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Saturday, October 16, 2021

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Kneika Robbins, co-author of THE POWER OF PAIN


by Cyrus Webb

As part of our Author Spotlight series I had the opportunity to catch up with Kneika Robbins, co-author in the anthology called THE POWER OF PAIN. Enjoy the conversation. 

Kneika, glad to have you back with Conversations. How did you decide to come up with the idea for the project THE POWER OF PAIN?

I decided to create this book because so many people are dealing with pain and have no idea how to survive it. Many are waking up breathing everyday, but do not know how it feels to live. Living is more than breathing; it is being peaceful and happy. The question is always asked “What is wrong with you?”, when it should be “What happened to you?” I wanted the authors to discuss what happened to them that caused the pain and toxic choices in their life, and show them that there is nothing wrong with us except we need to free ourselves from pain. Rather it be through forgiveness or etc.

Your collaborators are also included in this feature with Conversations in 2021.  How has knowing you’re not alone helped you in getting through the difficult times in life?

Dealing with so many hurt souls besides my own I knew I was not alone, but I also knew that being human we struggle to face our reality and when you don’t admit to your reality there is no room for change or to make things better.

It’s not easy to share your personal story with the world. What made you want to do it?

I’m not afraid to say that I was broken. Too many people want to pretend like they are happy and not hurting. Yet they are hurting themselves and the ones they say they love everyday. I use the word say, because how can you love someone else and you don’t love yourself. When you begin to love yourself, other people’s perception of you don’t matter.

 Have you always known that writing was something you wanted to do?

Yes, I have been writing since the sixth grade. I never thought my words would go past the notebooks  that I collected of empowering words that were hidden from the world.


What has been the response from your part of the book?

“Wow” is what a lot of people say. They are speechless. Many want to know how I’m still standing and my response is “If you don’t fall down, you will never learn how to get back up.” Life is about experiences and trial and error. My trials and errors led me to where I am today.

 For aspiring authors that are reading this what advice do you have for them with it comes to pursuing their goal of publishing?

No matter what you are going through or how hard the struggle is, let that be your motivation to keep pushing and don’t stop until you get what you want. Life is like a boxing ring: you are going to get knocked down or out, backed up against the rope, not mentally strong enough to win the beginning rounds. As time goes on, you master the skills that are needed to fight, and no matter how hard the blow, you can’t be stopped.

Love that! Social media is a big part of marketing these days. How has it benefited you?

It has allowed me to share with other people in the world.

When people finish reading THE POWER OF PAIN what do you hope they take away from it?

If you are not living your life in peace and happiness and for you, then you are not living. You are just breathing. Stop waking up everyday just to live by the perceptions of others. No matter how hard you try to hide the pain, it is steadily eating you up inside. Take the steps of change: (1) Diagnose the pain that is hurting you mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually (2) Dig through that pain and find you and get to know that person (3) Once you get to know who you are start loving that person and (4) Love will allow you to gain control over your own mind, body, and soul. Let The Power of Pain give you THE POWER TO CHANGE!

Thanks so much for the time, Kneika. How can our readers stay connected with you?

Linked In: Kneika Robbins

Instagram: Kneika Robbins

Facebook: Empowering Words

Website: kneika.wixsite.com/empoweringmindsinc


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