Author Sunshine Smith-Williams enlightens readers as to how to overcome life obstacles and utilize challenges as fuel for success. Not only does she instruct readers on what to do, through captivating, real-life examples, she teaches her readers how to strengthen their endurance, sharpen their insight and reign as an ultimate Boss Chick! Step-by-step, through each poignant Commandment,
Instagram is on FIRE with posts of a group of women who are openly sharing their faces and experiences in federal prison. Scrolling through the posts of Jamila T. Davis (@jamilatdavis), Aisha Hall (@therealaishahall), Sunshine Smith-Williams (@sunnymoneyqueens) and Brandi Davis (@freeprettygirls), you would think you are watching an episode of “Orange Is The New Black.” They have been praised for their beauty and their fascinating story lines, yet nothing about their lives is fiction. These women are the real deal! Three of them were sentenced to decade plus prison terms for non-violent crimes. Two of them were recently released.
Sunshine spent 5 months in a Danbury, Connecticut prison for being in the wrong car with the wrong person. According to the Queens, New York born native, the experience enlightened her views of the world and compelled her to write her latest book Sunny 101 -The 10 Commandments of a Boss Chick. Released on March 11th 2015, the book is a self-help guide on lifestyle choices & business survival for young disadvantage women. During her book signing, Sunshine said, "One bad decision to help someone can cost you your freedom" referring to the reason for her incarceration.
On July 16, 2008, just weeks before Lehman Brothers collapsed, then U.S. Attorney Chris Christie (Now NJ Governor and Presidential hopeful) announced in a press release "long prison terms" for two women "for their roles in orchestrating a mortgage fraud scheme to defraud Lehman Brothers Bank ... of more than $14 million." One of those women was Jamila Davis of Queens Village, NY who was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares to 151 months (12.5 years) in prison after being convicted in a New Jersey federal court.
Sunshine Smith-Williams ThisIs50.Com :
Yandy Smith, Wahida Clark and Sunshine Smith-Williams attends The Pink Panther Clique book release party hosted by Yandy Smith at Manhattan Brew & Vine on October 3, 2017 in New York City.
Aisha has penned more than six novels and ghost-writes for many from behind bars. While in prison, Aisha has put on many urban plays entertaining thousands of other women and giving them a piece of Broadway and freedom through her creativity. She is also an advocate for ending mass incarceration as well as the overly harsh sentencing for all non-violent offenders.
Female federal prisoners turn their pain into purpose.
Jamila T Davis Forbes Magazine Article:
Sunny 101: The 10 Commandments of A Boss Chick by Sunshine Smith-Williams :
The Pink Panther Clique Book Release Party:
Hosted By Yandy Smith
Aisha Hall Word Press Article :