Ajamou Butler is a motivational speaker, a community activist, educator, spoken word artist, & most importantly, a father. His most recent awards and accomplishments include a 2 year contract with Marquette University Upward Bound teaching a creative writing course, being awarded by Madison365 as one of the 2017 top 35 most influential African Americans in Wisconsin and his continued partnership with the city wide school district of La Crosse, WI. He was inspired to write Destine To Be Me after he discovered the startling data about the lack of representation of Black and Brown children in children’s books.
After founding Heal the Hood MKE in 2012, Ajamou committed himself to creating positive and uplifting images of Black and Brown people living in inner city communities. As a Milwaukee native, he has spent more than half of his life working in and serving the community and people that he loves. He sees the release of this book as another act of servant-hood. His hope is that children that look like his son can see themselves represented on the pages of the book and feel validated and beautiful being just who they were created to be.