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RaShaunda F.
Hometown: Middletown, Ohio

I'm the mother of an awesome 13-year-old son. I'm an entrepreneur with a flair for social media marketing and a passion for empowering women. I started a business from the ground up. Though it's not been easy, I stuck it out. I'm drawn to all things positive, inspirational and motivational. I do this as a part of my career, but to be honest I think that it's more for me. Teaching others has forced me to overcome my own challenges and issues. I'm blessed with a gift that keeps on giving.

What are your three favorite things? Reading, hanging out with my son and empowering women to pursue their dreams.

What would your superpower be? My superpower would be: Flying (I have reoccurring dreams that I'm able to fly in the midst of trouble, so it's only fitting that I'd love to be able to do that in real life. :-) )

What is the first thing you do when you wake up? The first thing I do when I wake up is: Pray and give thanks to God for another day. Then I write down my dreams in my dream journal. I'm a dreamer and my dreams always foretell what's to come or at least they always have a message for me. So I write them down so not to forget them.

What is the last thing you do before you go to bed? The last thing I do before bed is write in my journal. I give thanks to God for the day and all provisions made and I vent if need be.

What is your favorite OWN show? By far I'd have to say "Super Soul Sunday". It feeds my spirit in a way that church does. Seeing so many beautiful people from all walks of life share their stories, ideas, insight, experiences, etc. is refreshing. Oftentimes, the guests that are featured on the show either confirm many of my own thoughts or they answer questions that have been lingering in my mind for a long time. I always walk away with an "AHA" moment.

What is the one item you can't live without, and why? If I have to choose just one thing it would be my laptop. It's how I connect with the world!

What do you like that most people dislike? A lot of alone time. LOL. I love my own company. Don't misunderstand, I LOVE my family and friends but I do appreciate my own company just as much. And I've come to find that most people are the opposite. They always have to have someone around. That's totally not me.

Who is your hero? I'm learning to become my own hero. It took me a long time to get to this point because I was always admiring something or someone outside of myself. With age that has changed, and I recognize and honor the woman that I've become as well as who I'm becoming. Yes, there are many women that I admire but I've come to realize that even then, what I admire about them I have in me. So in a sense, the women that I do admire have been like mirrors to me. Reflecting back to me all that I am and shall be.

What is your biggest pet peeve? Judgmental people.

What would you like to learn to do? Yoga. I've tried it and I'm a bit clumsy and I have vertigo so I fall a lot. LOL. But I don't want that to stop me. I want to do it. So, I have to give it another go.

What are you particularly bad at that your friends tease you about? Socializing. I'm a homebody by nature so when they pull and tug at me to "be more social" I tend to be the party pooper who'd rather sit at home all cozy while reading a book or watching OWN of course. ;-)
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