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Pamela M. Covington is a speaker, author and advocate. As someone who escaped a stint of deep poverty through the pursuit of higher education, she’s driven to encourage others to achieve their greater potential rather than adopt a sense of futility, even in the most troubled of times. Her presentation topics include motivation, self-esteem, welfare independence, advocacy, literacy, and education.

Pamela’s previous careers include work as a journalist and a training instructor, but prior to her occupational successes she unexpectedly went from living a financially secure, middle-class lifestyle to that of a welfare recipient struggling below poverty level in crime-ridden, drug-infested neighborhoods.

With compassion, energy and humor, Pamela inspires audiences by sharing stories, often related to her welfare struggle– and triumph, and offering practical personal strategies to help others move beyond their challenges and take more control of their lives.

She has earned a master’s degree in Management, a master’s degree in Human Resource Management, a bachelor’s degree in Communications, and an associate degree in Television Production. Pamela is an alumna of The Moth and also serves as both a literacy and a poverty advocate. 

Her most recent accomplishment is the publication of an inspirational memoir, A Day at the Fare: One Woman’s Welfare Passage and she is currently writing Inspiration for Everyday People. 

To learn more about Pamela’s work, or to book a speaking engagement, visit her website at www.pamelamcovington.com.

You can also connect with her via email, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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A Day at the Fare

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Interviews and Articles

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Keynote Speakers

Video – TV commercial for the Foodbank of Southeast Virginia and the Eastern Shore’s “Hope Is Nonperishable” fundraising campaign. 12/07/17

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Podcast – Interview w. David Brower, host of “Your 20 Minute Podcast.” 12/6/17

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Podcast – Promo Interview w. Gail Flowers, of “Buzz Talk.”- 11/15/17

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Podcast – Interview w. Jason Havey, host of “Spinning Logic.” 10/03/17

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Daily Press. “Author Shares Struggles with Welfare” 07/18/17

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Podcast – Interview w. Pamela Chapman of “The Miracle Zone.” 06/20/17

Motivational Speaker

Podcast – Interview on Lisa Faulkner’s “Game Changers.” 06/17/17

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Podcast – Jamin Armstead, host of “Everything Cha-Ching” Talks A Day at the Fare with Me. 05/02/17

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Podcast – Talking A Day at the Fare w. Bert Martinez of the “Money For Lunch.” (Interview begins at 30:33)  03/27/17

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Video – “The Philippe Matthews Show” A Discussion of the Book, A Day at the Fare. 03/08/17

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Press Releases

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July 5, 2017 – Hampton Author to Present Inspirational Personal Story at International Poverty Conference

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May 1, 2017 – Local Author and Speaker Takes Inspirational Personal Story to International Conference on Poverty

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Dec. 5, 2016 – Author Launches First-Person Account of Welfare Success Story A Day at the Fare on Amazon

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