Stand Up: Inspiring stories and simple steps to empower you to achieve your highest potential by Teresa A. HaileyStand Up: Inspiring stories and simple steps to empower you to achieve your highest potential by Teresa A. Hailey

Stand Up: Inspiring stories and simple steps to empower you to achieve your highest potential

byTeresa A. Hailey

Paperback | April 24, 2017

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Stand Up is a collaborative book of motivational and inspirational short stories from authors throughout the United States. To many people are fighting each and everyday to survive. Many can not see a solution to reach the end of the tunnel. Regardless if you were born gay, in an abusive relationship you don’t have to stay down, you can raise above it.

“I learned from all six of these short stories” This book is designed for everyone.”

—Mrs. Yulanda Barbara Freeman

Houston, Texas


“My dear cousin Teresa Hailey, you have worked many long years on this book, I pray it’s motivational and inspiration to others.”

—Federal Judge Horace Ward

Atlanta, Georgia


“Everyone needs a Living Will and a Life Insurance policy, Teresa, your story hit home for me”.

—Jeffrey Bean, FBI agent

Washington, DC

Teresa Ann Hailey

Born to Be Great

Teresa discovered her organizational talents at an early age. At 14, she founded and directed TWIGS, Tiny Workers in God’s Service. TWIGS members, ages 5 through 15, sponsored various fundraising activities for Scott United Methodist Church in Denver, Colorado. As a teen, Teresa was First Vice President of Thomas Jefferson High School’s chapter of the Distributive Education Club of America. Denver Public Service Company recognized Teresa as Student of the Month in October 1977 and awarded her a cash prize.

In September 1979, Teresa began laying the groundwork for a Denver youth chapter of the NAACP, and served as President of that group until 1983. Under her direction, the chapter initiated numerous educational and youth-oriented programs: NAACP Tutorial Program, Youth Basketball and Cheerleading Squad, Youth Against Crime/Off the street Summer Program, NAACP Prison Program, Teenage Pregnancy Counseling, Voter Registration/Education/Get Out the Vote and Operation Job Fair. Teresa was responsible for organizing Denver’s King Week activities in January 1983 and bringing in Martin Luther King III as guest speaker.

Teresa was selected as one of the Outstanding Young Women in America in 1981. This awards program recognizes young women who give of their time, talents and service to enrich the quality of American life. This was one of many honors she has received. She has also won 11 trophies, five ribbons and four award pins for her tap dancing and ballet. Teresa’s list of achievements is numerous.

Politics is a very important part of Teresa’s life. She has worked in political campaigns from the State Representative level up to the Presidential level. Gaining her most rewarding experiences while living in Atlanta, GA., Teresa traveled throughout the state working on the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s 1984 Presidential campaign. After an incident during a voter registration drive, Teresa calmly faced down five Ku Klux Klan members dressed in full KKK regalia. Her will and desire to stand up and fight for her beliefs were rewarded with an opportunity to travel with Hosea Williams, a renowned leader on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s staff.

September 1, 2007 Teresa opened Mary’s Manor Banquet Hall/Houston, TX in honor of her mother who passed in 2006 from Lung Cancer. Teresa earned an Associate degree in General Studies, a Bachelors in Business Administration with a contration in Human Resource.

This Power House has set her dreams very high. Keeping with the national theme,

“Yes We Can”,

Educated, Proud and Determined

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Title:Stand Up: Inspiring stories and simple steps to empower you to achieve your highest potentialFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.2 inPublished:April 24, 2017Publisher:Strategic Book Group, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1681817144

ISBN - 13:9781681817149

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