It Takes a Woman!


I had the privilege of interviewing @devon on his new audio book “It Takes a Woman”


Producer, author and motivational speaker DeVon Franklin has partnered with Audible for the new audiobook “It Takes a Woman.”


The Audible Original’s title refers to the African proverb that says “It takes a village to raise a child.” But Franklin’s take introduces audiences to the women — his mother Paulette and his five living great-aunts (Aunt Nuna, Aunt Ida, Aunt Enis, Aunt Sondra and Aunt Donna) — he lovingly refers to as his “village of love,” as he celebrates and honors their sacrifices as experienced through the eyes of a Black man.


“Partnering with Audible for my first Audible Original, ‘It Takes a Woman,’ has been incredible and cathartic,” Franklin said, announcing the project. “They have given me an opportunity, for the first time publicly, to share the story of how the village of women in my family stepped in to successfully raise me and my two brothers after my father tragically died of a heart attack at the age of 36. My mom and my great aunts have made such an impact in my life and now I get to share their wisdom and their voices with the world.” - Devon Franklin


Mom Paulette, Aunt Nuna, Aunt Sondra, Aunt Enis, Aunt Ida and Aunt Donna are the members of “The Village”


Question for Devon: “How does it feel to finally see black women be celebrated for the things they’ve been doing since the beginning of time?


Devon Franklin: “It feels great to be able to do a project like this that allows for that to happen. I just think that as a culture and community we could do more to celebrate our women and my hope is that this project will be a catalyst for more like this. We can’t celebrate our women and what they’ve done in our lives enough. I’m grateful that I’ve had this opportunity to put this out there.”


The audio book “It Takes a Woman” is currently available on audible https://www.audible.com/pd/It-Takes-a-Woman-Audiobook/B09X2532V7?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare


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