Trauma, Trust & Triumph with Sharitta Marshall

Sharitta Marshall whose mission is to create lives filled with more love, laughter, and growth grew up in Detroit, MI before moving to Washington DC to attend Howard University for her undergraduate studies. She started her postgraduate career in New Jersey before moving back to MI to conclude her manufacturing career. In 2009, she moved to Arizona to obtain her postgraduate degree in Arizona State University, where she began working in the software industry. In today's episode, Monique talks with Sharitta as she talks about her journey through pain, peace, purpose and pleasure. We will also be sharing with you the unfailing willingness to continue believing in yourself.


[1:50] – Monique introduces her guest, Sharitta Marshall.


[2:08] – Tell everyone who you are, what you do and where you’re hanging out right now.

  • I am the author of my upcoming book, “My Mosaic Life” and also owner of the wellness product company called “Her Divine Alchemy”.
  • I’m currently hanging out in Tempe, Arizona, so I’ll be here for a while, depending on how 2020 goes.

[3:27] – How did you grow up?

  • I grew up around my cousin, my grandmother, my aunt.
  • I grew up in the middle class.
  • My parents were divorced.


[10:17] – Sharitta talks about going through an extensive-feeling journey, which also brought her to writing her book.


[13:39] – What kind of trauma caused the pain? 

  •  One that I was talking about in our group was the sexual trauma.


[17:21] – Sharitta talks about acknowledging the pain from trauma while people did not believe her.

[23:41] – How often do you think women do things in a relationship to make the men happy without actually wanting it? But them not being really aware that we don’t really want it?

  • I think women are programmed from a young age that it is all about pleasing a man. It’s all about making sure his needs, desires and wants are fulfilled. 

[31:45] – What usually triggers the trauma?

  • Having conversation with other women that have gone through sexual traumas is typically a trigger.

[33:34] – Why do you need to work on these triggers?

  • I worked on the triggers because I needed to understand what they were based in.

[49:24] – Who do you think should be reading your book?

  • Particularly black women or any women of color that have ever felt like they are unseen and unheard, that’s my audience.

[52:47] – If you could go back in time, would you change anything?

  • I would love myself and be gentle with myself a hell lot more than I did, I won’t  say I wouldn’t make the same mistakes, but I would have loved myself a lot better through them.

[53:26] – What does efficiency mean to you?

  • Efficiency means to really prioritize. 

[54:07] – Which of the three things would you keep doing over and over again to get back to success?

  • I would have found a way to invest in Google
  • My family would have gone in together as a company and purchased some land that right now is making a killing.
  • I would have made my mom take a lot more vacations in her life before she died.


I think women are programmed from a young age that it is all about pleasing a man. It’s all about making sure his needs, desires and wants are fulfilled.

Sharitta Marshall.

Efficiency means to really prioritize.

Sharitta Marshall.

If you want me the way that I show up in a relationship, then that’s something that you have to have worked out, it’s not negotiable.

Sharitta Marshall.


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