Author & Writer
Bio: I am Veronica B. Walker (Roni Taileur), an African-american woman born in Harlem and raised in Hell. I was born on April 8, which makes me headstrong enough to have integrity to carry out my independence. I’m adventurous, competent, ambitious, and a selfless Woman. I’m 49 years old. I’m a mother of one daughter and grandmother of two.
Taileur is my adopted name and at the precious age of fourteen I was taken by my daughter’s father and became pregnant. When my alcoholic mother realized and found out I was already five months pregnant. She nearly killed me by slicing me up trying to give me an abortion with a kitchen butcher’s knife because no hospital would perform the operation. My mother put me in the New York Foundling hospital for pregnant women; so I could finish school and have my baby. I was pretty much on my own and placed in foster care with my daughter where soon after my foster parents adopted my daughter and I.
I didn’t have a father figure growing up because my daddy died the day before I turned four years old. My mother didn’t teach me about the facts of life and my brothers and sisters weren’t sibling figures because they were much older and into themselves. I began dreaming of my future when I had my daughter.
When you dream ~ you imagine.. When you imagine ~ you are hoping for a result to happen.
I imagined leaving all my scars behind so that I could have a better mentality to deal with society emotionally. I imagined becoming a writer for the world to admire my talents. I knew I had accomplished something special when I gave birth to my daughter at fifteen years old. I realized I had to find the strength within me to become a mother. I also know I’m an accomplishment; because I published my first book “Scars Left Behind by Any Means”. My book is a healing mechanism for me to reflect on how I survived through my trials and tribulations. I normally don’t get taken out of character but if I do it’s probably because I felt an injustice towards me. I maintain a level of focus by keeping in constant prayer. Praying keeps me from being distracted and steadfast on the right path of humanity. The will power to become a survivor is a purpose I have within my calling.
Interview with Veronica Taileur
Dhylles Davis: Who is Veronica?
Veronia Taileur: I am Veronica Brenda Roni Walker (Taileur) An African American woman who is 49 years old, a woman of integrity, independent, intelligent, mature, wise, competent, headstrong, ambitious, adventurous, selfless. A mother of one daughter and grandmother of two. Taileur is my adopted name.
Dhylles: When did you realize you were born an accomplishment?
Veronica: I didn’t realize I was born an accomplishment until Coach Dhylles Davis instilled it in me. Growing up I was never told I was anything. Now I realize I was born an accomplishment because I’ve really accomplished having a child, and writing a book, an becoming An Author of “Scars Left Behind by Any Means”. I accomplished maintaining my apartment on my own. I accomplished keeping a job. I accomplished keeping my sanity through the trails I endured.
Dhylles: When was the last time you were taken out of your character?
Veronica: Last time I was taken out of my character was when I became upset; because I felt neglected from not being picked from a video that I supported a cause for. I realize that everyone couldn’t be picked so I maintained a clearer view.
Dhylles: How do you maintain a level of focus and keep from being distracted?
Veronica: I maintain a level of focus by keeping in constant prayer. Praying keeps me from being distracted an on the right path of humanity.
Dhylles: Thanks so much for sharing Veronica! Much appreciation.