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Born to Be a Badass

Aug 30, 2021

Aisya Carroll is a certified life-coach, author, mentor, advocate for childhood trauma, a consultant and the CEO of Survivor Not By Chance LLC., whose mission is to help people cope with traumatic experiences by teaching them healthy coping mechanisms. Aisya has clients from across the globe with various backgrounds and experiences. She has mentored teenagers and young adults for over 15 years and is an advocate for children and adults affected by childhood trauma and domestic violence. Aisya volunteers to educate the community about racial injustice and systemic oppression in minority communities. She uses her own experiences with childhood trauma, domestic violence and poverty as a tool to help others heal. Aisya is the author of the book, “The Pressures of Becoming a Diamond”, an autobiographical novel about her challenging life experiences. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The New Jersey Institute of Technology


In this episode, Aisya and I discuss:

  • Taking back your voice 
  • Becoming a diamond, embracing the pressure 
  • Coping with trauma by releasing emotions
  • Practicing meditation to cultivate a stronger coping ability 


Key Takeaways:

  • People will silence you and will invalidate your story, but you can take your voice back and never let it be taken away from you. Speak up and don’t let anyone stop you. 
  • There is an inner healing and an inner peace that only you can give yourself. 
  • Diamonds are beautiful, but they are made beautiful by a process of intense pressure. 
  • Our culture teaches us that crying is weak, but it’s the opposite - being able to show emotions is strength. 
  • Meditation can be done anywhere, anytime and in any way that works for you - but it gives many benefits for your mind. 


“Diamonds are amazing jewels… very valuable, something that almost everyone wants. Yet people forget the process that diamonds go through to be as beautiful as they are… In my life, I had a lot of pressures that pushed me and forced me into becoming the diamond I am today." —  Aisya Carroll


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