Blood, Sweat, and High Heels
by Cheryl Waiters, with Darnella Ford
Exemplified by the power of the human spirit, life in the face of death, she had the courage to challenge a generation to release the shackles of ignorance surrounding women and gender roles. All this and more is lyrically conveyed in Cheryl Waiters' autobiographical novel titled "Blood Sweat and Highheels", based in Cleveland, Ohio
Her autobiography delivers a message of self-empowerment for women of all ages, nationalities and demonstrates unyielding courage to transcend the impossible and the unthinkable. Cheryl holds the noble distinction as the country's first African- American female to rise to the height of fame in her more than 20+year career in the male-dominated field of construction work, as an electrician.
Waiters escorts the reader through a private tour of hell as she blows open the doors for an unauthorized peek inside the world of Mafia-controlled cities, labor unions, and life and death situations on job sites where women are anything but welcome.
Haunting and intensely reflective, her birth and formative years are eloquently paired with historical movements that profoundly changed the world, from J.F.K. to Martin Luther King, the rise of the Black Panther Movement, women's liberation, and hippies touting "free love and peace."
The timeless genius of this story has not only captured an essential slice of history, but has also defined it. Given such an achievement of literary brilliance, IT IS DESTINED TO BECOME AN AMERICAN CLASSIC!
Being born is like coming into the middle of a movie. You have to find out what happened before you arrived and catch up to where you are now. Cheryl Waiters.
Everybody has a life, but the true gift lies in the ability to express that "life force" in a way that is thought provoking, entertaining, inspiring and educational to anyone who might see that life. This life then becomes more-- it becomes art. Cheryl Waiters.
Cheryl Waiters’ Memoir Proves Itself as One of the Best Motivational Books Available
Young women today are in a position to dream bigger and achieve more thanks to courageous trailblazing women like Cheryl Waiters. After reading a truly inspirational life story such as Blood, Sweat, and High Heels, young women of all backgrounds will recognize that anything a man can do, a woman can do too, and sometimes, much better! There’s no question that Cheryl Waiters’ memoir proves itself as one of the best motivational books available on bookshelves today.
Cheryl Waiters grew up with little else other than the knowledge that she could accomplish whatever she set her mind to. In Blood, Sweat, and High Heels, the reader will catch a glimpse of how a young woman who came from modest means grew up to become a celebrity construction electrical worker, gaining the historic recognition of being the only female who worked on both Jacob’s Field, the home of the Cleveland Indians (now Progressive Field) and Gund Arena, the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James (now called Quicken Loans Arena). But reaching her dreams was not a cakewalk by any stretch of the imagination.
Disgusting sexual harassment, unbelievable and consistent verbal abuse, and racism are just a few of the things which Cheryl Waiters had to contend with when she entered into Cleveland’s construction industry. With Blood, Sweat, and High Heels, the reader gains an idea of not only what pure hatred and opposition to a woman advancing in her career looks like, but also how the human spirit can ultimately triumph over even the most impossible of circumstances. Cheryl Waiters’ memoir is one of the best books for women on the bookshelves today, and has the power to motivate,inspire and entertain.
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