About the Authors


Author – Yassin Hall

She comes from humble beginnings that would make most people throw in the towel, but her journey is one that demonstrates how important perseverance and determination are to reaching one’s destiny.

She wants her story as a child living with a mother with mental illness to raise awareness and help others. Mental illness in many communities is taboo and unspoken. There is hope and recovery is possible!



Lo’an Sewer

A multifaceted writer and published author whose work spans the journalism, marketing, advertising, and public relations arenas. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, national non-profits, and small businesses as a branding and marketing advisor and has been featured in the anthology Tears to Triumph: Women Learn to Live, Love, & Thrive.

Ms. Sewer currently writes a bi-weekly column Jewels of the Virgin Isles in the Virgin Islands Source, an online daily newspaper in the U.S. Virgin Islands and is the founder of Gobi (Go-Bee) Consulting, LLC, a marketing consulting firm based in Maryland and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. info@gobiconsulting.com


Her story is one of turmoil and redemption that has propelled her to champion the cause of mental illness and embrace her staple messaging “It’s okay to not be okay”.

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