Born in a Brooklyn, NY Housing project she came of age during the dawn of the hip hop era and the emergence of the crack epidemic. Pregnant at 13, baby at 14, a college student at 16, dismissed from college at 18, and college graduate at 23, Dr. Shai knows the ups and downs of life from her formative young adult experiences. Now, this seasoned executive with a doctorate in law and policy, who is a successful writer, blogger, speaker, career/life strategist, non-profit board member, wife, and mom of three is here to share with women how to fail without being a failure. By telling her bold, transformative story, including her addiction to alcohol and hydrocodone at the height of her career she provides a roadmap for women on how to get free of self-blame, trauma, and shame that led to her struggles with perfectionism and imposter syndrome. Dr. Shai was on the killer quest for perfection until she learned that getting “better” was the true end game to abundant living. In her inaugural memoir, Better. Not Perfect: From Hot Mess to Life Success, she focuses her attention on women who are willing to find the courage to ultimately learn themselves, love themselves to be themselves, unapologetically.
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