Tevin Ali, Florida’s Student of the Year, published a motivational book in March 2022 titled, Forging Your Inner Diamond. His novel, an inspirational adventure story blended with self-help wisdom, is a tribute to how we all have the power to overcome our life adversities and transform into a ‘diamond in the rough’ if we believe in the transformation process it takes to forge a diamond. His book focuses on themes of trial, triumph, and transformation to help others uplift themselves out of their darkest moments.
Author Tevin Ali shares four key lessons in his novel that led him to overcome barriers as a first-generation college student, low-income minority, and an immigrant to become a first generation graduate and achieve noteworthy achievements. He hopes to pass the wisdom on to others. His novel’s target audience is young adults, particularly college students, but can be for anyone seeking a bit of transformative inspiration at a low point in their life. Whether one is going through hardship, battling self-defeating thoughts, or feeling stuck through life’s tough experiences, this book will provide comfort and inspiration.
Tevin is dedicated to serving our youth and young adults and helping them reach their highest aspirations to pay forward the example of so many mentors who helped him in his journey. His deepest hope is that his book reaches the hands of those who need inspiration to overcome their personal adversities, struggles, and hardships. “If even one line or piece of wisdom presented in my book leaves someone inspired, then it has done its job, and I’m eternally grateful,” Tevin shared in his novel. The book is available for purchase on Amazon (Paperback) and Barnes & Nobles (Hardcover).
About the Author: Tevin Ali, born in 1992, immigrated to Palm Beach County in the 1990s from Trinidad & Tobago with his parents and grandmother, who wanted to offer him a better life and the opportunity at an education. His family grew up low-income. Tevin has overcome numerous odds to achieve notable milestones despite facing numerous barriers as a low-income minority, immigrant, and first-generation college student. In 2017, Tevin was named “Florida’s Student of the Year” by the Florida Association of Colleges and Employers (FloridaACE) on the merit of achievements in experiential learning and community leadership. He graduated as a first-generation graduate from Florida Atlantic University with his Bachelor’s Degree in 2017.
Additionally, Tevin was named a National Winner of the Inaugural Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students in 2018 by Sallie Mae & Scholarship America. The $20,000 scholarship empowered Tevin to graduate from top-tier university Johns Hopkins University with his Master’s Degree in 2019. Moreover, Tevin has received numerous awards and has been featured in National Media such as The New York Times, Washington DC’sThe Washington Center, and The US News & World Report Magazine for his leadership and commitment to empowering others to persist and succeed in their endeavors as a motivational speaker. Tevin shares his journey and work as a motivational speaker on TalkwithTevin.com.