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Cancer Touched Down

Motivational speaker Belinda Salley was born on May19, 1968, in Newark, New Jersey. She’s the mother of two beautiful daughters, Darnajah Edmond (twenty) and Dasia Edmond (seventeen years old). She graduated from Frank H. Morrell High School in Irvington, New Jersey. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Montclair State University and joined the Finer Women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated. After graduating, she secured a job at Essex County Division of Welfare in March of 1994 as a family service worker. While working, Salley continued her education at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey where she graduated in 2014.

She received her master’s degree in Public Administration in 2020. Salley is also an active member in The Order of Eastern Star. Salley was diagnosed with stage three invasive lobular carcinoma breast cancer and went from depression to designer when she created a sneaker and clothing line to challenge others to “BCourageous.”


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Instagram @bcourageous_

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