It is my pleasure to host author Lady La Donna Michelle on my blog today.
Me: Who is a D.I.V.A according to you?
Michelle: “DIVA” to me describes a woman finding, understanding and living out her predestined assignment. She is a woman living in her true authenticity in the most integral way; one who knows that she is “fearfully and wonderfully made” by God and praises Him for His “marvelous” works! The world has placed negative connotations on “diva” but a self-assured, vibrant, and gifted woman who sings the Lord’s praises is who I am.
Me: What made you pen down this book?
Michelle: “I Am D.I.V.A” was birthed out the unfortunate past trauma imposed on me and the subsequent shame and hurt I carried on my shoulders for more than 30 years, before finally breaking free ⸺TOTALLY free! Women need to know, whatever pain they have experienced or will experience in life, they are not alone . . . another woman has gone through. I want every woman reading and relating to my journey to know that you do not have to choose to stay stuck ⸺you can break free, too!
Me: Self awareness and self love may seem like easy terms but are very hard to practice. Have you always been this aware and confident yourself?
Michelle: No, I must say again that this is a journey; both terms, “self-awareness, self-love,” are points along the way reached only by God’s grace and mercy. As a young girl growing into adulthood, my confidence was shaken to the core; but deep down, I always knew there was a “greater” something in me.
Me: What made you embark on this journey?
Michelle: The Holy Spirit would not leave me alone; I could not stay under that heavy load of shame and hurt because the Word says, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:1 NKJV). My “now” had come; and there was no more denying who I really am.
Me: What do you like to do in your free time?
Michelle: Whenever I have “free time” I can be found relaxing at the beach, fishing or sailing on the water. I love seeing a sunrise or sunset on the water ⸺a peace hard to explain!
Me: What message would you give our readers currently going through self doubt?
Michelle: Simply this: “Be still, and know” that God is, that you are God’s; He created you and cares for you. Do not let the enemy’s self-doubt remain in your heart; by all means, pray and meditate on God’s Word, on what He says about you. You are a masterpiece! There is greatness in you; you have a special assignment that you must, you will fulfill.
Me: Are there any new projects underway?
Michelle: I will start on writing another book. Also, FINALLY my music Single to be released late Summer 2021 or sooner. Branding Cosmetic Line, and much more.
Ever lovely. Ever amazing. Ever encouraging. These are only a few characteristics that make the awe-inspiring Lady LaDonna the polished gem that she is.
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