Dotun Dawodu is 70 years old and lives in Buckhead. As she’s grown older, she’s enjoyed being surrounded by loved ones as she’s learning how to show love and kindess to those around her. With decades of experience, she now has the wisdom to encourage others to do the same, being the best version of themselves along the way.
What piece of advice would you share with younger generations?
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” I want young people to be kind to those around them. You never know who they are, or what their story is, and kindness is a universal language meant to be shared.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
My book “Freeing Farida,” was released in July on my 70th birthday. It is the story of how I was able to rescue a young lady from human trafficking when I heard a voice in my spirit. It was a mission beautifully accomplished by provision made available by Him who sent me, my Creator.
How do friends and family describe you?
They describe me as forgiving and giving, a person who’ll always be there whenever they need someone to lean on. My community knows they can lean on me—whether it’s to feed them, bake for them, mentor or nuture. I am there for those that need me.
What is your favorite way to stay healthy?
We are what we eat, drink, think and do, so I enjoy going for walks and connecting with nature, eating well and drinking enough water to flush out toxins and give my skin that beautiful glow. I like to think positive for peace of mind and do good. It’s a beautiful feeling to be kind.