Mara Prose Monday Edition: Meet singer, songwriter & entertainment genius Elexi!

It began with one woman’s struggle, a dream, a wish, a vision and is evolving into stardom.

Meet Elexi!


Born Alexis Arielle Adrian Williams, she began to hone her performance skills while in high school.  In her senior year, she was hailed “musician of the year” and  has been making musical strides every since.  It comes as no surprise, since Alexis’ (stage name Elexi) very own mother is also blessed with musical brillance, Lisa Adrian, aka Adrian Fairlight.

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Elexi’s mother, Lisa Adrian was formerly in a band with Perri “Pebbles” Reid called Software.  The band was disbanded when Pebbles decided to pursue a solo career.  She was also on the album cover of Vicious Rumors, Timex social club (but not affiliated with the band).

Lisa was later signed to an artist development deal with TouchTone productions and they did a joint venture with JOE AND HARRY GANTZ to make a music video for her song “Bad Dream”.  The video was shot at the Federal Building in San Francisco; a famous landmark.  At this time, the Gantz brothers were just starting out but they are now EMMY AWARD WINNING film producers who address very serious topics.

Despite all this, Lisa did not get a record deal since labels felt she posed too much of a risk.   The labels felt she was too white for the R& B sound.

But the dream continues…



Following in her mother’s footsteps, Elexi is forging her own path as an artist.  She is determined to be an entrepreneur now that artists are able to create their own businesses and release their own music.  Her goal is to be an ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEY and she is currently attending college to make that dream come true.


Elexi is also steadily building an impressive music career.  The Elexi Agenda involves being a POSITIVE ROLE MODEL for girls, women, and all other artists.  Advocating for the rights of artists is extremely important to her.  She wants to address serious topics like the Gantz brothers do.

Elexi is learning by starting from the bottom and what the process truly entails. She is consistently challenging herself to learn how to be the best Entertainment Attorney, who can help artists at all levels, not just the top.  Elexi and Lisa will be the first to tell you that figuring out how to do all this from the ground up has been daunting.  There are no clear instructions because technology and the game changes weekly.  Lisa has passed on her knowledge to her daughter from her previous experience in the industry and her motto is:  YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!

I feel her fans are really resonating with her because she exudes confidence, empowerment and girl power!  Her lyrics are whimsical and fun; they take you through  The Masks We Wear (A Mara Prose Poem) as women:  “Take that mask off, flick it back, look at it cause it’s gone when I say so…”  In recent years, Elexi was invited to perform and record as a featured vocalist on two singles by AM Kidd (who is currently being considered for a grammy nomination)  “Due For Love

and “You Wrote Me”.

Elexi Music recently co-produced a music video (GYGG) with Adrian Cicerone of Rookhill Production to showcase her talents and promote her first single release.

GYGG is a fun song for girl bonding.  It is all about letting your hair down and having no expectations.  I believe we can expect longevity from this talented artist – she is out to change the game and I believe she will do just that.  You can follow all her strides at ~ Mara Prose

Facebook:  Elexi Music
Twitter: @lifewithelexi


Chico’s Cancer Awareness Fashion Show

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On Sunday, October 8th, 2017, I had the pleasure of being asked to blog for my former manager and now friend, A’Cynthia Villery – store manager of Chico’s Pearland Town Square in Houston, Texas.

This was such a special event because our models were actual cancer survivors and it was truly a blessing to interact with such profound women.  On display that entire day, were women with prolific strength, determination and strong wills to live.

I am so proud to have been a part of this event and be able to share it with my Prosers.  I will now allow the stories to speak for themselves.  ~ Author Mara Prose

Pretty Girls With Cancer

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Meet Kandice Survivor Chick Rose the Co-Founder & Executive Director Pretty Girls With Cancer. Her non-profit runs strictly on donations that support women with cancer year round. After you read her story and feel in your heart that you want to make a difference by supporting Pretty Girls With Cancer contact Kandice today at  Please do not forget to click on the “Our Story” section and read Kandice’s amazing story of survival, passion and purpose.

Cindy Ram
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Let me introduce you to cancer survivor Cindy Ram of Pretty Girls With Cancer that modeled at the Chico’s Cancer Awareness Fashion Show.  She is a 34 year old Harris County Deputy Constable at Precinct 5, who was diagnosed right before her 33rd birthday.

Tina Russell

Tina Russell is another cancer survivor with Pretty Girls With Cancer that modeled.  She has a family history of cancer. Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer February 2009 and her father diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer August 2011, later to lose his earthly life to cancer and to gain his Heavenly life with God Sept 2012. Tina, herself was diagnosed a year later, August 2013 with Triple Negative Breast Cancer DCIS stage 1 and underwent a left mastectomy.  What a phenomenal woman is she!!

Diamone Broussard
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Diamone Broussard is a cancer survivor with Pretty Girls With Cancer; another amazing model for the event.  Diamone Broussard is a mother of two, business owner ( embellished apparel and jewelry), Breast Cancer Blogger and Awareness Advocate ( and as of this year, a survivor of stage 3 breast cancer!

Tamiko Byrd
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Tamiko Byrd is also a cancer survivor with Pretty Girls With Cancer.  A wellness challenge by her employer sent Tamiko, a breastfeeding mom, to her college health services department to complete wellness documents- October 13, 2015 changed her life- she was immediately scheduled for her first mammogram, subsequent biopsy the next day, and on October 26, 2015 diagnosed with Stage III Metastatic Breast Cancer! In disbelief- her college health services scheduled a 2nd opinion at MD Anderson on November 4th, 2015, where two additional tumors were found and her diagnoses was upgraded to Stage IV.  Praise God this beautiful, vivacious woman still graces the world with her presence!

Andrea Bradford
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Andrea Bradford a cancer survivor with Pretty Girls With Cancer, was first diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in June of 2014.  She is currently in remission but through her faith in God, she considers herself cured.  Married to Melvin Bradford, Pastor of Calvary Hill Christian Center Church in MIssouri City, TX; she has 2 children, Melvin Bradford, Jr., and Adrianne Kendrick and 2 beautiful grandchildren, Halo, and Harper.  God is good!

Kitty Lane
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Kitty Lane aka Raven Binkley with Pretty Girls With Cancer who modeled at the Chico’s Cancer Awareness Fashion Show was diagnosed with AML Leukemia 2012 and a recipient of a Bone Marrow Transplant from her brother.  As of September 2017 (after 5 long years), she is in TOTAL REMISSION!

Angel Chenier
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Let me introduce you to another one of our models at the Chico’s Cancer Awareness Fashion Show featuring Pretty Girls With Cancer Angel Chenier.  She is a 5 month survivor who was diagnosed 12/16/16 with Stage I Bilateral Breast Cancer – Ductal right breast and Ductal and Lobular left breast; detected through an Annual Screening.  Her mother, Becky Chenier, lost her battle with lung cancer on February 4, 2015.  Angel loves to make gift baskets and plan children’s events.

Thank you ladies for sharing time, your stories and your strength with us!

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Special Guest Speakers at Chico’s Cancer Awareness Fashion Show

Dr. Sabrina Echols – Elliott
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Dr. Sabrina Echols-Elliott is a family medicine doctor in Houston, Texas. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Cindy Keller
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Cindy Keller is owner of CVM Fierce Fitness, LLC.  She is here to help you achieve a balanced lifestyle: spiritually, mentally & physically without breaking your bank or becoming frustrated with the process.  Visit her Facebook page today and get signed to Get Right and Get Tight!

Author Mara Prose
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Author Mara Prose is not only an author; but a blogger, poet and now radio show host.  She has a new podcast in development and her first book is due out shortly after the first of the year (2018).  Chico’s is one of her favorite stores and she is always happy to blog for all the fashion show events.  You can follow all her upcoming endeavors at





Author Mara Prose vs Nate Campbell: The Battle Royale for Feminism

On Saturday, October 14th, 2017, I had the pleasure of being a guest on Experience the Galaxxy with Nate Campbell.  It was my first time being live on air.  I went back and watched bits and pieces of the videos and there is a lot I missed because I had a hard time hearing.  However, thankfully I am a blogger and can redeem myself.

5141b1839f3c8484cf510750044366f7--boxing-gloves-tattoo-boxing-tattoos Round One Goes To Nate
We started our discussion with healthcare.  Nate and his co-host John feel passionately about the current state of healthcare.  I wasn’t truly prepared for this discussion, but I cannot disagree with either one of them.   Before I officially went live, John made a good point that the executive order President Trump signed into office last week, scraping critical healthcare subsidies will have a negative impact on already sky high premiums.  The further discussion of this topic can be saved for the debut of Prosey’s Podcast with Mara Prose & Nicky W.!

5141b1839f3c8484cf510750044366f7--boxing-gloves-tattoo-boxing-tattoos Round Two Is A Tie
The Boy Scouts, a 107-year-old organization, announced  last Wednesday that young girls will be allowed to join Cub Scouts and that older girls will be eligible to earn the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.  “The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls,” Boy Scouts of America said in a statement.  The BSA said the expansion will help busy families consolidate programs for their children.  On Wednesday, the Girl Scouts responded to the this announcement without a direct reference to the Boy Scouts.  “The need for female leadership has never been clearer or more urgent than it is today — and only Girl Scouts has the expertise to give girls and young women the tools they need for success,” Girl Scouts USA said.

Boy Scouts to allow girls to join

Nate and I agree there is no need for this consolidation.  The Girls Scouts can gain recognition on their own merits without merging with an all boys club.  While I understand the points that have been made in various articles justifying this incorporation.


5141b1839f3c8484cf510750044366f7--boxing-gloves-tattoo-boxing-tattoos Round Three Mara Prose Dominates
Once we worked out the kinks and started to get into more of a rhythm of discussion, Nate was finally able to get to know the real Mara Prose and some of my stances on Feminism.  I do not believe that the feminist movement has caused backlash on the black male from the black female.  I believe the movement has been incorrectly utilized at times, even resulting in some regression (can we say Slut Walk) but for the most part it has been very necessary for women’s equality in a male dominated world.  While race plays a major factor in all topics across the board, my purpose was to relay the message and bring a voice to our plights that they should not be downplayed or belittled.  In my opinion, as a feminist it is my job to empower, encourage and educate other females to progress in a system that was not built for them.  It is a misconception in my opinion that feminists are out to bash men, we simply want our fair share of the pie.  I believe if we worked together as opposed to against one another, these type of movements could give way to even bigger issues facing our country.
Overall, I believe Nate and I agree, it is not about who wins or loses, it is about beginning the necessary conversations to heal and progress.  We both wanted to start a dialogue that we hope was received and its purpose understood.
I truly want to thank Nate Campbell for allowing me to be a part of his show that deals with the uncomfortable topics many shy away from and fail to address.  Will there be a rematch, you ask?  I am game if he is, lol!  You can check out the entire discussion here via
Until next time,
Mara Prose


How do I believe in LOVE again?

As I was watching one of my favorite tv shows, (Sex and the City of course lol), I related to the Charlotte character lamenting about harboring animosity towards her ex-husband for destroying her faith in ever finding love again.  She was afraid to put herself out there, but desperately wanted to find a new love.

This made me think: how do we regain our faith in love after a tragic heartbreak?   How do we pick up the pieces and move on without carrying the baggage with us?  It’s funny how you think about the beginning at the end, but you never stop and think about the end at the beginning.  We all want to believe and enjoy an everlasting love but sadly, all things must come to an end one way or another.

The beginning of relationships contain so much hope, euphoria and optimism.  At the end of a relationship, no matter how amicable, we can fall into the trap of questioning, doubt and hopelessness.  Our truth becomes love does not actually conquer all, and the very emotion that was once our ally turns into our enemy.

First and foremost, to believe in love again, you must heal first.  Do not rebound by rushing into another relationship, you will only delay the healing process.  I know this is easier said than done but it is imperative for your overall mental and future relationship health.  You need to take time to process it all and work through your own internal demons.  I feel you should also accept responsiblity for your part in the demise of the relationship.  Too few of us actually accept partial blame, and instead wind up perpetual victims to the wrong relationships.  Honestly, I am not saying anything that hasn’t been said before, but it is always nice to have certain messages reiterated.

Secondly, I believe it is imperative to surround yourself with the right people – the encourager, those who embrace, the empathetic and all those who are determined to uplift you and see you through a heartbreak.  This is the time to release the clingers, the ME first people and all those draining individuals that do nothing but drag you down into the dumps with them.  Look, this will be the time you start to reconstruct the jigsaw pieces of your life’s puzzle.  It is perfectly acceptable to be selfish during this time and nurse your wounds.

Lastly and most importantly, do not give up on love if it is of utmost importance to you.  There should be nothing that should come between you and your ultimate goal if you focus and continually make wise decisions.  Just remember to proceed with caution, be selective and choose wisely.  And above all else, pray and allow God to guide your steps – meaning keep Him first and everything else will fall into place.

As I stated before, I am not saying anything that has not been said before.  Believe me, I know how hard it is to follow this guidance.  I am in the current stage of if it has a hint of commitment, I run for the hills.  Of course, part of it is commit-phobia but the other part is I am simply not ready to embrace another relationship.  The remnants of my marriage are too fresh and I do not feel I would do anyone any justice by attempting to date and chance someone catching too deep of feelings at this point and time in my life.  For now, I have all the love I need in my life and there is no room for anyone else.

So how do you believe in love again after heartbreak?  You heal, you grow, you learn and then you love again.

~ Author Mara Prose

Mara Prose Monday: Finding your inner strength in the midst of chaos…

First and foremost, let’s say a prayer in remembrance of 9/11, for Houston flood victims and for Miami.

Mara Prose Announcements:

Please be sure to tune into the Roku Channel: The Book Trailer Channel (Twitter @TBTC_TV ‏) to view my book trailer on your big screen!  See my first reaction to it below:

New Projects in Development:

  • Mara Prose App – the book will also be sold from here in addition to my website.  I am still deciding what else I want to do with the app, so stay tuned.
  • New Writing Projects – I will be ghostwriting a cookbook, a memoir and I also have a new memoir-ish book I am 9 chapters into while continuing to work on Book 2 of the The Davenports.
  • Mara Prose You Tube Channel – is now LIVE with only videos of my book trailers at the moment but will soon include 5 – 15 minute segments of me discussing various topics.

Topic for Today: Finding your inner strength in the midst of chaos

Adversity builds strength and character.  Who you really are as a person will reveal itself in the midst of chaos, tragedy and loss.  The catastrophic hurricanes that have hit Houston and Miami have definitely tested the limits of everyone’s stress thresholds.  It was a blessing to see so many coming together to help each other through the storms.  It restored some of my faith in humanity.

So how do you find your inner strength in the midst of chaos?  First, you must identify your touchstone and it must be worth fighting for at all costs.  During the worst times of my life, it is my children who keep me fighting – in particular my son who never allows me to give up.  If I see worry on his face about me, it gives me the swift kick in the ass I need to get myself in gear and keep forging ahead.  Thank you Xavier Floyd for being your momma’s touchstone.
These storms are much like the storms we all go through in life.  It is up to you to persevere.

Until next time, stay safe, love thy neighbor and never lose your inner strength.

~ Author Mara Prose

Thursday Thoughts: Wobbegong (A Mara Prose Poem)

Picture courtesy of Tokyo Ghoul Wiki – Fandom

You are motionless in your emotions
You give no chase, you only entice
Your duality camouflages who you really are
You prey on the weak and diminish the strong
Your attack is not expected, your victim is left severely wounded
And although you are slow to pounce
You can devour a soul in a fraction of a second
Your third eye is not wisdom, it is deceit
You are a bottom dwelling succubus
Your bite is often unprovoked
Your ambush is renowned and your victims are many
You will suck your lover’s heart dry and go on to the next
The lover will be left exhausted, jaded and in extreme pain
Oh Wobbegong, why do you feed on the weak and strong alike?
Mend your heart, nourish your soul, find a true passion
You feel empty because you are empty
Your sole purpose is to consume but you are never fulfilled
Oh Wobbegong, sorry to say you will never rise to the top
Your place is designated to the bottom
You cannot ride the backs of others
So go back to your corner and hide
Because Wobbegong, you are nothing but a bottom
dwelling leech waiting for your next casualty

wobbegong shark

~ Author Mara Prose

Mara Prose Monday: The Davenports: A Battle of Wills Book Trailer I


I am so happy and excited to release the initial book trailer for my upcoming book! Anyone who knows me, knows I go BIG or I Go Home.  Therefore, this is just the first in a series of book trailers that are meant to capture the attention of all my Prosers and potential readers.  Each trailer will offer different teasers, but only enough to spark your curiosity.  Thank you in advance for following me on this journey.  ~ Author Mara Prose