In mid-September 2020, Amanda felt a strong pang of something that needed to be excised out of her, though all in a good way. The emotions had been bubbling for a long time and it was driving her crazy. Without hesitation, Amanda took what she felt inside and did what she knows how to do best – – write. She wrote a long stream of consciousness that ended up being roughly 14 pages of text.
Only after she wrote all that text did she consider it was time to make things serious and follow the correct path by asking for permission to write about a particular person. Of course, the very first person who she turned to for permission was the same exact person who inspired Amanda to write this book in the first place: entrepreneur Rocky Parrish from Alexandria, VA.
Amanda first learned about Rocky in January of 2019 and since then, has been following him on social media with a growing interest in his business.
At first, Amanda thought she was going to write a simple blog post about Rocky’s business and put it on her blog, but then she considered opening up the door a bit wider by writing about others as well.
The lightbulb of intense creativity went off in Amanda’s head and she immediately came up with the idea to write an entire book about Black people.