She’s All Caught Up! is a cautionary tale for young people enamoured by the fast life and for older folkes who love them. The memoir tells of the negative influences that swayed the early life of author Jamila T. Davis (creator of the Voices of Consequences Enrichment Series). She is currently serving a 151 month federal sentence for her role in multi-million dollar bank fraud scheme.
“Growing up it was always clear that Jamila Davis was going places. Supported by her loving family she excelled in school and dance and dreamed of someday going to the Fame High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan. She sang in the Sunbeam Choir at church and loved every minute of it. Her stories of childhood road trips with a father who refused to stop for anything but gas had me laughing out loud as I remembered my own family vacations spent cross legged in the station wagon praying to hold it until we finally stopped.
But not everyone in Jamila’s life is on the straight and narrow, and she gets a taste for money and the thug life early on. As she gets older she quickly gets caught up in a life of fast money and huge risks, of drugs and gangs and teen pregnancy. And then in an instant, it all came to a screeching halt as Jamila is arrested on charges of drug possession.
It’s a personal, often heartbreaking tale of a young girl’s coming of age in the worst way. it is also a powerful lesson about the consequences that arise from making poor life choices. Jamila’s candor and openness about the path that led her to a prison cell make this a fascinating story, as well as a cautionary tale of how seductive easy money can be and that good kids from good families are not immune to making extremely bad decisions.” – Amazon Reviewer
About the Author
Jamila T. Davis, born and raised in Jamaica Queens, New York, is a motivational speaker and the creator of the Voices of Consequences Enrichment Series for incarcerated women. Through her powerful delivery, Davis illustrates the real-life lessons and consequences that result from poor choices. She also provides the techniques and strategies that she personally has utilized to dethrone negative thinking patterns, achieve emotional healing, and restoration and growth. Davis is no stranger to triumphs and defeats. By the age of 25, she utilized her business savvy and street smarts to rise to the top of her field, becoming a lead go-to person in the Hip-Hop Music Industry and a self-made millionaire through real estate investments. Davis lived a care-free lavish lifestyle, surrounded by rap stars, professional sports figures and other well known celebrities. All seemed well until the thorn of materialism clouded Davis’ judgments and her business shortcuts backfired, causing her self-made empire to crumble. Davis was convicted of bank fraud, for her role in a multi-million dollar bank fraud scheme, and sentenced to 12 1/2 years in federal prison. Davis’ life was in a great shambles as she faced the obstacle of imprisonment. While living in a prison cell, stripped of all her worldly possessions, and abandoned by most of her peers, she was forced to deal with the root of her dilemmas- her own inner self. Davis searched passionately for answers and strategies to heal and regain her self-confidence, and to discover her life’s purpose. She utilized her formal training from Lincoln University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, along with her real-life post-incarceration experiences and documented her discoveries. Revealing the tools, techniques and strategies she used to heal, Davis composed a series of books geared to empower women. Davis’ goal is to utilize her life experiences to uplift, inspire and empower her audience to achieve spiritual and emotional wholeness and become their very best, despite their dilemmas and past obstacles.