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

Hi LaTasha, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
The main reason I pursued a creative career in the modeling world was to help boost my self esteem along with other girls who looked like me. I group up in a small Kansas town that lacked a black community, which lead to some self esteem issues growing up. I didn’t want other lil black girls to feel like they were less than

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Besides being a model and brand ambassador, I am also a labor and delivery travel nurse. I’ve always been interested in the sciences as well as helping others so I figured nursing would be a great career for me. Travel nursing allows me to set my schedule and expand my network by visiting different areas and meeting other creatives along the way. However it wasn’t the easiest path. Nursing school in itself is like another full time job. I had to take time away from friends, family, and my modeling career in order to obtain my degree and license. The decision to travel nurse was also risky due to possibility that contracts aren’t always readily available in the area of my specialty. But so far, it’s been worth the struggle!

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?
I’m still new to the area and learning new spots each day myself. However, whenever I have family in town, I enjoy taking them to the museums and aquarium. As well as different seafood and steakhouses around town. Our most recent visit included a stop at the Turkey leg hut

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?
I want to recognize my sister and mother who always encouraged my modeling career.

Instagram: Www.Instagram.com/LaTash20

Image Credits
HD photography Shuttersupphotography

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