Strong willed and determined since a little girl, this mom of three, wife, worship leader, writer, and career woman, believes dreams come true if you do the work. Nikyla hails from St. Louis, Mo, the “show me” state. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Southern University. She is a certified teacher and currently teaches at Louisiana Connections Academy. Her time out of the office is filled with family, friends and faith. She adores her three children Kyre, K’mya, and Kris and has been married to her childhood sweet heart Remiah Trask for fourteen years. Nikyla is currently a worship leader at Anchor Chapel in Baton Rouge. She has always been passionate about the things she sets her mind to. Her story of victory over severe anxiety disorder, after her third child, is truly one you must hear to believe. It will transform the way you view people with mental illness and even the way you view yourself. She is the founder of the mental health campaign entitled Be Brave. Writing has become a form of therapy for her, and the stories she shares are always honest, heartfelt, and transparent. Read more of Nikyla’s Brave Blogs here.

But Are They REALLY Equal? {The Influence of Gender Bias in Parenting}

As a mother of both boys and a girl, I write this a little torn. I want my boys to be strong men and rise to the occasion as providers and protectors. Primitive thoughts...

This Has to Stop {A Black Mother’s Plea}

You jump on Facebook and what do you see? Another name with a hashtag in front of it. As I write this two more names have been added to an already too long list...

Flood Side Effects: Anxiety, Insomnia, Spontaneous Fits

Do you ever watch those prescription drug commercials, and listen all the way to the end, only to hear the announcer speak at auction-house-speed about all the terrible side effects the medicine could cause?...

Sights and Sounds of the Storm

Sights and Sounds of the Storm Day One You awake to sounds of what seems like a war zone. You immediately feel some nervousness and begin to realize the loud booming noise is not a bomb,...