The Wood, Crooklyn, The Coldest Winter Ever, The Pursuit of Happyness or Being Mary Jane? We hope so!


Featured on major media platforms including WGN, Majic 102.1, The Yolanda Adams Morning Show & more: Rahkal Shelton’s highly anticipated “Dreams Bigger Than Texas” made its debut. After a plethora of support from fans including a Kickstarter campaign, Shelton has taken immeasurable steps to produce a masterpiece parallel to titles such as “The Coldest Winter Ever,” “The Wood” and even “The Pursuit of Happyness.”


Dreams Bigger Than Texas: A Story of Purpose, Perseverance and Growth Into Womanhood is an incredible autobiographical rose-from-concrete story of a young woman coming of age, overcoming adversities, her strive towards success, faith, purpose and growth into womanhood. It’s revealing, relatable, flat out juicy and inspiring.


Dreams Bigger Than Texas is a hood story, a love story, a story of hope, tenacity, and strength.


“Born to a 19-year-old heroin- and cocaine-addicted mother, Rahkal “Dee” Shelton entered the cold South Side of Chicago, second to the oldest of four.


Consumed by despair, saturated in abuse and violence, and infested with social disease, she becomes accustomed to an environment predicted to produce a hopeless and confined being.”


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Priceless potential produced by poverty

“The pressures of adversity produced a more purposeful me.”
-Rahkal C. D. Shelton