LibPositives Spotlight of the week Harriett Paye
LibPositives Spotlight present Harriett Paye
Harriett Paye is a blogger, a motivational speaker, and a youth coordinator currently residing in Houston, Texas. Born in Monrovia, Liberia, Ms. Harriett migrated to the United States at age 9 and settled in South Orange, New Jersey, where she attended Clinton Elementary and South Orange Middle School.
While in high school, Ms. Harriett and her family relocated to South Jersey where she graduated from Rancocas Valley Regional High School. Ms. Harriett attended Burlington Community College where she earned an associate of applied science in Human Services. She also graduated with a bachelor of arts in Social Work from Rutgers University. Ms. Harriett was determined to finish with a master of social work but had to put her studies on hold after the death of her father.
In 2016, she moved to Houston, Texas, in search of a fresh start. A year later, she knew she wanted to do more with her life; she always knew making an impact in others’ lives was her calling.
On August, 23, 2017, Ms. Harriett launched an inspirational blog, BetterPerfectMe as a space that teaches others to become better versions of themselves and not allow fear to hold them back. She encourages readers to find the perfect person hidden within them. She also gives readers ideas on how to blossom, which include working hard and having a humble spirit as well as a strong Christian faith. As if Ms. Harriett isn’t inspirational enough, recently she had the honor of speaking to young girls at the “Girl’s Magic” seminar held by The Princess Within Foundation.
With her busy schedule, Ms. Harriett never forgets what is most important and that is family. She loves spending her free time with her daughter, Huma-Elizabeth, whom she considers her sunshine. When she’s not working, blogging, or volunteering, you can definitely find Ms. Harriett at home watching Netflix with her daughter and teaching her how to make fufu.
Her favorite quote is by Gordon B. Hinckley, which says, “Do your best, and be a little better than you are.”