For you created my innermost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you becauseI am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139:13-16 NIV)
Danniesha Murphy is a Child of God, Follower of Christ, Mother to Nicholas Eagle Jr., and Founder/CEO of “I Am Girls Empowerment, Inc.”. A native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Danniesha started “I Am Girls Empowerment, Inc.” with the mission to inspire and motivate girls in the very community that she was raised by. Her goals are to fill the purposes of who each of us are after the “I Am”. Striving to enhance the personal growth and development of youth in her community through workshops and events, she specializes in utilizing biblical principles combined with leading industry techniques to increase leadership skills, confidence, and sound decision making.
Birthed from a place of pain, Danniesha started “I Am Girls Empowerment” due to her ability to empathize and understand many of the problems seen and experienced within her community. In the midst of tragedies witnessed both firsthand and personally through the passing of the “love of her life” who was killed Christmas 2004, and through her own battle later in November 2017, it was through these life changing moments that she grew to know what it meant to know God firsthand as a “Comforter, Healer and Strong Tower”. As she was still reliving and grieving the visions of Christmas 2004, where she watched “Red” lay in the hospital bed in UAMS with over 18 visible bullet holes covering his body, a breakthrough that Danniesha experienced in 2015 would now be tested as 13 years after the death of Red, death would come and stand at her own front door.
Having undergone what should have been a normal surgery, Danniesha found herself experiencing complications that would lead to her needing to be resuscitated twice on the operating table! And while the doctors could only explain it as a phenomenon that she was still alive, Danniesha knew it was nothing “BUT GOD”! The very grieving, healing, and breakthrough that she experienced within those last 13 years following the death of Red, would now come full circle in 2017 to birth a new purpose within her! She had no clue how real Jeremiah 29:11 would become for her and for the community she was also birthed from! This scripture would testify to the Glory and Omnipotence of God and God alone, when she would recall God saying “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future!”.
Here she was 13 years later, speaking into herself the very words that she had spoken into Red that day in the hospital as he made his transition to be with Christ; the very words she had spoken to countless grieving women, men, children, mothers, fathers, sisters, daughters, friends, and even strangers since then, the words “You are who GOD says you Are!” It was in these words that Danniesha always remembers and reminds others that the power of life and death are in the tongue! And just as God spoke this world into existence, he has given us that same power to SPEAK life into any dead situation we are facing! Our words are our Power!
So, while Danniesha is proud to be a Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; proud to be a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and minor in Psychology; proud to have a Master’s of Public Administration; proud to be a Notary Public; proud to have 13 plus years in legal and property management experience; proud to have implemented several programs that aide single mothers needing low income housing; proud to specialize in credit repair, workplace readiness, and GED Preparation training; proud to have had and continue to have opportunities to work small to large state and federal court cases; proud to have been honored by the Mayor and the City of Pine Bluff; proud to have Dec. 28th recognized as “I Am Girls Empowerment'' Day by the City; proud to have mentor partnership with Jefferson County Juvenile Justice Center; proud to have hosted countless events in the community; proud to have provided and continue to provide scholarship funding for girls in the community; and proud to be a member of Life Abundance Ministries Church where she is an active member and leader over the singles ministry; “IF” Danniesha must boast in ANYTHING, she will boast ONLY in the power of Jesus Christ and him alone! Boasting in the power that he has given her to say with Godly pride that since the birth and creation of “I Am Girls Empowerment, Inc.” on Dec. 28th, 2018, that:
I Am Love
I Am Happy
I Am Strong
I Am Healed
I Am Blessed
I Am Beautiful
I Am Educated
I Am Prosperous
I Am Enterprising
I Am God-Fearing
I Am A Virtuous Woman
I Am Not Easily Broken
I Am More Than A Conqueror
I Am Danniesha Murphy M.P.A, NALP, HCCP
And I Am Girls Empowerment ❤