“Every precious gem has facets. When the light hits one just right, those facets make it sparkle perfectly. Look closely for a little while longer; there is more to me than meets the eye, and the light is just about right.”
Tonya Dwan Floyd (formerly Shields) was born August 23, 1970 in Washington, DC. She grew up in the inner city, graduated from Theodore Roosevelt Senior High in 1988, and briefly attended the University of the District of Columbia. She is now a student at UMUC where she majors in Communications and Business Management. Tonya comes from a large family, and has three younger brothers. She still resides in the Washington, DC area. Her hobbies include bowling; watching football (How ’bout them Cowboys?!), basketball (Go Wizards!), and most other sports; working puzzles; playing board games; and of course, writing. The most rewarding hobbies are those which include spending time with her family.
Tonya has written editorials on various topics for the Prince George’s Post newspaper. She is truly a versatile woman. She was a contributor to a women’s blog in 2009 and 2010, where she discussed a variety of issues from her unique woman’s perspective. She has brought that information home and expanded the blog here to include specific women’s issues as well as other topics. No topic is really off-limits. Her belief is that people have more in common than we realize, and through open communication and sharing we can bridge those gaps, help each other, and expand our learning potential.