My name is Tracey Ferrin.
I am married to my best friend Ryan and together we have four children. Two boys and two girls. We call Houston, TX home. We officially became grandparents this year! I know, crazy because we look so young. But it's true!
I am passionate about lifting, inspiring, & motivating women through speaking, social media, & writing articles for other websites. I love connecting with women and believe one of the best ways to do that is to authentically share my story. The real one! Not just the highlight reel. The good. The bad. The ugly, All of it!
I have experienced many struggles in my life. From cancer to divorce to negative self-talk to all the things most, if not ALL, women deal with at some point in their life.
Speaking wasn't something that was ever on my radar. LIKE EVER! But then my aunt who worked for MD Anderson Cancer Center asked me if I would give a 5 minute speech in front of hundreds of their employees. I wanted to say no but couldn't pass up an opportunity to express my gratitude for all their hard work in saving my life back in 01 when I had Osteosarcoma.
That 5 minute speech turned into a 15 minute speech which turned into a 30 minute speech. I quickly realized I enjoyed lifting others through my words, spoken or written.
Since I decided to go all in with speaking and writing, I have spoken all over Houston and beyond, I have written an Amazon Best-Seller, Coach others on self-publishing, guest on podcasts, do virtual events for Women (some men too) groups, and have built a platform with almost half a MILLION followers. I have used that platform to giveback, lift women, and of course have some fun!
I am passionate about connecting to others, be it stay at home moms like I once was or a working woman, like I am now.
Like most, I created a TikTok account to help pass the time during Covid. Little did I know what was right around the corner for me. Only a few months into having an account my platform exploded because of a Venmo Challenge I did for a Wendy's employee. I was able to raise over 125 GRAND in two weeks for 2 individuals.
Since then I have used my platform to giveback in different ways like creating the #WishListWipeOut and inviting other creators to join. I Believe when someone has been blessed with a platform, one of the best ways to use it is to serve & giveback.
You can connect with me on TikTok @traceydferrin
I belong to a community of #speakersisters and can be booked @ your next event! #speakersisters are women with powerful stories that are told through vulnerability, passion, authenticity, courage, transparency, honesty, and humor.
I do volunteer work through myCancerConnection, MD Anderson's cancer support community for patients, caregivers, and survivors. I talk one on one with them to help ease their anxieties, answer any questions they have, and lift their spirits.
I also volunteer for CanCare doing the same thing.
I enjoy connecting with cancer patients and survivors from all over the world, that reach out to me through my social media post.
#osteosarcoma #cancerthriver #sarcoma
I have been volunteering for almost a decade now.
I'm a contributing writer for the Love What Matters website which has over 8 million followers on Facebook. They share real stories by real people to celebrate love, kindness, forgiveness, hope, and compassion.
I was introduced to personal development through books 5 years ago and it has changed my life! I didn't know what I was missing out on till I immersed myself in it. I look at PD as therapy, only cheaper. I believe no matter who you are, everyone can benefit from a little therapy. #noshame
I keep a running list of all the books I have read or have listened to. People often come to me for book recommendations.
See *FREE RESOURCES* tab for book list.