AUTHOR: Valrie Kemp-Davis
Valrie Kemp-Davis is the author of the culturally conscious literature that celebrates both Children and Chidults of the Diaspora. Val, as she is affectionately called is a native of Tampa, Florida. She attended Warner Southern University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. She double-majored in Communications and English with a minor in Psychology. Her graduate studies were in Criminal Justice Administration where she attended the illustrious historically black college, Clark Atlanta University. Her lawenforcement career spans thirty years employment respectively with Georgia and Illinois Department of Corrections. Though many consider her employment, “Babylon dat,” she has notably brought joy, wisdom, love and ministry to her clients and their families. She always purposed to encourage those branded as “offenders” to take their rightful positions as the cornerstone within society! She is the international liaison for the National Kingdor Parkinson Foundation since 2010. National Kingdom Parkinson Foundation is the only Caribbean Parkinson chapter in the world. Its headquarters is based in Nassau Bahamas. Val is also a Life Member and Silver Star of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and has held several offices within her local chapter. Val is the mother of two Jamerican daughters and an aunt to a Jamerican niece and nephew. Her love of children has also led her to become a surrogate mother to several children in the East Chicago community who “chose her” and her home as a safe source of refuge. All who have lived in her home, and have left are working towards attaining their goals in life.