It was radical acceptance of my existence without apology and with ownership.
Finding Me is a deeply personal, brutally honest account of Viola’s encouraging life. Viola Davis is an actress and producer, known for her exceptional performances in television. In both 2012 and 2017, TIME magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Finding Me is a deep reflection, a promise, and a love letter of sorts to self. My hope is that story will inspire you to light up your own life with creative expression and rediscover who you were before the world put a label on you.
In this book you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past. And she made a life changing decision to stop running forever. This is her story Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond.
This is the path I took to finding my purpose but also my voice in a world that didn’t always see me. As I wrote Finding Me, my eyes were open to the truth of how our stories are often not given close examination. We are forced to reinvent them to fit into a crazy, competitive, judgmental world. So I wrote this for anyone running through life untethered, desperate and clawing their way through murky memories, trying to get to some form of self-love. For anyone who needs reminding that a life worth living can only be born from radical honesty and the courage to shed facades and be you.
‘A breathtaking memoir…I was so moved by this book.’ Oprah
‘It is startlingly honest and, at times, a jaw-dropping read, charting her rise from poverty and abuse to becoming the first African-American to win the triple crown of an Oscar, Emmy and Tony for acting.’ BBC News
“Reading her memoir, Finding Me. . . you understand where her ability comes from: Only someone who has already been dragged into the depths of emotion readily knows how to get back there.” — New York Times Magazine
“Davis gives readers hope, encouraging us to look back and embrace childhood dreams or failures, let go of shame, and move forward to become the best version of ourselves.” — Booklist
“[A] fulfilling narrative of struggle and success… Her gorgeous storytelling will inspire anyone wishing to shed old labels.” — Los Angeles Times
“This book is a testament to resilience, hard work, and the power of owning your truth.” — Real Simple
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