Where in the world do you live? And, are you from there?
I live in the USA in the Washington, DC Metro Area now, but grew up between California and Louisiana.
What language(s) do you speak?
When did you first become a mother?
In 2003, and I now have two daughters.
Are you a stay-at-home mom or do you work?
Work-from-home mother. CEO of Shootie Girl™ Custom Rhinestone Apparel.
Why do you blog/write?
I write to promote positive messages for women and girls and my company is based on those values. With so many negative images of women and young girls across the country, I try to shed some light on what girls and women are doing RIGHT!
How would you say that you are different from other mothers?
I believe the core of mothers are the same. What may set me apart is all of the things I’m passionate about and involved in: Wife, mom, CEO, worship leader, board member of 3 organizations, and blogger. For example, I’m the National Director of Social Media and Community Service for Mocha Moms, Inc. a national 501(c)(3) support group for stay-at-home mothers of color. And, I’m a frequent guest of the White House for events focused on women and girls including tea with First Lady Michelle Obama.
What do you view as the challenges of raising a child in today’s world?
I am challenged in raising girls who, while grateful for their blessings, have giving hearts to help those less fortunate. Education is key for us. Raising intelligent, articulate and professional minded POWER GIRLS is my goal.
How did you find World Moms Blog?
Founder, Jennifer Burden and I met at the first Shot@Life Champion Summit in Washington, D.C. in 2012, and we traveled to Uganda, Africa together this past October with a delegation from the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.
This is an original post by our contributor in the Washington, DC Metro area in the USA, LaShaun Martin, who can also be found on her blog, Shootie Girl.