This is Victoria and this is Her Story . My name is Victoria Ruth Taylor, I’m a women’s empowerment coach, an author and a speaker. I’m a mother of three wonderful children and a pastors wife. My mission is to help women of all ages realize their power, potential and beauty. Sounds like a strong introduction right well I wasn’t always so sure of the plan God had for me or if he even wanted to use me after all the stuff I’ve done and been through.
Here’s a little bit of my background. I grew up in a single parent home in South Central Los Angeles with eight other siblings. Growing up I was lost, sad, lonely, miserable, hard, mean, angry, abused sexually, emotionally mentally and physically, mistreated, endangered, abandoned and confused. I hated my life at that time, there was nothing positive, fun, or exciting in my life. I often wondered if I hadn’t given my life to Christ where would I be? I know I would have still been lost looking for love in all the wrong places, having babies out of wedlock, fighting the next black woman over a man that’s not even loyal, probably addicted to some kind of drug or alcohol.
I had trust issues, daddy issues, and defied authority because after all how could anyone tell me what not to do when I saw them doing the exact same thing or worst. I was wounded, depressed, the laughing stock, I was called hurtful names that left emotional scars. I would cry myself to sleep in hopes to wake up in heaven where it was safe. I felt rejected, abandoned and afraid. At the age of 17, I gave my life to God, at 18 I got married and 19 welcomed my beautiful daughter into the world. I knew I had to protect, guide and love her so she wouldn’t go through what I went through.
I just released my book “Crown of Beauty” in it I talk about my story and my struggles with being a pregnant teen and the guilty, shame and devastation that haunts you after having an abortion. I talk about my marriage and the day we sat in divorce court ready to throw it all away because of insecurities and the lies we listened to. I talk about my breakthrough and how to get yours. I held nothing back in my book because I wanted my readers to realize they too are a crown of beauty in the hands of the Lord and there’s nothing they can do that would make God abandon or reject them.
No matter what you’re facing, you’re not alone, and there’s no judgment with me because I’ve probably done whatever you’ve done times two and have lived through it to tell you you’ll get through it. I founded The Soul Match in 2015 where I host events and speak about love and relationship topics along with my husband. We’ll be celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary this July. Let me just end with saying your life will get better once you surrender to God. He has an amazing plan, it’s not free of problems or troubles but it’s filled with promises to never leave you nor forsake you. Let’s surrender today. That’s #herstory so what’s yours ?