I’m transferring my blog over to WordPress and moving over my old posts… check this out from 12/22/10

I made some mistakes three years ago and inadvertently hurt someone I love dearly.  The next few years were filled with them covering their hurt by ignoring me and a series of dangerous activities every one of which hurt me back…but the ignoring hurt me more.  As I go on TV and smile for the camera, as I stand in front of audiences and promote my book, my heart cries…and nobody knows…


I’m Summer Owens, and my passion is helping youth and young adults realize success no matter what obstacles they face. As an international resilience and leadership keynote speaker, author, S.O. What! Success Coach, and creator of the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum, I empower people to say, “So what!” to even their greatest challenges.  provide a framework to help people see past their challenges and focus on solutions using the S.O. What! Success System (Overcome Obstacles + Eliminate Excuses + Calculate Choices = S.O. What! Success). Through keynotes, workshops, books, online courses, and workbooks, I use life’s challenges and my own story of resilience as a rape survivor and teen mom success story to help others confidently pursue their dreams.

Looking for an inspiring college motivational speaker? A high school literacy curriculum? A middle school life skills workbook? A great example for teen mothers? A women’s empowerment or single mother’s conference speaker?  I’m your girl and will help any audience say, “S.O. What!”.