“Finding My Way”
The story behind “Journey Written” is one built on life lessons, inspiration, authenticity, and wanting to make a difference in the lives of women who are in a space of faith, inner healing, and ready to share their story. Have you ever asked yourself, “What is my story, and what has been my personal journey in life?” “Do I believe that my story is worth telling?”, “Who can my story impact?” Let me tell you, my journey of becoming a writer, author, and opening up Journey Written has not been easy but I will say that it has made my life more meaningful. My journey started in 2017 when I started my inner healing journey from abuse, depression, anxiety, guilt, and perfectionism. By creating an idea on how I wanted to make a difference in the life that I was living and also inspire others, I started a T-shirt line called “BnPowered”- the motto was, your life is worth living, why not make it worth telling. This also served as an inspirational site where I could provide weekly encouragement videos sharing my story as an introduction of who I am and the journey I was about to embark on. In addition to the T-shirt line and videos, I tried something new with fitness. I got my personal training license and started to create fitness plans for people. All of the excitement of where my business was headed, lead me to release my first book Armor of Words - Book of Affirmations, in 2018.
“The Journey Begins”
Armor of Words gave me the opportunity to really open up about my healing journey in 2019 as I was trying to figure out the next steps of where I really wanted to be with the different paths that I subjected myself to. So in the midst of this, I was lead to write Inner Healing strategies and create 10-day challenges for women to help them along their journey. Soon after, I published my second book along with a workbook Triggered. This is when I truly started to feel God moving me in a new direction that I was trying to run away from. He started to make me uncomfortable in what I was sharing and the products I was creating, except for my books and workbooks. Fast forward to 2020, I was called to start my podcast Brit Lashae Speaks that has now in 2023 transitioned to the Hey Aspiring Author! At the beginning of Covid 19, March 2020, God made it very clear that it was time to work on Journey Written and truly market my books that would help women with their inner healing. Journey Written would help others who are ready to release their testimony through book writing and publishing.
“Ready Set Go”
September 2020, I officially opened Journey Written ®️ a Book-Writing & Publishing Company that specializes in publishing women's unique testimonies and stories with a companion workbook (study guide or guided journal) to help not only the writers but also other women heal and break their silence. We show women who are ready, how to write and release their testimony through Book Writing & Publishing. Journey Written is an opportunity for women to break the silence and release, while also helping others.
November 2020, I released Journey Written the memoir that also has a guided-journal at the end of the book to help others along with their Faith, Obedience, & Execution journey. In sharing my story, other women have told me that they could relate to my words and story, and with me starting Journey Written, I want to inspire and help others publish their stories. As you can see in my journey I have continued to get curious about my purpose and push through to become the woman I am today. It’s so beautiful to me how BnPowered turned into Journey Written. In BnPowered I always told people to BnPowered by their story, journey, and life - that their story mattered, and if it was worth living then why not make it worth telling. This is still my motto to this day!
“Amplify your voice”
I will be the first one to admit that it is not always easy to be vulnerable, share your story, and put it out there for the world to see. But I have learned that it is important for me to break the silence, no matter how hard it may be, and that is why it is so important to me to amplify women’s voices, their stories of breakthrough, and faith. I want them to be empowered in knowing that their story, voice, and life matter.
I want to provide you three tips for amplifying your voice and releasing your story:
- Embrace your story - it is your story and your journey
- Have confidence in your own value - you bring a lot of value to the table and know that your story will help someone else
- Give yourself permission to be heard - unapologetically speak up one word at a time
“You have a story”
My mission at Journey Written is to meet my writers wherever they are on their journey and help them formulate and organize their ideas and experiences so that they can release and publish their unique stories.
Always remember, Your story is worth telling.
Author, Book-Writing Coach, Founder & CEO of Journey Written
Ready to work with Journey Written and have me as your book-writing Coach? Visit www.JourneyWritten.com today so that we can discuss your book goals and project!