Beauty Reborn Righteous
I was born Terry Roteshra Rhodes but this was not correct. I don't know what the deal was with my mom and dad but they had it wrong from the start.
After a life of heartache and confusion, being neglected and ignored, I'm just now halfway through life and I'm finding my way and living on my own terms. My given name is not who I am at all. As a matter of fact that person is dead to me. I say this out of love for the woman, wife, and mother I am today.
My name is Jamila Carr-Bankston but everyone calls me Jamilah Renae. It means beauty reborn. I'm married, we have 10 beautiful children, and a dog named Shadow. I've been writing short stories and poetry since I was a small child. I was often left alone so poetry was all I had to keep me sane.
I did experience some child abuse, sexual and physical but it didn't break me and I forgive all parties involved. As I grew up people reached out to me online to tell me how my words inspired them and it touched my heart to know I could be a voice for the voiceless so after losing my oldest child's father and my grandmother in 2003 I found myself getting published and officially forming Montau Media Publishing in the year 2012.
Since 2003 I've published 3 books of poetry and recorded 1 poetry CD. I'm currently running a spoken word radio station and 24/7 spoken word streaming channel called The FreeVerse Network. I hold no hate in my heart because I love Yahweh so thank you for visiting me and supporting what I do. I spit it how I lived it, raw and uncut, peace.