Author | Speaker | Recovery Expert | Columnist | Performance Artist | Huffington Post Blogger | National Honorary Chairperson 2012 National Wellness Week 9/17-23)
“Hope is contagious! Spread it.” Stanice Anderson
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Ms. Anderson’s debut story written for The Huffington Post Religion, Surviving An Overdose: The Woman Who Kept Dying and Coming Back. In 2011, she was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine’s article, Self-Made Miracle.
Stanice Anderson is an addictions recovery expert, speaker, blogger and author of nonfiction books, including, I SAY A PRAYER FOR ME: One Woman’s Life of Faith and Triumph (Warner) and WALKING ON WATER WHEN THE GROUND AIN’T ENUF (co-published with son, Mike Tucker, Jr.). Stanice shares her inspiring story that includes overcoming addiction (27 years), low self-esteem, abusive relationships, as well as her journey forward with faith and confidence to realize her dreams.
Recently, she became a blogger on The Huffington Post, which has 28+ million viewers every month. She writes about recovery and faith for the Religion Section, in her signature storytelling style and strong, yet vulnerable voice that transports readers to an emotional place where tears, laughter, and hope collide.
While working at USA Today, Stanice wrote and emailed her real LifeStories. It garnered a large following, a literary agent, and book deal with Warner Books. Additional nonfiction books and eBooks by Ms. Anderson, include: I Say A Prayer For Me TO GO Series, eBook #1, INVITE GOD INTO YOUR LIFE, and eBook #2: FAITH; 12-STEP PROGRAMS: A Resource Guide for Helping Professionals; and contributing author of SISTAHFAITH: Real Stories of Pain, Truth and Triumph, (Simon & Schuster).
Stanice’s books and articles have been featured in everything from Essence Magazine and New York Times to the St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Searchlight. Publishers Weekly reviewed her writing as “Gripping with a novelist’s eye for dialogue…” Washington Informer Newspaper wrote, “Maya Angelou’s literary talent and Iyanla Vanzant’s prayerful insights.” Amanda Gale, 700 Club Producer, wrote “real, inspiring, and honest. I couldn’t put her book down.” Stanice has also been a guest on national, international radio and TV shows, including, NPR, Bev Smith Show, NBC, Radio One, Sirius/XM, University of Maryland’s A Writer’s Tale (her interview segment won the School of Journalism The International Telly Award), Audrey Chapman Show, WPGC, and several appearances on The 700 Club.
A Speaker and Trainer for two decades, Ms. Anderson’s talks, presentations, workshops, and WriteShops, have positively impacted thousands throughout the US and the Caribbean; including, private businesses, nonprofit and government agencies, prisons, schools, universities, hospitals, and corporations like AOL. She designed and facilitated recovery-related workshops for helping professionals and their consumers; including, DC & US Probation, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, treatment centers. Workshops include: The Arts & The Recovery Process; Overcoming Addictions & Rekindling Dreams; How 12-Step Programs Affect The Recovery Process, Social Media 101, How To Write Your LifeStories.
As a Performance Artist, she writes and performs “Spokentry,” (her unique blend of poetry, spoken word and song), as well as her bold, poignant and funny one-woman shows.
Stanice’s transparency, knowledge of the recovery process, humor, enthusiasm, and honesty accentuated with love are the gifts she brings.
“Listening to Ms. Anderson speak/sing/read her amazing story of a life redeemed was so moving. I still hear the haunting melody of her narration.” Theresa Allison, LPC, Psychiatric Institute of Washington
“… the audience’s spirits were uplifted. I realize that sustaining the spiritual inspiration will be the “thing”, and found Stanice Anderson’s reminders of the utility of 12-Step Sponsors crucial.” H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA
“There is power in telling our life-stories. While secrets grow in the dark; they die in the light of exposure. Spiritually, we come to believe that we are not alone—that we are more alike than different. We come to understand that we can get through everything, overcome anything, and encourage each other in the process. Hope is contagious! Let’s spread it,” says Anderson.
Stanice Anderson, a 4th generation Washingtonian, says, “My most cherished life-roles are Mike’s Moms and “Hallelujah Grandma” to the Tucker3.” Visit her website/blog at http://Stanice.com. Follow on Twitter @Stanice , Facebook Fan Page http://FaceBook.com/staniceanderson, and her blog on Huffington Post (Recovery & Faith, Religion Section) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stanice-anderson/.