About Me

Author, Blogger, and Entrepreneur


Resilient Inspired Spiritual Excellence (R.I.S.E.) was founded by Shakera Williams to foster inspiration and the power of resilience and its ability to move you past adversity.

I am an author, blogger, entrepreneur, and survivor of mental illness. I have earned two degrees. My degrees are a Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

I have written two books about my experiences battling mental illness and overcoming it while pursuing higher education. This is captured in my short memoir, “The Dealt Hand”.

I started this blog to inspire and encourage women or whoever comes across my blog that they are not alone. I make an effort to incorporate scriptures that add the necessary encouragement that inspires others. I want to show my readers that we can find a connection with our struggles through God’s word. I want my readers to feel empowered and not defeated.


The Dealt Hand: The Story of My Battle with Mental Illness

The Art of Resilience: Overcoming the Challenges of Life

Resilient Inspired Spiritual Excellence: R.I.S.E.


I am always available via email you can private message me on Instagram and find me on Facebook under my name. Links to my social media pages are here and on my homepage.





Shakera Williams

Resilient Inspired Spiritual Excellence