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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Casandra M. Austin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: , in


Illinois Connection

Austin is from Springfield and graduated from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Casandra M. Austin is a transformation consultant, empowerment speaker, and author who is dedicated to helping others transform their lives from the inside-out through inner healing and self-love. She founded the transformation movement, Be Pretty Inside in 2014. Casandra is a bold and dynamic speaker who shares her story fearlessly. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, with a major in Administration of Justice and a minor in African American Studies. Casandra has worked with both juvenile and adult offenders in the criminal justice system for nearly a decade using evidence-based practices and motivational interviewing techniques. Casandra attributes her strength in overcoming adversities to her close and intimate relationship with God.


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Titles At Your Library

Unclothed: Memoir of A Naked Soul
ISBN: 1540881075

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2017

Unclothed: Memoir of A Naked Soul is a personal-growth memoir based upon the story of a young girl, Casandra, who candidly shares how the tumultuous experiences of her childhood impacted her life. She takes readers on a journey as she discovered her true self despite broken homes, broken relationships, and broken dreams and learned how to mend her heart and soul. This is a must read which enables readers to reflect upon their own lives and discover internal wounds they didn't realize existed. Unclothed is a brilliant and transparent piece that evokes change within the reader when they have an open mind and heart.


Speaking Engagements

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