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Born to Be a Badass

May 25, 2020

An Author, Speaker, and Philanthropist, Shawanda R. Randolph has dedicated her life to helping people live out their God-given purpose.  An Alumna of Wilmington University and Fuller Theological Seminary, Shawanda has authored such books as Fresh Manna: Journey To A New Beginning (2018), and is featured in the Best-Selling Book, 20 Beautiful Women, Vol 6 (2018) where she shares her story of overcoming adversity and learning to live "in purpose and on purpose." Her most recent book, Seeing God: Hope For A New Land (2019), explores the barriers we created and must overcome in order to live in community as God designed to create HOPE for the future generations.


Retired from the U.S. Air Force, Shawanda currently resides in Arizona, with her son, where she has established DeeCilla Comfort Center to support youth and young adult survivors of sexual and domestic violence, and human trafficking.

In this episode, Shawanda and I discuss:

  • Resisting decompartmentalizing experiences in your life so you can use the good and bad to find tools for dealing with challenges.
  • Refusing to let other people’s perception of what you should be feeling get in the way of owning your own process and finding your strength.
  • Embracing and leaning on empowering relationships in your life, and learning how to be vulnerable in a healthy way.
  • How Shawanda’s organization fills in the gap to help women who don’t qualify for a shelter and other unmet needs, and how to find similar resources where you are.


Key Takeaways:

  • What happens to you does not define you. You get to decide how to respond and who you want to be.
  • Connect to the connections in your life.
  • Sharing your story can begin to heal you and empower others. 
  • There is power in being vulnerable in healthy ways. 


"The greatest strength comes from being vulnerable and realizing that you can't do it all on your own. Allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to have strong people in your life that will help hold you up and will have your back." —  Shawanda Randolph



Website: DeeCilla Comfort Center

Facebook: DeeCilla Comfort Center 


Twitter: DeeCilla Comfort Center (@DeecillaC)

Book: Fresh Manna: Journey To A New Beginning 



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