Personal:Dr. Bosworth has overcome childhood tragedy, adolescent eating disorders/ body image issues & adult interpersonal violence. Through reframing those experiences, she has transformed herself into the self-proclaimed Queen of Self-Esteem. She attributes her healing and evolution to writing as an outlet, strong mentors, and giving back.
Professional: Brenda's Child began her first job in human services at 19, and since then she has worked with youth and families in several capacities, from crisis intervention to family stabilization. She has collaborated with and consulted for with the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Youth Services, after school programs, Job Corps, summer camps, and community centers. In 2006, she established her own arts and mentoring program, KYDS -Keep Youth Dreaming and Striving.In 2010 she published her memoir and parenting advice book- The Right Amount of Sunshine...Cultivating Little Girls into Young Ladies With a special education teacher certification, Dr. Bosworth has been teaching in alternative high schools for 15 years and is also an adjunct professor. She has B.A. in Sociology, and an M.S. in Nonprofit and Philanthropy, and a PhD in Social and Community Service. Her research of course, involves young women.Brenda's Child has been a longtime contributor for the monthly publication
An African-American Point of View Newspaper. Her parenting and self-esteem articles are have been featured on Blackandmarriedwithkids.com and ForHarriet.com
She was also an original columnist for Lioness Magazine
Using her pen name, Brenda's Child. Dr. Bosworth began sharing her poetry in front of audiences, with hopes of inspiring them to overcome similar obstacles. With little bit of brass, plenty of bold, and the right amount of vulnerability, she has performed as a spoken word artist all over from her hometown of Springfield, MA to San Diego, CA. In 2007 she published her first poetry collection. Since then she has published 10 more books of various genres, all with similar themes of
H.E.R.S ( Health, Empowerment, Resiliency, Self-worth).