI Film Festival. Michelle owns and operates Sanctuary Studios Inc,a social enterprise that provides web design & marketing service to its clients, conducts activism and filmmaking, whilst seeking to employ talented trans* identified people unable to secure employment due to discrimination, fear, and prejudice. Michelle has been selected as a Finalist for the 2017 Mompreneurs® Momentum Award in Canada.

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    Devi Nina Bingham

    CHAPTER 17 - ONCE THE STORM IS OVER

    Devi Nina is an Award Winning Author, Life Coach, and also a Clinical Hypnotherapist with 3 academic degrees. Her award-winning book, “Once The Storm Is Over” is the story of her journey through the grief of losing her teen daughter who took her own life in 2013. She has been featured in print interviews by international magazines (Australia, UK, Africa), as well as in the United States. Her company is Your Guru For Life, and her hope is that readers will achieve more fulfilment & enlightenment because of her writing. She is the author of 5 books, and will be publishing others in 2018 and will be premiering a brand new radio show, The Angel Counselor, on Charlotteview.net. Nina also authors her personal blog.

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    Sherry Brier

    CHAPTER 18 - QUEST FOR FREEDOM

    Sherry Brier is a lifelong successful entrepreneur who is passionate about inspiring women to reach their highest potential. She is founder & director of Women Rock Project, the world’s largest online video library of women’s wisdom to inspire, educate, and motivate. Her vision is to make Women Rock Project™ a destination for women around the globe. In her desire to inspire and teach other women to pursue their own creative paths, she founded and directs Inner Rhythm Movement Arts Institute. She is the author of Doorway to Ecstasy: A Dancer’s Initiation, a book about her 30 years teaching, performing, and directing two dance companies.

    Adriana Gavazzoni

    CHAPTER 19 - EVERYBODY HURTS

    Adriana Gavazzoni is definitely what one might consider triple threat. This Brazilian lawyer who speaks 4 languages fluently, is also a law professor, and award winning author who has published books on 2 continents, in fiction and non fiction categories. Her book on the law was published in Brazil, and her two psychological erotic thrillers were both published in the United StatesHer first novel, Behind The Door, won The Golden Book Award, 2017 Reader’s choice, The Book Excellence Award, 2017 for Best Erotica, in addition to receiving honorable mention at The Paris Book Festival, 2017, and wild card and honorable mention at The Reader’s Favorite, 2017 in the best mystery category. Adriana works hard to raise funds for Hogar de Niños, which is a charitable institution for abused children in Paraguay, a neighboring country of Brazil. She believes in giving children a better future, regardless of their pasts.

    Chelsea Leigh Trescott

    CHAPTER 20 - BREAK UPWARD

    Chelsea Leigh Trescott is the founder of Breakupward™- a movement encouraging men and women to use heartbreak and setbacks as an opportunity to launch themselves to a greater level, both emotionally, mentally, professionally and in partnership. Trained and certified in solution focused life coaching, Chelsea’ career as a Breakup Coach means she is recognized as the ‘go to guide’ for reframing heartbreak into empowerment for her clients. In addition to coaching, she is a relationship advice columnist with The Huffington Post. Her personal essays have been featured by Thought Catalog in three books, "You Do You", "#Blessed", and "We Should Go Out Sometime". Serving as a Mogul Influencer, Chelsea is also the creator of “Thank You, Heartbreak”a series that spotlights various creatives who attribute their professional reinvention to heartbreak.

    Luci Mcmonagle

    CHAPTER 21 - MANIFESTING MONEY

    Luci Mcmonagle is a top influencer, transformational leader and Best-Selling Author who has transformed her poverty stricken childhood that was filled with tragedy into a life of abundance, wealth and happiness. Despite all odds, Luci has risen to become a highly sought after Abundance Breakthrough Coach and Speaker that hosts the renowned Wealthy Wednesday Show. Luci learned how to claim her true inner power and empowers women entrepreneurs on how to live life on their own terms, while having more money, more freedom and more joy. She is also known for bringing miracles and magic to her clients’ life.

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    “Our Mission is to create a movement for FREEDOM. The freedom to be who you are and accept others the way they are. Our mission is to use the I BARED MY CHEST Book to IMPACT and inspire both Men and Women, Young and Old, Black, White, African or of any other race, religion or status to have a voice, embrace their Truths and use it as an inner source to keep succeeding at life .

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