The Journey

The Journey

Latifah's Journey

Latifah was raised a model, young Muslim girl and enjoyed a well-adjusted family life where she was encouraged and supported. Until . . .

The downward spiral began with the words, 'you're no better than a whore on the street.'

She had become pregnant as a teenager.  At which time, her dad, a Muslim Imam, offered to step down because his daughter was pregnant.

It was all too much for this daddy's girl -- between her dad's disappoint and the fleeting, immature 'love' of her first beau.

Her solution was to move away and 'be perfect' in a different part of the United States.  It took her a while to find out that there was work she had to do to be healed, as she had literally and unknowingly, created a personal prison for herself.

And before she discovered that she needed healing, she endured a toxic marriage where she was consistently told things like 'you so smart, you stupid,' and on top of that, later found that her husband had an alcohol addiction . . .

Finally, one year she had a spiritual epiphany and her journey to healing began.

Today her smile is real.

She attributes her sanity to a humbling, spiritual awakening -- a previously unknown intimacy with God.

Latifah now enjoys peace, peace of mind, and is committed to helping others enjoy the same freedom.

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Latifah’s corporate background is in corporate governance and has given her a broad knowledge and understanding in a variety of industries, including real estate, mortgage, law, and benefits consulting.

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Latifah is the founder of Color Outside the Lines, LLC.  She is a Mom, a Grandma, and an Encourager.  She lives in California -- transplant by way of  Illinois.