Dorma McGruder lives a lifetime love of words, writing and speaking, whether telling her story or the story of another. She is committed to using her suffering to strengthen, life, teach and help:
- People of Color
- Marginalized Members of Society
- Urban Youth
recognize and build on their inborn value.
After suffering and praying in silence, conquering a 10-year abusive relationship, Dorma McGruder put pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, and voice to microphone to remind others that they are not alone. Sharing parts of her life and helping others express theirs, gives them power to overcome the impossible! After 50 years she continues to comfort, strengthen, lift, encourage and teach others by writing and speaking about what she has gained, lost, struggled with and won – through her poetry, articles, stories and continued book publishing.
Her father was a United States Marine serving in the Korean War. Her mother was a Registered Nurse receiving her Nursing license in impossible times. Both were avid readers and showed her the power of reading and writing words. Her heart and writing remain focused on helping others reveal, unwrap and use the power and authority that is inside of them. Whether they need to heal, change or listen, Dorma’s pen stays ready.
Dorma’s published books to date
One Bad Decision – Thank God For Closed Doors – Prayer Is Not Enough
Books scheduled for 2018 publication
One Million Seconds – Secret Bleeding – Fire Faith & Favor – What If?
Dorma’s love for writing and storytelling brings academicians, clergy, and more to read and listen to her speak before groups of 10 to 100,000. The perfect storms of life wrapped in Dorma’s determination to keep writing have been the masterpieces of her love for people. No matter where she is, she always has a pen and paper. She spends time loving her words and they love her.
Dorma’s decades of transformational writing, speaking, publishing have garnered her readers and listeners from Detroit to the Philippines who follow her example, conquer and grow from her outstanding books and presentations. A gifted self-published author and speaker, she smoothly adapts to audiences from 10 to 10,000 in multiple venues. Her outstanding academic foundation and lifelong learning assure her presentations are relevant, current, well-organized, whether teaching a workshop, participating in a panel discussion or delivering a keynote speech. Dorma firmly believes:
“We all start out believing we can do anything. As children, even if we are cautious about some activities, we are fearless about much, including our dreams. Life happens. People teach us limitations. Dorma helps to undo all of the teaching and limits because that is what she had to do for herself. It can be done. It must be done. It will be done. Let’s start our journey.”