She dedicates her days to ensuring that the best in every King and Queen is unveiled. Cynthia Chirinda holds a special place in my heart on account of her dedication to seeing me discover my platform for purpose and so when the opportunity to for Reinvented Today came about to ask her to weigh in on her new book, she had this to say...
RT: Tell us about yourself: name, location, and why you are reinvented? CC: My name is Cynthia Chirinda, I am based in Harare, Zimbabwe. I am reinvented because I have not allowed my failures and underprivileged background to stop me from reclaiming my God-given identity or help others to discover theirs. RT: What has the journey of sharing your story been like for you? Why do you believe now was the right time to give people an inside peek into what has made you the woman you are today? CC: Sharing my story has been a cathartic and healing experience. It has helped me to appreciate the grace of God upon my life that has helped me to overcome adversity and experiences that could have destroyed my life and reputation. This is the best time to share my journey because I am still in the process of becoming. I believe that there is so much more that God wants to do through me and for me. On that journey I would like to partner with others who may be going through valley seasons and need the motivation, strength and inspiration to keep moving ahead. RT: How relevant do you believe the message of combatting insecurity and pursuing an authentic existence is to today’s woman? CC: I believe that in order for any individual to pursue their significant life assignment in an authentic existence, they need to break free from the limitations and captivity that comes from feelings of being insecure or fearful. Many women struggle with the need for validation from others and are not wailing to step out without either seeking permission, the opinion of others or approval to go beyond the ordinary. The fear of failing keeps many women from exploring their ultimate best in every area of their lives.
RT: You have now added the title of “Author” to you list of accomplishments, or perhaps you fall under the list of women who long began telling stories through written content. Talk to us about why you believe it’s important for the African woman to be at the forefront of sharing her story, given today’s competitive media space? CC: Today’s media space is very competitive because there are more voices and platforms that have been launched with the objective of leaving an indelible footprint. It is against that backdrop that authentic messages that speak and transform lives are needed in the place of copy and paste duplications. The audience suffers information overload already, so I have found a niche in my space of human capital development to share my unique story and experiences of finding wholeness from the place of brokenness. In all my literature, film productions and online multimedia messages, I have found that there is a deep resonance of my message in the lives of people who have gone through various types of abuses, loss and failures yet do not know how to get up. I become their coach, mentor and partner – ready to take on the journey of their significant future with them. RT: How do you hope your story will impact the lives of the readers of “Reinvented & Victorious: The Anthology”? CC: I believe that my story, titled “Failure is not your identity,” will help many people to reflect, introspect and find strategies on how they can be liberated from the bondage and prison that come with the label of failure.
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