Atiba Clarke was born with a condition that set him back from birth, though he never let that stop him from conquering everything that he set out to do. Born with cerebral palsy, he rose to the challenge and carved his own path toward his dreams. Eventually, he achieved his life-long goal and met his all-time idol, Beyoncé.
In 2013, he published his book entitled Unexpected Words From A Gifted Angel. The book is an inspirational self-help book that helps readers get through the toughest challenges that they may encounter. “Ever since I was born, I have been through so much hardship, being hospitalized and having surgeries, but I never let that get me down.” says Atiba Clarke.
Atiba Clarke wrote his book in order to spread awareness of his personal experiences to the world. He hopes that his book would eventually spark inspiration and encouragement to others. In Unexpected Words From A Gifted Angel, he hopes to teach others how to accept failures, achieve more, and overcome negativities in life. He hopes to inspire people from all over the world to experience God’s best.
His book aims to help others to create a positive impact within their own lives. Atiba Clarke has always set out to inspire others through his experiences, but with the book, Atiba also had a different goal in mind. He envisioned the book to become a way of reaching out to Atiba’s long-time favorite artist and performer, Beyoncé. Thankfully, his dream became a reality when Yvette Noel Schure, Beyonce’s loving publicist, reached out to him to meet up with the celebrity.
In August 2013, Atiba Clarke met up with Beyoncé, and he gave her a copy of his sensational book. The Queen Bee was more than thrilled with the meetup and encouraged him to write more books. Until today, Beyoncé’s team continues to connect with Atiba Clarke to get updates on his work and accomplishments.
The pop star also sent Atiba Clarke an entire box of Ivy Park from her clothing line. Atiba also experienced various other perks from the meetup with Beyoncé. He received front-row seats to one of her concerts, where he got to sing two songs with Beyoncé.
At 27 years old, he has achieved so much, and he has overcome massive leaps and bounds to get to where he is today. He sustained sixteen injuries and a wheelchair-bound lifestyle, but he never gave up. Throughout his entire life, he has maintained the resolve not to allow his existing conditions to stop him from achieving everything he set out to do. Atiba Clarke is a testament that perseverance, hard work, faith, and positivity can push past disabilities and tragedy.
To this day, Atiba Clarke continues to reach out to big names in Hollywood and beyond. He has met personalities like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jennifer Lopez, Keshia Chante, and Jacob Latimore, among many others. The author continues to use her platform to spark hope amongst others through his book. He hopes to write more books in the near future and possibly even write his own screenplay for a film.