Navigating Life After Girlhood
This book is one that is intergenerational, being far ahead of its time. It confronts traditions, and summons personal excellence from generations beyond. “Maximizing Her” has a unique relevance which will solidify its place in history. Lanisha interrogates the cone of normalcy around infidelity, confesses her resentment and personal frustrations around her family’s lack of generational wealth, speaks about the ambivalence of sisterhood as it pertains to female friendship, and reflects on the coping mechanisms that helped her recover after a confidence-crippling heartbreak. The beautifully written words arranged between these pages offer a cathartic release and leave the reader with an irresistible urge to manifest their destiny.
Thank you for this incredible peice of literature Lanisha! As a black millennial who grew up in a socio-economically disadvantaged neighborhood, I 100% identify with the frusterations outlined in the text. This is not only a necessary read but one that has tremendous power. Excellent!
Amazing Book! A MUST READ!
In High School Lanisha was one of my mentors, she helped me through many tough situations through my schooling as well as growing into a young woman in downtown Louisville. This book has given me more life conformation and has helped me in my continued journey! READ READ READ!!!
In her profound second book, entrepreneur and social activist Lanisha Porter unfolds her familial lineage to give insights on the woman she prays her daughter will become.
As an African-American girl who was raised in the west end of Louisville, the author’s own coming-of-age was fraught with challenges. The virtual opposite of everyone around her, Lanisha searched for a strong, powerful mother-figure to emulate seeing that her own mother had set the bar so low it could be crawled over. Knowing that tomorrow is not promised, Lanisha has provided this instruction manual that describes the woman her daughter should grow to be, in hopes that her daughter would have guidance in lieu of a mother should anything ever happen to her.
Continually encouraged by her father to be courageous and resilient, embrace her blackness, and work hard to be the powerful and intoxicating woman he knew she could be, Lanisha so elegantly pours all these values into “Maximizing Her”. Woman, man, son, or daughter will be blessed by the reading of this book. I strongly recommend that everyone drown in this deluge of distinction and enjoy the reading of “Maximizing Her”!