Exciting News!!

When I first published I Am Sheriauna Book 1: We Are Beautiful in 2017 I wanted to have everything just right in order to launch and announce the labour of love that I felt so connected to. I was so proud to have completed the book and wanted to honour that but I also knew […]

Black Hair and Limb Difference

I am many things but a hairstylist I am not. My story goes like this: at the age of 12 my mother lost her mom. As she grew up, she did have some female supports but at 16 years old she moved to England to live with her father and stepmother. The experience was not […]

The Next Chapter

June seems so far away now. Amidst the global pandemic, Sheriauna completed grade 8 and within those 3.5 months that schools across Ontario were closed, I watched my little girl grow so gracefully before my eyes. At the beginning of the pandemic she was anxious and very upset about the impact that COVID-19 had on […]

I Am Exhausted….I Am Hopeful

This week has been emotionally draining.  On Thursday, I began posting my thoughts on Instagram as I continued to watch the video footage, news coverage, and content that people were sharing on social media platforms.  I knew immediately that I needed to get my thoughts and feelings out and onto paper but I wanted to […]

Let Kids Live

Sheriauna trained with an awesome track club about 3 or 4 years ago at her request but she also made the decision to step away indefinitely due to feeling to much pressure during competitive races.  She was also competing as a dancer so it became a lot for her.  Both her Dad and I were […]

Be An Advocate

Recently I was able to speak up on behalf of my daughter and I am choosing to share it because I think it points to a bigger issue. This is not meant to be a negative post. I understand no one person, organization, or process is perfect; there are going to be issues along the […]

3D Printing and Artificial Limbs

What is 3D Printing? 3D Printing, by definition, is an additive manufacturing process that creates a physical object from a digital design. There are different 3D printing technologies and materials you can print with, but all are based on the same principle: a digital model is turned into a solid three-dimensional physical object by adding […]

Success is what you make it!

See the picture at the top of this post??  This is what a 7th grader looks like. We are three weeks into the school year and she is awesome! She is smiling and happy but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been feelings of nervousness, insecurities, self doubt, excitement, and anticipation.  Behind the smile there are so many emotions […]

The lesson I learned from Sheriauna

After a wonderful afternoon of speaking in front of a group of teacher candidates at York University on January 29, I got home and checked my email.  The subject line read, “Invitation from the Prime Minister”.  WHAT?!?!  I opened the email thinking it was a trick.  Nope.  It was an official email from the Office […]

ByBlack’s Feature

This interview was originally completed and published on ByBlacks.com on September 8, 2017. Sherylee Honeyghan was halfway through her pregnancy when she learned that her baby’s left hand had not developed properly. Today, that baby is an eleven-year-old girl named Sheriauna with a vibrant personality who dances through life despite her limb difference. Determined to show her daughter […]