In this gripping memoir of a remarkable life, Cheryl “Action” Jackson shares her incredible story of what is possible when we speak life to our dreams, claim what is ours — and give to others.
Married at seventeen, she and her husband struggled against dire poverty to provide for their children and build a better life.
By the power of faith, family and an indomitable spirit, she accomplished this and much more, going on to become a television host, noted speaker and philanthropist. Cheryl recounts the inspiring (and sometimes hilarious) stories of her unlikely but providential encounters with extraordinary people, including Emmitt Smith, Will Smith, and Oprah Winfrey. Her hard-won insights will motivate you to discover what in the world you are supposed to be doing with your life!
Cheryl is the founder and president of Minnie’s Food Pantry, a major charitable organization with a mission to provide the red carpet treatment and healthy meals to families in need. As a professional speaker, she has inspired thousands with her keynote presentations, workshops and leadership programs.
This Giving Star has spoken on platforms to live audiences as large 5,000+ attendees to more intimate settings such as webcast with the Zig Ziglar Corporation. With her magnetic presence her public media has adapted to her inclusive nature which continues to challenge others to get involved and take action from the wealthy to those in need. Her dynamic approaches are always explosive and include her standing on Oprah Winfrey’s national stage as well as interviewing her and others, such as:
- Will Smith
- Magic Johnson
- Emmitt Smith
- Bishop TD Jakes
- Russell Simmons
- Terrell “TO” Owens
- Deion Sanders
- and many more.
Cheryl shares nothing but good news with her audiences all over the world with her all-star platform, she guarantees bringing it right back to where her first love is, helping those in need.