About The Book
The title Becoming H.E.R. came to mind shortly after I shot the music video for my song Attraction. I was writing a blog post about how on the day of filming I knew that I needed to overcome any self-consciousness and abandon myself to the music.
Weeks later when I watched the first edit of the video I was surprised by who I saw on screen. She looked like me but something else was apparent. There was a new level of expression and a show of strength that at the time I was not consciously aware of.
I do not remember how I decided on the H.E.R. acronym and at the time a friend suggested that I should trademark it, which made no sense at all. For me, this was just a clever blog post title.
What else could I possibly to do with it...?
H.E.R. stands for Higher Energetic Resonance.
It explains how in order to be our own Sasha Fierce we need to transcend all our self-imposed limitations and allow in the greatest versions of ourselves.
For a couple of years, I had been outlining chapters with the intention of writing a book but there was no solid structure to it. I knew it would be autobiographical but I was also in doubt about why anybody would want to read my life story. I had no public profile and the story had no real direction or conclusion.
During a session with my mentor, I suddenly had clarity about what my book could and should be about - my journey into womanhood.
The previous title was shelved and Becoming H.E.R. came to life.
Everything around me changed with this decision. Videos I watched, conversations I had and information I read inspired me or confirmed that this was the right direction to take. Up to this point, the songs I had been writing lacked a real core message.
Now I understood what I stood for and that in itself was empowering.