“There is no joy in settling.
You will spend the rest of your life wishing you would have made another choice, wondering what you should have done instead… and longing for what could have been something special, if only you had followed your heart.
And, yes. I can encourage you to use the worst times in your life to create the best blessings of your life, heal from the pain and trauma of a difficult past, and hustle like your life depends on it (because, well… it does.) Sit with me for about 3-7 minutes and I’ll get you totally hype about your life. That introduction was brought to you by: a girl from the projects who decided NOT to settle. Yup. Still me.
Who knew so much good could come from the hood?! (Well…God knew. That’s the homie) I make no huge claims. My life started in the projects with a 15 year old mom and a 16 year old dad. My grandmom raised me, my dad, my aunt and uncle- while working up to 3 jobs so that she could afford to pay her subsidized rent. At 10 years old, I set my first real goal: I wanted out of the hood.I decided that I was going to live a different kind of life. And I have.
I GRADUATED HIGH
SCHOOL + STARTED MY
FIRST BUSINESS (MAKEUP
BY NAKEIA) + EARNED A
DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY +
Started speaking to at-risk teens and adults + worked as a social worker (and in various human services positions, for more than 20+ years)
Started writings songs + became a mom + launched nakeiahomer.com + started mentoring women + started writing for creative business owners.
REALLY, I JUST SHARE MY STORY, IN THE HOPE THAT IF I TELL YOU ALL OF MY BUSINESS, YOU’LL LEARN SOMETHING FROM IT.
I’ve taken notes from all of the lessons I have learned from rejection, heartbreak, insecurity, being broke, finding my voice, building myself up, creating a business… and I share that, too. I want my struggle to be useful. I want you to be good.
Social worker, turned award-winning songwriter, turned inspirational writer, speaker, and mentor, Nakeia Homer has become the first person many aspiring women want to hear from every morning. She began using social media to deliver her morning peptalks, straight up advice, and gentle reminders after women started asking to hear from her more than just weekly at nakeiahomer.com.
Nakeia has been known for her encouraging words since she was just a young girl. And, in spite of the difficulties that came from being raised in the projects, without a traditional family unit, she has learned to use her words to encourage herself- and other women not to settle in life, love, or business/career.
Working as a copywriter, ghost writer, and consultant for creative business owners and influencers, Nakeia has drafted solid marketing content for UBER, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Target, Walmart, Sephora, PopSugar, Best Buy, Nike… to name a few. Known as your favorite blogger’s writer, her clients include some of the top influential lifestyle and beauty bloggers.
Just a girl from the projects who decided not to settle is a phrase Nakeia uses to share her story. She believes that behind every dope woman is a story only she can tell. As a writer, speaker, mentor, and writing consultant, Nakeia's story, her words and her hustle has made her a great resource for women. Her music has found its way to the top of the Billboard Charts, and her work as a victim’s advocate has helped hundreds of women, children, and families find safe havens and stability.
Based in Atlanta, GA, Nakeia Homer has become a master at turning life’s toughest lessons into blessings. She speaks and hosts inspiring conversations about goal setting, self-care, healing, women’s empowerment, and storytelling. When she is not putting her pen to paper, or her words in the atmosphere, she’s in the kitchen cooking something good to eat, getting lost in a good book, or binging on Law & Order episodes.