4:42AM by Tashia Mayo is a collection of poetry that talks about learning how to manage anger and aggression. It’s a story of beating the odds and counting yourself in when the world tries to count you out.
Throughout this book you understand how she took her love for the arts- poetry and theater and used it to rewrite the narrative of her life. From court dates to tour dates- this book is guaranteed to take you on inspiring journey.
Growing up, I watched my big sister perform poetry at schools, local venues, and in nationwide competitions. One day, feeling sort of down I grabbed a pen and proceeded to write. I was actually impressed with myself! I let my sister hear the poem I wrote and she said me “You have to perform this poem somewhere.”
I was later given the chance to perform in a showcase at Mosaic Templars in Little Rock, AR. I was 12 years old preparing to perform for my very first time in front of over 300 people. I was terrified! But I didn’t let fear stop me! My performance concluded with a standing ovation. That experience led me to believe I can do anything and be anything that I wished!
Tashia Mayo Is An Award Winning Spoken Word Poet, actor, author, motivational speaker, and soldier in the U.S. Army. With aspirations of being a social worker with a focus in child welfare and substance abuse, Tashia Is a first generation college student at the University of Central Arkansas majoring in Sociology with a minor in criminology. Since the young age of 13, Tashia has been writing and performing poetry. She has traveled all around the country sharing her gift. Tashia takes pride in using poetry to help, uplift, and motivate anyone that’s willing to listen.
This is a poem that highlights how sexual abuse impacts mental health.