Dedicated & Committed–Passionate About Change
The CEO/Founder of Voices of Color!, Tanesha Ash-Shakoor, J.D., was given the opportunity to experience first hand how her testimony could affect the lives of victims and survivors. Upon sharing her testimony at a church service one Sunday, a woman in the congregation began to scream. It was the sound of purpose going forth and a woman being released from thoughts of suicide. This woman indicated that after service she had planned to commit suicide because she saw no other options after being abused and buried alive.
Revelation: That is when Tanesha Ash-Shakoor knew that the emotional, physical and sexual abuse that she had once endured had to come out and go forth. She could no longer choose to be silent knowing that her survival wasn’t a mistake. She could no longer allow the enemy, that silenced her for over a year, to defeat her. It was time to change her thoughts and she began to no longer see herself as a victim but a survivor.
Moving Forward: It didn’t happen over night and often times I got ahead of what God had purposed for me. Brainstorming and then praying, Voices of Color was created. She began speaking out where ever and when ever she could. Freely offering her testimony and a ear to those who wanted to share their testimonies.
Officially incorporated as a non-profit on February 27, 2016. Obtained EIN and seeking to become a 501(c)(3).