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2017 Branding Conversations Recipient

We serve a MIGHTY God, don’t we?
I am purposed to use my story to speak life and hope into the lives of women. Love, Sethie is just my way of sharing myself in a more intimate manner, in the hopes of liberating women of faith from chains of darkness.

Meet @Lovesethie

Hi there:) My name Sethlina Yaa Afriyie Amakye, Sethie/Sethy for short. I was born in Ghana, W. Africa, made a few pits stops in (Australia, Canada etc) and eventually landed in America at the age of 12. Although I've lived in several states I call Akron, Ohio home. My story of brokenness is instrumental to who I am today.
I was sexually assaulted in 2000 at the age 16 and consequently spent several years trying make sense of what happened. I eventually convinced myself that it was mutual. I  didn’t even think about what it  truly was until my mid 20’s.
 
By the time, I had spent over 10 years “coping” and stayed in and out of abusive romantic relationships and friendships.
I spent a lot of time playing make-believe and giving people an incomplete version of myself. The “Lina” I wanted others to see was a mask that became harder and hard to put on. I felt immense pressure to look like I had it altogether when in reality my insides were disintegrating.
 
After many years of feeling beaten up by life, I turned and made half joking/half serious inquiry to God. I told Jesus that if He was real He would show up and allow me to see Him. Well, my Lord took that request literally and did exactly that. I’ve been on a search to find out more about Him ever since.
The journey from brokenness, to redemption, and then finally to TRULY believing in my enough-ness (is that a word?) is harder than it looks (in all honesty it sucks most days).  I am grateful for a God who saw my potential and refused to let me stay where I was.