Jasmine's Place Issue No. 18 - May/June 2017 - Page 6

Emem Washington is a wife, mother singer, songwriter, speaker, teacher, author, dream ambassador and attorney. She is a social media strategist to faith based entrepreneurs. But at one time in her past, her story was very different. She suffered 2 miscarriages and 2 still-births before her first child. She went broke and lost her house to foreclosure. She has been through a divorce, even though she doesn’t believe that is the way a marriage should end. She was forced to move back in with her parents as a single mom with 2 children and 2 advanced degrees including a doctorate. She felt lost, hopeless and trapped, even after doing all the right things. But today her story is different. How did she get out of those depths? Find out more in her interview. “ Your Story Is Not Over” An Interview with Emem Washington JP: First of all, I want to say thank you and God bless you richly for agreeing to this interview. EW: Thank you for the honor. JP: You have been through so much. Were you a Christian at the time you were going through those difficult circumstances? EW: Yes I was. JP: People ask God “why” in difficult times. Can you in any way put a finger on the reason why you went through those difficulties? EW: You know, the Bible tells us that His ways are not our ways, and neither are His thoughts our thoughts. I can say that as a result of all that I’ve experienced, 6 JASMINE'S PLACE