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This Is Only A Test

Chris-Tia Donaldson knows what it means to work tirelessly for success. Going from Detroit to Harvard University (twice) to founding a successful hair care company, and facing brutal trials like breast cancer along the way, she embodies the kind of strength so many women in America aspire to have—and knows how their challenges can create remarkable perspective, calm, and understanding.  In This is Only a Test, Chris-Tia reflects on her journey as a black woman in corporate America and shares the lessons that life has taught her. From faith, family, and relationships to the importance of embracing gifts and working under pressure, she shows how all woman can follow their dreams while still staying true to her own needs, physically and emotionally—letting the world go and finding her own pace. Every woman’s path is different. But the way to get there is the same–heads up, relying on her true self, and, ultimately, pursuing her dreams.


This memoir talks about:

  • How Chris-Tia built a multi-million dollar beauty business while holding down her day job in corporate America before having a side hustle was a thing
  • How she got her products into Target
  • How not prioritizing self-care had a significant impact on her health
  • Losing her mom 60 days before starting freshman year at Harvard
  • The challenges that come with dating as a successful black woman and finding love in your 30s
  • The impact social media has on your self-esteem
  • How faith sustained her through her battle with breast cancer and helped to overcome business challenges


To read Chapter 1, The Bali Within, click HERE. 


To purchase the book, click HERE

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