The author of this refreshing and innovative book, Joty T. Allison, has made literacy his life’s work. His mission is to inspire others to go after their gifts, talents, careers, and overall their purpose in life. Early in his career Allison would write personal journals, later discovering that within his logs were encouraging messages that others could use for motivation and inspiration. Allison’s primary passion is to push others into their destiny through changing the individual’s perspective.
In the novel Allison offers guidance that helps others transform their lives by using practical tools to change their impractical situations. Allison’s personal story of how he transformed his life that was once troubled by unfavorable roadblocks inspired him to write this book. Allison was raised in a single family home and molested until the age of 14 years old. Although these were uncompromising situations he recognized that he could not become the victim but the victor. He primarily was able to do so by strengthening his sight and escaping his own prison. This method allowed him to achieve his dreams that once seemed unreachable.
Allison has received two Congressional Awards for his exceptional leadership and service. Throughout his lifetime Allison has advocated against multiple social issues through his involvement with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P.). He led the N.A.A.C.P. Bridgeport Youth and College Division as vice president for three active years, then later being appointed president for two additional years. His service and leadership inspired hundreds of youth around the world as he organized rallies and collaborated with others to stand against violence. Alison later moved to Atlanta, GA, to attend the historic Morehouse College where he studied Sociology. While in Atlanta, Allison has worked with numerous organizations and has interned at the Fulton County Juvenal Detention Center where he was able to work with delinquent cases. Allison recognizes that it is his duty and honor to serve all regardless of different barriers that may separate one another. Allison believes that if he can assist one in the direction of their destiny, then his work will not have gone in vain.