The concept for D.I.G | A woman’s guide to Discovering her Inner Greatness was conceived by co-author Melonie Boone late one night in December after falling into a deep sadness and searching for supportive stories following the death of her mother who battled cancer for nearly five years. She searched but kept coming up empty. She shared her story with co-author Yayra Tsikudo, who she met while completing her Ph.D. and they both began sharing some ideas. It turns out, they are not alone in feeling like very few stories were from everyday women like themselves. Born from pain and manifested out of hope, the idea for D.I.G was born. We hope to bring real-life stories from everyday women to everyday women to inspire. D.I.G is all about women empowerment.
This book aims to help everyday women discover their inner greatness to achieve success through storytelling from a diverse set of women from around the globe. Chapters will include stories that are easy for women to identify with and provide opportunities for reflection, planning, and growth.
To date, we have had over 260 women from 20 countries sign up to participate. We have interviewed over 60 everyday women who find ways to D.I.G out of everyday challenges like:
Born from pain but manifested out of hope.
What began with a search for inspiration to deal with the loss of a loved one quickly grew into an idea to inspire and encourage women from around the globe through storytelling.
We all hear the epic or viral stories of people's success or overcoming challenges that don't always resonate with the everyday woman. A lot of women struggle with issues and are just trying to figure out how to survive. Finding inspiration from people like you should not be so hard.
~ D.I.G Author, Dr. Melonie Boone
D.I.G is a movement of women empowering women to excel and grow.
We collected data from over 260 women representing 20 countries.
Age 20 - 70
Various Occupations from stay-at-home to CEO
Education from High School to Advanced Degree
Varied levels of income
According to dictionary.com, greatness is “the quality or state of being important, notable, or distinguished; the quality or state of being powerful or intense; the quality or state of being large in size, stature, number, etc.” (Dictionary.com 2021)
According to the D.I.Gers, Greatness is...
and so much more !
According to dictionary.com, success is “the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals, the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like. (Dictionary.com 2021)
According to the D.I.Gers, Success is...
and so much more!
We are currently in the process of conducting research interviews and data analysis to be included in the book. Interview recruitment is closed at this time.
Have questions or want to contribute? We would love to hear from you.
Contact Melonie or Yayra with your question.
Melonie - firstname.lastname@example.org
Yayra - email@example.com