( ENSPIRE She Did That ) Dacia James Lewis Publishes The Game of Life, Which Tackles the Taboo Subject of Waiting by Taking Us Through Her Wait Journey
ENSPIRE Contributor: Anastasia Hanna
The Game of Life: Releasing the Weight When God Says Wait by motivational speaker and Hollywood choreographer Dacía James Lewis is a humorous yet candid first-person account about infertility, relationships, careers, and more. This self-help book provides the tools anyone can use to get through their own waiting season in life.
Dacía is is no stranger to putting herself out there. She is a creative executioner known for her professional poise, outgoing personality, and infectious smile. After graduating from Texas State University with a BS in Sociology, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her passion of working in the entertainment industry. It’s here where she started her career as a production assistant while continuing to train as a dancer.
In her Hollywood career, and as the owner of D.O.P. Entertainment, she has served as a creative director and choreographer on multiple marketing campaigns for brands such as Weight Watchers and Pantene Pro-V and has choreographed and graced stages with artists such as Tracee Ellis Ross, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Kanye West, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, and many more. The Atlanta resident was most recently seen in Coming 2 America and Genius: Aretha.
Expressing herself through dance is something that has always come naturally to her, and now it’s her words that are moving the masses. She is self-published under her Women Wives Warriors company, an organization that inspires women all over the world to reach their potential in spirit, soul, and body. After immediate success, her first book The Game of Life: Releasing the Weight When God Says Wait is available in wide release on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or DaciaJames.com.
Inspired by the candor of Gabrielle Union, Chrissy Teigen, and other women in the public eye, the motivational speaker opens up about her experience with infertility as she takes us through her wait journey. Dacía hopes that sharing her story will normalize speaking about an issue that affects about nine percent of men and 11 percent of women of reproductive age in the United States.
While this book covers her very personal experience with the topic, The Game of Life offers so much more and is relatable to everyone feeling stuck, whether it has to do with dreams not coming true or pressures they may face from family and society about relationships or career. The reasons may be different, but the waiting game still feels the same.
In addition, it’s Dacía’s humorous, quick-witted “Rules of Engagement” section that encourages conscious conversation and gives practical communication tools to use with those around you that may be in a waiting season. “There is something for everyone in this book. It’s enlightenment on a taboo subject, encouragement for those disappointed by life’s blows, and an education for people that need to be reminded of the ‘Rules of Engagement’,” author Dacía James Lewis says.
When The Game of Life author is not on television and film sets, she is busy creating content for her company and/or serving youth ministries. Dacía teaches and speaks worldwide at dance studios, universities, conferences, and various church events. She resides in Atlanta with her husband Walter and is currently getting her MA in writing and digital communication.