We had the good fortune of connecting with LaTonya “LadyDiva” Washington and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi LaTonya “LadyDiva”, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
For years I had a passion of organization . I truly believe everything must have a home .
I remember as a child I’d sort everything out including my barbie dolls and their accessories 😂. Once I became a wife and a mother I’d found myself organizing, decluttering and downsizing everything in our home.
In 2016 I created a vision board and God gave me a name for my organization business .
Divine Beauty Reform which means Everything of God is delightful from the inside and out and people can change for the greater good in life.
When we remove unnecessary items from our homes an emotional feeling of peace and clarity comes over our bodies that makes us want to relax .
As a hardworking Mother and Wife I know how busy life expectations can be to the point you really don’t have time nor patience to organize anything. I want to help those individuals who are in need of my service when life gets in a way they’re unable to organize their space.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What sets me apart from others is my faith in God who supplies all of my needs, I’m very creative God blessed me with a gift to see what the average eye doesn’t see. I’m proud of allowing myself to step outside of my comfort zone by walking in purpose. I’m excited to see what God has in-store for me and my business. I’m a firm believer when stumbling blocks hits my pathway I can’t be at a standstill I have to continue to move forward because there is always sunshine after stormy weather . I love helping all of God’s children because I have unconditional love for them . I want everyone to define happiness within themselves , never give up and walk in purpose .
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love to travel visiting other cities such as Atlanta and Las Vegas . I don’t really go out much when I’m home in Houston but the places I went to Z on 23 I love having drinks on the rooftop enjoying the sky view of downtown especially at night and this club lounge called The Ghost Bar I love the grown and sexy atmosphere enjoying the variety of music the DJ plays. I’m a huge fan of seafood so the majority of times when I go to restaurants with my husband or my girls I’m always ordering shrimp entree regardless if it’s grilled or fried.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shout out to God who is ahead of my life , My Husband Kenneth Washington our 3 Beautiful children Kenya, Keionte’ & Kyra Washington. Our parents Yolanda & Herman Mayfield Jr. Sylvia Bailey and Kenneth Washington Sr. My biggest supporting circle who genuinely loves me for me .You know who you are . To my extended family, friends, church families , clients, fans/ followers of LadyDiva’s Divine Beauty Reform last but definitely not least shout out to NABPO The National Association Of Black Professional Organizers. I’m forever grateful of all of you ❤️