Her brand, J.O.Y. (Joys of Yah)
started the vision of how we can all share and spread the joys & blessings from the gifts of life’s challenges. Joy is inspired by her middle name and Yah short for Yahweh- translating to God.
She is a purpose driven Entrepreneur that knows the alchemy of adversity and inspires people to find the gold in life’s challenges. April has accomplished much in her life, while also overcoming immeasurable hurdles. Her passion fuels her to inspire others to overcome any adversity and to thrive through health, healing, happiness and prosperity.
April knows first-hand the importance of bouncing back from insurmountable difficulties; one was loosing her husband who was her best friend at 32 years young. The many adversities that April has endured throughout her entire life such as sexual abuse, helped prepare her to deal with the ultimate tragedy of losing the father of her two young children in 2010.
She shares her story in Chase The Challenge and Conquer, My 4 R’s: Rubble, Recovery, Rebuild, Relationships which was featured on Amazon’s Top 100 Best-Seller’s List. Chase The Challenge and Conquer along with her Mind, Body, Soul Program titled, 4 Step 4 R’s; Recognize, Respond, Re-evaluate, Rebalance were featured on National TV. Her latest third publication (#1 Best-Seller) is You Are Not Alone – How To Rise Above Life’s Challenges With Grace, Gratitude, Love & Joy. These publications are for you if you’re looking to be inspired and empowered to transform into your true potential and looking for practical methods of health, healing and happiness. Proceeds of You Are Not Alone will benefit Joy’s G.I.F.T.
Her dedication expanded to the 501c(3) non-profit, Joy’s G.I.F.T. (Global Illumination Foundation Thrives). The non-profit empowers women and youth experiencing loss or sexual abuse on how to transition from tragedy to triumph by providing them with a support system and an infrastructure of wrap-around resources for services.