Meet Ajaunae

She Soars, by Ajuanae – Winter 2020 Grad

She soars blindly in the darkness with no notion of guidance

Filled with hopefulness, and perseverance driven by her children’s joyful laughter

The tiny giggles used as motivation to land her

Whispers of the of wise women before her and their insightful affirmations

She uses as her navigation

Through treacherous trenches, one would call life

She isn’t decelerated nor discouraged

As she glides through with courage

For this girl knows that she has a purpose

Her knight here on earth is her reason for being

Her Guardian in heaven is her reason for believing

Continuously attacked by the envious

Because she is a conquer and her blessings are endless

Regardless of her demons

Her fight seems so seamless

Enemies are taken aback by her presence

Intimidated because her mind generates a different form of intelligence

As she manifests and progress through stress

With nothing more than a smile of happiness

Hurting but still has the leisure to assist the helpless

Healing the broken

With encouraging words genuinely spoken

The ridicule only strengthens her

Feuling her, and maneuvering her peacefully through the wicked swarms of treachery

Longing and wanting to be free, falsely smiling through her grief

Gracefully yearning through her journey

Still soaring as her tears are pouring

Empathizing and rationalizing falsely smiling

Wings push beyond its limits in its entirety

Loud and vibrant, but hurting quietly

Knowing soon she will find her light

And peace to her soul

Instead of a war, she has to continuously fight

She Soars


What circumstances brought you to where you were before you joined Together We Bake?

Ajuanae: Being alone for so long, no one understood my circumstances. I was in extreme need of support. Speaking with a friend, she recommended TWB! She spoke so highly of the program, and I decided to inquire.

What inspired you to apply to Together We Bake?

Ajuanae: My best friend passed recently. Before she passed, we conversed about it. I guess part of me did this program for her.

Has someone at Together We Bake (a fellow participant, a Volunteer, an instructor, etc.) had a particular influence on you?

Ajuanae: Alexis Robinson.

How would you describe Together We Bake?

Ajuanae: Empowering, supportive.

What do you feel is the most valuable thing Together We Bake does?

Ajuanae: Together We Bake encourages women’s empowerment, self love and positive change.

What is the most valuable thing you learned at Together We Bake?

Ajuanae: I learned my worth, I learned to humble myself when the world seems to begin closing in so that I can conquer life’s hurdles; and I learned to bake!

What was the most challenging thing about the program? How did you overcome that challenge?

Ajuanae: Being able to coexist with the other women! I am irritable and impatient when it comes to certain things. Hearing stories and enduring personalities I found common interest and comfort in knowing I am not alone. The way that I seek patience, empathy and understanding, I was able to learn to give it.\