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I've savored each flower and appreciate the spectacular array of colors they bring to my life. Some fragrances were pungent, some subtle, some sweet; some lingered unabated and others faded quickly with a passing breeze. All together they've been beautiful and each has impacted my life in its own way. I love the bouquet decorating my life and appreciate the mélange that has enriched my soul!


Although I was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, I was raised in New York, primarily in the Bronx. My fondest memories are of summers spent in Louisiana fishing with my paternal grandmother and block parties in the Bronx spent dancing to music spun by D.J.s as they rapped lyrics born of our experience.

My journey has been an adventure. Being a free-spirit, I’ve held more positions than I care to recall and have lived in four different states so far. In addition to being a licensed minister, I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government/Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and an MBA in finance from Long Island University, Graduate School of Business in Brooklyn, New York.

I have six beautiful children, five boys and one girl, including two sons with special-needs (Autism & Down syndrome). On January 18, 2014, I was also blessed with my first grandchild, Isaiah. They’ve all taught me the meaning of love and sacrifice and have given me a renewed appreciation for alone time and quiet.

On April 8, 2009, at the age of 48, I suffered ma heart-attack despite being in excellent health and having no known risk factors. It was at that time I decided to live my life and pursue my passion for writing without reservation. And so I am.

My premier book
,"Beauty, Poetry & Flow: Birthed in Travail" chronicles my  a point of trauma in poetry form. I invite you to get a copy today!

Birth Place: Shreveport, LA USA


Beauty, Poetry & Flow...Birthed in Travail by Shirley Beauty Houston
This book chronicles my life from childhood trauma to triumphant rediscovery and reintroduction of my revived, authentic self....

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 by Shirley Beauty Houston
The rhythm of the ocean and serenity of solitude reminds me of the importance of celebrating the craft of poetry for its own sake...

 by Shirley Beauty Houston
A woman declares her independence after years of living the life someone else chose for her...

I am Beauty
 by Shirley Beauty Houston
Releasing poetry into the atmosphere through the spoken word allows it to permeate the ear, eyes and soul of the audience. I spit it real!...

The Lotus
 by Shirley Beauty Houston
Purity brings beauty to the most squalor of conditions...

One Flesh
 by Shirley Beauty Houston
Venturing back to the first man and woman whom came from his rib...

 by Shirley Beauty Houston
A fantasy trip with light...

 by Shirley Beauty Houston
He is a beautiful addiction...

Sometimes I Fly
 by Shirley Beauty Houston
Healing from physical and emotional trauma is a difficult process...

 by Shirley Beauty Houston
Sleep is irresistible to the weary...

 by Shirley Beauty Houston
There is redemption and healing for those who are abused; their anointing has not been lost...

 by Shirley Beauty Houston
Love does not always last...

Essential Oil
 by Shirley Beauty Houston
The actions of a beautiful soul resound in the atmosphere forever...

 by Shirley Beauty Houston
In the middle of her ecstatic flight, her lover rescinds his heart...

The Poets Call
 by Shirley Beauty Houston
The gift is meant to bless others;It's an anointing...

Through the Fire
 by Shirley Beauty Houston
Sometimes going through trials beautifies the soul...

 by Shirley Beauty Houston
Hurt will negatively affect even the optimists'ability to maintain a sense of wonder at the world....

 by Shirley Beauty Houston
Healing is a process aided by the flow of tears...

My Beloved Sons
 by Shirley Beauty Houston
Systematic racism, inequality & stereotypes though prevalent will never stop a mother's protective posture!...

 by Shirley Beauty Houston
The artist's creative passions consume her mind...

Love Me
 by Shirley Beauty Houston
An invitation to love someone in all her humanity...

Anoint Me
 by Shirley Beauty Houston
Sometimes we have to reevaluate, step back and do a better job of loving someone...

 by Shirley Beauty Houston
"When the path your walking to your dreams becomes blocked, change directions not the dream!"...

Emancipate my Soul
 by Shirley Beauty Houston
If you can penetrate the protective walls around a woman's heart, you'll have her love...

A Passageway
 by Shirley Beauty Houston
The Future Looks Brilliant...

Travail's Gift
 by Shirley Beauty Houston
Travail isn't wasted; those who prevail can encourage those still going through...

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I am a spoken-word artist, motivational speaker and aspiring 50+ petite print model and singer.

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