DeAndra Dycus is a native to Indianapolis, IN. She is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, transformation coach, author and national gun safety advocate.
DeAndra is most known for her gun violence advocacy work, stating that if her son can fight his way back to life, so can she. She has done just that! Ms. Dycus has spoken out against gun violence alongside Nancy Pelosi and John Lewis. She was invited to the White House as a guest of President Obama, to take part in his plans to take executive action on gun safety. She has worked with Congresswomen Lucy Mcbath and spoken in press conferences with Senator Murphy and many other congressional leaders who are fighting for gun safety.
This wife, mother, and entrepreneur has no plans on stopping. Her journey continues as she launches into coaching and workshops. She continues to be a standout businesswoman. Her workshops include advocacy, self- care, and the power behind sharing your story. "My mission is to create a safe space and atmosphere for women who are in need of encouragement, healing, and support because God has given me a special dose of strength to assist and serve women in painful situations. I too have experienced sorrow, pain, and despair but have made it through by faith and resiliency. I want to share what I have learned throughout my journey."
Beautiful Resilience: Stories of Inspiration on Living Through a Mother's Grief
2021 AMERICAN BOOKFEST BEST BOOK AWARDS FINALIST - ANTHOLOGIES/NONFICTION
DeAndra Dycus Tisa Whack
Valeria Horton Stephanie Stone
Thomasena Colbert Olga Williams
Falisha Curlin Walker Julvonnia McDowell
Wendy McIntosh Pamela Wooden
Have you ever had a traumatic experience that hurt you to the core, impacted your very existence and forced you into a journey of grief that you had to deal with for the rest of your life? Grab a seat by the fire, the pool, or just curl up on the couch and join these amazing women who have been thrust into a journey of “Beautiful Resilience”. Each is a mother who experienced heartbreaking loss. In the midst of their loss, these triumphant women have found strength and resilience in spite of their pain.
As you turn the pages, you will find yourself on a journey with each individual mother, getting to know their hearts as they pour out their truths on how they are navigating their grief journey. Each story is very different, and yet, they each have a common thread - their resilience. As you experience each story, know that you may experience many emotions, yet you will be blessed and can see that anyone who has had a similar experience can overcome and persevere, with the help of God. These stories are heart-wrenching but you will be blessed in knowing you are not alone on your journey of grief and you can use these stories to equip yourself with the tools you need to navigate your journey with women who have experienced the loss of a child or who has had their child's life altered.