It takes a remarkable person to commit themselves to life-learning while teaching others what they’ve learned; that particular person is Toshia. She has always been an exceptional learner, fascinated with discovering and growing. However, it hasn’t always been so easy for the child-prodigy. She wrote her first full length novel, at the age of seven, where she won first place in a writing competition
It takes a remarkable person to commit themselves to life-learning while teaching others what they’ve learned; that particular person is Toshia. She has always been an exceptional learner, fascinated with discovering and growing. However, it hasn’t always been so easy for the child-prodigy. She wrote her first full length novel, at the age of seven, where she won first place in a writing competition in Chicago, Illinois. It was then she knew she wanted to become a writer however, life had other plans. After a tumultuous childhood, Toshia navigated life’s turbulent waters throughout her adolescence and early adulthood with resiliency; emerging as a victor.
To take steps towards healing, she recorded a Spoken Word CD entitled, Open Book. She performed locally in Memphis, Tennessee on a regular basis spreading her message about life, love, social issues, and the uplifting and empowerment of youth. It was also during this time she became a Domestic Violence and HIV/AIDS advocate. The proceeds she made from her musical events were donated to the YWCA, and the Friends for Life Organization. She went on to pen a work of fiction entitled, High Stakes (http://goo.gl/n9Y8C), and self-published to national acclaim in the year 2010. She gave readers a sneak peek inside the shrewd nightlife of “Sin City.” She exposed the myth: “What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas.”
As a Domestic Minor Sex-Trafficking (DMST) educator, and speaker she is a member of the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation, Truth Panel where she lends her voice to various panels nationwide.
She is the Founder and President of Purple W.I.N.G.S Organization; 501 c(3) a non-profit directed at helping at-risk girls of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the mentoring with the girls of Purple W.I.N.G.S. which gives her the most joy.
Toshia is currently a Doctoral student in the field of Public Health. She serves as Member-at-Large of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the National Public Health Association. She has been named by Las Vegas Business Magazine as a, Woman to Watch for 2011. She has also been chosen as an Ambassador for Peace, by the Universal Peace Federation, and a delegate of the Women’s Peace Federation, Las Vegas chapter due to her commitment of service to women and girls. Toshia also serves on the board of the Healing Place, a network that uses “writing/journaling” as a therapeutic form of art for those who are Victims and/or Survivors of Domestic Violence.
Toshia runs ontheroadtoqueendom.blogspot.com for women how loc’d or who desire to be. She is also the editor of an online natural living publication, Kamoy Magazine ( http://www.magcloud.com/browse/magazine/148980) with Loc Goddess, Narissa “Imperial Goddess” Irving.
She is married with two kids.