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MAISHA DYSON | 100 BLK WOMEN | #3

An in-depth conversation on mastering communication and becoming unstoppable



Maisha Dyson, a master of mindfulness and communication, uses her light to help people break through personal and professional communication barriers, to help them become unstoppable....


“I think one of our biggest plights as black women lies in our communication and the idea of not being able to freely express and communicate with ourselves”, states Dyson.


MAISHA DYSON | 100 BLK WOMEN | #3



Fifteen minuets before my scheduled interview with Maisha Dyson, I considered canceling and rescheduling. It was my lunch break, and due to my tumultuous day at work, I didn’t think my mind or energy was clear enough to conduct an interview, but I’m glad I did anyway. The moment I began speaking with Ms. Dyson, I was immediately calmed by the soft, light, tranquility of her voice. Dyson, who is a master of mindfulness and communication, uses her light to help people break through personal and professional communication barriers, to help them become unstoppable. Ms. Dyson helped me do just that, during a period in my life where I felt defeated.


As the daughter of writer Marcia L. Dyson and New York Times Bestselling Author and scholar Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, it’s no wonder why there was so much power in her tone of voice. As a masters degree holder from Colombia University, Dyson embodies her parental roots by using words and wisdom to help brighten the light of others. Dyson’s platform, Mastering the Art of Mindful Speaking and Communication, is dedicated to help others conquer communication barriers in efforts of becoming unstoppable. As a person who understands the power of communication and words.


Dyson opens up her world, allowing others to find a safe haven for communication and abundance, helping others tap into their fullest potential.


“I think one of our biggest plights as black women lies in our communication and the idea of not being able to freely express and communicate with ourselves”, states Dyson. “We have reached a new type of resurgence in recent culture and the moment we are able to uplift all of our voices is the moment we will be unstoppable.

That resurgence is apparent through our influences in pop culture, fashion and everything else in between. We’ve seen the likes of our familiar black faces grace Calvin Kline ads, within congress and mass major media, a lot of which barely accredits the black men and women who have made such advances.

“I think this moment isn't about what or who we are and more so about who we’ve always been. These accomplishments and feats are nothing new, its the attention that is” states, Dyson. “Not even the attention because we've always received that too, we’ve always been the bud of envy”.


For centuries have been placed last in terms of respect and credit, putting us furthering the depth of our plight.


“We are at an a really interesting point within society that will allow us to move in a few different directions” states Dyson, “I can honestly see this turning in a direction that’s beneficial for us all, but it will rely heavily on how we view, and communicate with one another.


We as black women, are upon critical and pivotal times in society. As we gravitate towards not only acceptance but accreditation as well, we open doors and provide pathways for the very women that stand next to us. The feat of being heard, or being able to communicate without prejudice and or stereotypes is a matter that can be accomplished through a unified matter. By joining our voices and rising to the occasion of breaking communication barriers, we can become unstoppable.

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