We had the good fortune of connecting with Sasha Johnson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sasha, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Starting my own business was one of the most challenging things that I have had to do in my life. The biggest issue that I had was believing in myself and knowing that I was able to do it.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am most proud of the nonprofit organization that I started called Sister’s 2nd Chance because it provides support for women and single mothers that lack financial, mental and emotional support. This was not easy to do because I too struggled as a single mother to raise two handsome sons. I am so proud that I never thought that I would be now completing my phd degree. I did not think that I was worthy of it. I am also proud to be a licensed professional counselor that focuses on mental and behavioral health, relationships and trauma. I have also written a book to explain the challenges that I have faced and how I overcame them. The name of the book is, “It’s a losing battle but I won”.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My favorite place to go is to Sweetwater Creek and I just love the energy that I feel when I am there. If I want a drink I love to head to TENATL bar off of Moreland Ave. I love the grown and sexy vibe and the option to be outside and watching the smiles and joy of the people on the strip.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The people that deserve the credit for my growth are my parents. Due to the experiences and challenges that we faced, it strengthen me and required me to work hard to overcome every obstacle that I faced. This forced me to never give up on life.

Website: www.sashamercedes.org

Instagram: instagram.com/sashamercedesss

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sasha-johnson-ms-lpc-ncc-929658101/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/sashamercedess

Facebook: www.facebeook.com/sashamercedess

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqmjDSB7H6i2lrxH8vLG42A

Image Credits
Photo Credits: Eleven16 Media- Damon Thomas-Atlanta, GA

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