DEYA SMITH, AKA “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 BlackAmericaweb.com. 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.