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Meet Tasha Wilson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tasha Wilson. 

Hi Tasha, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
Never in a million years would I have expected my life to be the way it is today. If I had to choose one word to describe my story it would be unconventional. Honestly, I discovered my purpose in the middle of pain and tragedy. At the age of 16, my father unexpectedly passed away from a work-related incident. Hearing the sound of the explosion shook me to the core and it was something I thought that I would never be able to recover from. I chose to attend college as a way to create a new life for myself. I no longer wanted to remain in the community where I was viewed as a science project due to others feeling entitled to ask questions surrounding my father’s death. Shortly after, I was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance during my freshman year. From that experience I felt completely broken and worthless. I truly believed that my life no longer had meaning. I became my worst enemy by accepting the bare minimum and entertaining dead-end relationships. At the age of 30, I had a great awakening. I made the conscious decision to do the intentional inner work and start living outside of survival mode. I overcame self-sabotage behavior and negative self talk by addressing unresolved trauma. I returned to my foundation of prayer and strengthened my relationship with God to fully discover who I am. That’s when I recognized the greatness within and ignited the value of my voice. In 2015, I founded the Royalty Refined Movement, a community network that fosters sisterhood centered around self-discovery, personal development and freedom. In 2016, my innovation and passion for women empowerment and grassroots earned recognition at the 100 Ladies of Elegance Gala. There I received the Governor’s Volunteer Service Certificate of Appreciation signed by Governor Larry Hogan. In 2018, I joined the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Speakers Bureau. I became a sounding board for those who felt silenced.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
This journey has been an uncomfortable, yet necessary process. Invigorating my mindset challenged me to unlearn behaviors and destroy the boxes I was once confined in. Some people were accustomed to me living beneath my potential that it was hard for them to accept me as the trailblazer that I have always been destined to be. Therapy played an intricate role in helping me mend the broken pieces of my past experiences. Using affirmative language and having a great support system has been essential in reminding me that my past is an identifier, not my identity. My experiences served as springboards, indicating the space between who I used to be and into whom I have blossomed. Which is a confident, courageous woman who is gracefully flourishing. Remembering my “why” is what keeps me focused and grounded. Knowing that my story serves as a lighthouse for millennial women reassures me that I am in alignment with God’s plan for my life.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
Recognizably known as Tasha W: Messenger of Hope, I am most acknowledged for my creative work as an author and transformational speaker. My life experiences and educational background serve as a catalyst in helping millennial women to unlock the treasure that’s within, confront pitfalls from the past and explore the power of fearlessness. My latest book “Recognize Your Opponent: When Your Greatest Enemy is Your Inner Me” is a best seller. In 2019, it was introduced on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University as a university-wide initiative. It is a resource utilized for readers to learn tools and strategies in addressing imposter syndrome. As a speaker, I specialize in helping millennial women discover who they are, explore their passion, and pursue purpose. I empower millennial women to get unstuck by mastering the inner critic to authentically live a fulfilling life. I have been featured on podcasts across the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. I am most proud of my ability to not compromise who I am and what I bring to the table. Also, recognizing that what I offer to the world extends beyond myself. What sets me apart is that I am intentional in how I show up for myself and how I show up for others. I don’t do anything for personal gain, recognition or applause. I genuinely want to see millennial women win! As an introvert who operates in extroverted spaces, being an author and speaker was never on my radar. I am forever grateful and truly humbled to be used in this capacity as an advocate for millennial women and their journey toward healing and emotional freedom.

Any big plans?
I am looking forward to building more partnerships with other organizations whose mission and vision aligns with the work that I do. I recently joined forces with Black Girls Can Heal, Inc. to serve as a facilitator for Breaking The Cycle, a 6-week support group. Additionally, I am planning more speaking opportunities at universities to promote continual awareness and advocacy regarding the effects of sexual violence. Lastly, I am finishing up my doctoral degree in Christian Ministry: Leadership Ministry at Liberty University.

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