About Me

Quantrilla (affectionately known as Quanny), now resides in the Atlanta area after a move from the DMV (Maryland). She and her husband raise their family with joy and are constantly in awe of each blessing bestowed upon them.  A passionate creative at heart, she has answered the call to encourage women in all stages of life and of various backgrounds through empathy, transparency, and love.


Because she leads a full life as a wife, homeschooling mom, grief and loss coach, PhD, author/speaker and entrepreneur, Quanny often finds herself in the thick of problem solving at any given moment. When she isn't actively finding solutions for those problems, she can usually be found with her nose in a book, a pen in her hand, or fingers on the keyboard. She loves music and occasionally sings at church or other events with friends and family.


Quantrilla's spiritual goals and her love for Christ propel her quest to share her journey with other women- to walk alongside them and encourage them with words, deeds, and wisdom. She believes in the power in collective strength, community and fellowship. You will find her wherever people are sharing stories of triumph.


Additionally, Quanny often applies her writing skills to review books, provide editing and copywriting services, and participate in a variety of freelance opportunities.


She previously shared her skills and love for shepherding stories at Embolden Media Group as a literary agent, but is now focusing on some of her other passions. One of those is being an agented author. Quanny is currently (finally to some) working on a book idea!

Photo: Ronnie Bliss Photography


As a faith-based personal and spiritual development writer, Quanny is on a quest to shine a light on the shadowy, hidden places in her own life as well as helping others do the same. She writes about her experiences in hopes of encouraging others that they are not alone. 


Dr. Ard has a multidisciplinary background in public health and health psychology, both professions that speak to her desire to prevent suffering at the physical and emotional levels. She is an advocate for the elimination of health disparities, particularly Black maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, utilizing her doctoral research and expertise to educate others on this topic.


Her heart can be seen and heard through her social media posts and live broadcasts, podcast interviews, and articles to empower Black mamas on their health and safety. She also aims to draw awareness to majority audiences on this topic; to encourage allyship and advocacy from women who are not disproportionately affected.


Dr. Quanny hopes that her work will ultimately deconstruct systemic and widespread racism in the medical field at large and specifically for Black and Brown mamas and babies.


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