Raised in Altadena, this Pasadena High School alum is set to take her talents to the next level. With the release of her first published book, A Place Called Peace, Glenda reached deep within and laid her heart and soul out with the intent to help someone else deal with life's tragedies or hick-ups.
Glenda K. Harrison is the creator of the fashion and lifestyle blog, So What to Twenty. She earned her degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
Although fashion and style are important to her, Harrison's real passion is reminding others of the importance of self-love and using one's God-given gifts and talents. Her blog inspires readers to view fashion as an all-encompassing vehicle and encourages women to explore their personal gifts, style, femininity, and, most importantly, inner beauty.
Interview by Desiree Harrison
When asked why she wrote her book, Glenda told the Pasadena Black Pages, "If you do not know yourself, how do you know which way to go?" That pretty much sums it up. It took her a long time, but once Glenda found herself, she found peace. Her book is powerful and insightful. We all need to find that place called peace.
Visit her website glendakharrison.com
Glenda struggled throughout her life with the fact that she never thought she was good enough for anything and there was an internal battle in the home because Glenda felt like she wasn't getting the attention and love from her father that she needed and yearned for.
Her biggest supporter was her mother, who passed from pancreatic cancer in the 1990s.
Mistakes were made in her life, but fifteen years after her mother's death and while she was living her dream as a fashion writer for a magazine, something overcame her and she dove head first into starting a non-profit organization in her mother's memory called A Daughter's Heart.
Her goal was to offer love and support for women fighting cancer, because she noticed that a lot of her mother's friends stopped coming around when they knew her condition was grave.
A Daughter's Heart raised money and gave to many women until Glenda herself got sick and had to step back from that project for a while.
From there she worked from home and became a blogger, which ultimately led to her writing A Place Called Peace.