Lakisha is a young woman from the historical inner city area of Shaw, Washington D.C.
For over eighteen years, she served in the capacity of administration for the Federal Government. Her passion for writing began at an early age. As a result, she gained a love for writing poetry, which has landed her in prestigious places. In addition, Lakisha is an actor who displays her talents in stage plays and community events.
She also serves as Vice President for the Lakeisha Brown Foundation (LBF), a charitable organization founded by President Mignon Anderson. Lakisha is able to offer a voice of change that influences those around her. As an advocate for rape victims and domestic violence, she has helped women improve their lives by engaging in prayer, consultation, and crisis management.
In addition to her other roles, she is an author, wife, mother, motivational speaker and a leader in her community.
The below documentary is a survivor story by Lakisha "Smiley." Many know her as the modern day Harriett Tubman, providing avenues of escape for women who face impoverished mentalities of abuse and neglect. She leads by example while spreading a positive message based on her faith, self-worth and a smile.
National Congress of Black Women
FAA National Black Coalition