I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.
— Maya Angelou
was born in Morristown, New Jersey. Born to two strong Caribbean parents, she was raised with a strong sense of family. Tanya spent many summers in Jamaica with her maternal grandparents where this sense of family was imprinted on her from an early age. She witnessed the close family bonds and knew that when she grew up that was the life she would have. She knew that she would always want for her children what she had as a young child even still today.
When Tanya Armstrong was a little girl, she wanted what most girls wanted, a loyal loving husband, children, to be surrounded by family in a quaint little house with a white picket fence. She spent her younger years searching for Mr. Right, and thought she found him when she walked down the aisle. Imagine her surprise when he turned out to be Mr. Wrong. She spent years trying to make her home life the one she dreamed of as a child. But it wasn’t until she OWNED her contribution to the failed relationship that she was able to break free and live the life of her dreams.
Being on her own has made Tanya a stronger woman, and a better mother to her children. She is a role model to her three daughters showing them that you should never settle for less just to say you are someone’s wife. A real man will love you for your strengths and will treat you with respect, but first you have to love and respect yourself. To her sons, she shows them a strong woman. They learn that they do not need to run around with many different women to make themselves feel like men. They also know how to respect themselves and all women.
The Moment I Decided to OWN IT, is one woman’s story of how she courageously took a step forward to reclaim her life by being completely honest about her OWN stuff. She shares that story with you so that you can also live fearlessly in the wake of a broken relationship and OWN your position of power as a woman of purpose.
So when they ask you what your name is from now on that’s exactly how you respond! To God be the glory for the VICTORY that he has already given. Walk in it!
originates from Mt. Airy, PA and is the mother of one handsome son. She is an educator and has been in the field for over three years and prior to that she was in the banking industry for over fourteen years. She is a saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost woman on fire for God. Her heart and passion is not only for Him but for uplifting and motivating woman to see past their hurt, pain and disappointment and walk in the destiny that God has for their lives.
Before Victory found her true calling she was a devoted wife (to the man that God told her was her husband) and loving mother to her son and then life took an unexpected turn where disappointment, hurt and failure was creeping in. Her marriage ended in divorce and she found her herself a single parent and not understanding God’s plan, especially since she heard from God that this is man was her husband. As she began to pour out her heart to God and ask him for his guidance and the purpose of why she was walking the path he put her on, it was in those moments he showed her his plans. She began to mentor women, she started a weekly prayer line for women, she started a clothing line called MY Name is Victory, a tutoring service and before you knew it she was the embodiment of the Proverbs 31 woman.
But God was not done with her yet, he then began to deal with her about her ex-husband and woke her up one night at 3am and had her intercede on his behalf in prayer and reluctantly she did. And a few hours later because of her obedience to God’s voice her phone rang, she answered and her ex was on the phone telling her he wanted to work towards reconciliation. (She what happens when you are obedient to God’s voice).
Today they are working on rebuilding their union and restoration in their marriage because what man thought was over, God stepped in.
Her Philosophy is
Victory is the result of pushing through stress and pain and overcoming the battles you’ve faced in your spiritual walk, your friendships, your family, your separation, your divorce, your child custody case, your finances, your job loss, your infertility issues, your abuse, your addictions and your diagnosis. You are making a declaration to yourself and the world that you are FREE to LIVE and NOT WORRY about the battle you may be facing because God has your back. Your name has changed to VICTORY!