LaShanta is my good friend and former co-worker at the State's Attorney's Office of Prince George's County, Maryland. LaShanta is full of positive energy and brightens up any room she walks into. While she is a prosecutor during the day, at night LaShanta is a foodie and a baker (delicious stuff from scratch). LaShanta loves being in front of the camera and being super photogenic the camera loves her too!
1. What does beautiful mean to you?
It means being confident. It means accepting, no,…..loving yourself with complete awareness of your imperfections and your bumpy parts and jagged edges. It means always demanding the best of yourself and for yourself. It means smiling. It means kindness and always looking for the best in people.
2. What does being a woman mean to you?
Being a woman is about being resourceful and strong. It is about knowing your worth and understanding your influence. It's about recognizing your power to affect change in the universe. Being a woman is about having the best of both worlds. It's about being strong and independent but also sensitive and playful and carefree and beautiful.
3. What do you love about yourself?
I love my smile. I love my positive outlook on life. I love my curly gray hair.
4. What is a goal you have been working on?
Trusting my instincts. Not caring so much what other people think of me. Knowing my worth, independent of other people's opinions.
5. Tell me your story.
I am a child of God. When I was 10 years old I weighed 150 pounds. I was always happy and loved being around people but I never felt pretty enough or tall enough or good enough. As a teenager, I would date guys and then break up with them because I was scared that if they got to know me they wouldn't like me. When I was 13 years old I lost 50 pounds. I could finally wear Used and Guess and Girbaud jeans and all of a sudden lots of people where vying for my attention. And I thought that was all that life was about. So I began to see myself through other people's eyes. And my old basketball coach asked me "Why do you only feel good about yourself when you are in front of an audience? Can't you do your best and be your best even when you are the only person in the room?" It was then that I decided that I define me. I set my own rules. My opinion comes from my belief that I am I am "fearfully and wonderfully made" in the image of God. I do my best because I deserve the best. I am me and I am amazing.
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