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Life & Work with Ehmandah Ramsey

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ehmandah Ramsey.

Hi Ehmandah, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
As a young married mom, I found myself in domestic violent relationship. As a result, I was broken. My spirit and self-esteemed were crushed. I hid my pain from my circle and my light diminished. Courageously, I escaped the toxic relationship and started my healing journey. I got my glow back, built my confidence from the inside out and reinvented myself.

I used my life lessons to bring out the best in others, helping men, women and teens revise their life. From entrepreneurs leaders to everyday people, I responded to the needs of the human spirit, helping them find meaning, self-worth or simply being a sensitive listener.

With a long history of cultivating spiritual growth and wellness in my community, I’ve been successful at igniting motivation and inspiration. My journey lead me to a position where I spent over four amazing years as the spiritual care provider at a 100+ year organization with a residential treatment facility serving youth with trauma, mental illness, behavioral, and conduct disorders.

In my position, I provided life guidance for youth and care for the direct care staff, management and executive team. As the organization’s care provider, I developed a mentor program, community partnerships, therapeutic interventions and art programs.

As a thriver and survivor of domestic violence, I wanted to create a sacred space for women to share their story in a supportive community. In 2017, I launched She Stories. The community has provided a sacred stage for 100+ women, men and children to share their story and receive support. She Stories Inc, a 501c3 non-profit has partnered with local organizations and companies such as Western University, Children’s Foundation of America and House Ruth to provide feminine hygiene products to underserved women and girls.

Affectionally known as a Purpose Pusher and Hope Dealer, I’ve walked with many on their path of personal and entrepreneurial growth to build the confidence to manifest real-life change. Programs like Soul Care and communities like She Stories have transformed the lives of people. From working with corporations providing spiritual care for employees to facilitating a personal growth workshop for the staff of the LA Dodgers Foundation. I am blessed and honored to be a part of their journey and see greatness unfold in the lives of people, clients and mentees.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It was very challenging. Experiencing a toxic marriage, single motherhood, loss (personal and business) and financial challenges almost took me out. I had low self-confidence and self-esteem. I walked around with shame so I hid a lot of pain from the ones I loved. I walked in fear that I would be judged. I suffered in silence and lived in isolation because of my deep wounds. Prior to my healing journey, I’d wear a mask in public saying everything was fine but in reality, I was experiencing so much toxicity at home and inner turmoil.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m a proud multi-passionate entrepreneur who believes that you should give your dreams their fight. As a child, I loved creating community from playing restaurants with the neighborhoods or wanting to host a party. My inner child dreams are connected to my purpose. Your passion is connected to your purpose. Community is who I am and everything I do will be connected to cultivating community.

Throughout my healing process, I discovered that I could turn my pain into power to live and walk in my purpose. I created She Stories, a storytelling and wellness community for women. I wanted women to have a sacred space. In 2017, I decided to carry on this tradition and share this amazing gift of storytelling from my elders to my tribe. I provided a sacred space for women to share their challenges and victories so they can not only be empowered but through each story women would find a circle of support and empowerment. Since launching, we’ve launched 200 stories. My storytelling platform grew from the stage to Hey Suga Podcast – sharing real stories of people who have overcome their challenges and found their purpose.

After experiencing so much loss, I paused to feel my pain, deal with my pain and heal. Once again, God drops some amazing ideas and opportunities opened up for me to use my gifts.

I created a transformative program “Soul Care” – The Art of Letting God. Helping people identify and heal emotional wounds. A transformational using coaching, restorative yoga and journaling in the healing process.

In 2020, I opened Hey Suga Studio – A creative agency where I help women refresh their brand and build the confidence to show up.

I’m proud that I was chosen to help women overcome self-doubt and build the confidence to be the person of their dreams. The woman they want to show up and be. I am equally proud and blessed that I have discovered my purpose and every business that I launch is centered around my superpower and gift.

In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
In the next 5 – 10 years, I see my businesses flourishing and spreading community love through the US. She Stories will host storytelling events throughout the US and hosting wellness retreats for women to revive their light. She Stories will be on a streaming platform, uplifting woman across the world. Each story will empower women and creating true sisterhood. Hey Suga Studio will continue to help women shine. Hey Suga Podcast will continue sharing stories of people overcoming their challenges and living purpose.

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