Wednesday, April 14, 2021

VIDEO: Get Inspired! Deya Speaks at the 2016 Miss Black USA Pageant

Deya gives some words of wisdom to the young women of the 2016 Miss Black USA Pageant.

Tonille Watkis, 2016 Miss Black USA

Known as the ‘Man Whisperer’, Deya “Direct” Smith used her soft power to meet her boo-thang and now future husband. A veteran producer on the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning show, Deya is also an inspirational speaker and multimedia personality.

Deya’s new book, Soft is the New Power: Embracing Your Feminine Edge to Win in Love & Life is available for sale now on Amazon.

Meet Deya on Twitter and on the Gram @DeyaDirect.

Deya Direct
is a former Miss Black USA and Ebony Magazine’s pick as a “Future Leader.” She brings her unique skills as a National Correspondent; her passion and knowledge as a Social Activist; her charisma and sense of humor as an Actress, Blogger, Personality, Motivational Speaker, and most recently Author; to the world of multi-media. This first time author has been writing blogs for the benefit of millions for over 10 years. Known for her direct, inspirational and provocative style, Deya works as a producer for the nationally-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS). The TJMS reaches 8 million listeners daily. She is also the creator and host of Girlfriend FM, a short-form video show-commentary-blog targeting female-driven hot topics on Tom Joyner TV and DEYA DIRECT! whospeaks directly to the hearts, minds and souls of women, pulling no punches with her engaging approach--is becoming a powerful voice to be reckoned with. And now with the debut of her life-changing book Touch Yourself, 30 Ways to Boldly Live, Love and Let Go!; Deya not only pours her heart out but she will empower women to confidently take responsibility for their lives, their bodies, the love and the dreams their hearts desire. Originally from New Haven, Ct. Deya now resides in Dallas, TX. She is a graduate of Howard University.



  1. Finally!, “Finally”!, Here for the first time that i can remember for a long time back; Here is a “Woman” who has the fortitude to “Really” Face it and look at life the way people really live it, Not what you think it should be! This Woman “DE_YA”, Is a woman who young and people; Can and will look up to! As a “Roll” Model! People will give this woman respect with-out having to ask or demand the respect she and all of the people she will come in contact with. (Hence) “NO Black Lives Mater” Crap! If you want something? You have to earn something. You have to Want something with out help or titles. This is where your life will start to mean something to you and all of the people around you. Here is the reward you get “You learn how to like the person you are! good Luck !!!


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