The room becomes quiet. After numerous attendees are moved to share past hurts, reflect on the experiences that define who each of us are, and how we can become better the room quickly changes from strangers in the same restaurant into a group of friends
We are at Mot & Ed's on Madison in mid-town Memphis on a rainy fall October evening to celebrate my friend, Leeah Vickers, book release. She wrote a beautiful book of soul searching poetry, Free To Fly.
Leeah talks to the crowd, a mixture of family, friends, and fellow Soul Speakers, with familiarity. She is a genuine person, a caring individual, a woman who has overcome hurt, pain, and anger to appreciate how the life lessons have shaped her into the person she is now.
I absolutely commend Leeah on her ability to be brutally honest about herself. It is not often a person will stand in front of a crowd to expose their vulnerabilities and deepest secrets. She has set herself Free to Fly.
|Tears of joy are shared at Leeah's journey.|
|Leeah Vickers making a point.|
|Leeah Vickers speaking to the crowd,|
|Leeah reads a love poem to Andrew.|
|The attention of Leeah and the room completely captured by Yubu's angelic voice. Live performances are held weekly on Tuesday evenings for Soul Speak at Mot & Ed's.|