My interview with Lawayne Childrey was one like no other I had done before. I’ve interviewed other authors about their lives, but never has a story resonated so deeply with me and with those of you who have watched. Childrey is the author of Peeling Back the Layers: A Story of Trauma, Grace and Triumph. It’s an autobiography that starts with the tragic death of his little cousin; a story told in such heart-wrenching detail that you’re immediately drawn in. After a series of negatives, even worse negatives, and a positive that’s most certainly a negative (HIV+, that is), Childrey uses the strength that has always been a part of him to pull himself out and become an award-winning journalist. Watch our interview below and get ready for the feels and the inspiration from this great story!