Shemika was born and raised in Cleveland, MS. She graduated from East Side High. Shemika obtained a Masters in Nursing Education and Bachelors in Nursing degree. She is a registered nurse, nursing instructor, motivational speaker, author, and PhD student. Shemika enjoys traveling, writing, inspiring others, and sharing the love of Jesus Christ.
In The Exchange: Beauty for Ashes, Shemika shares her 10 year- plus journey of celibacy. Shemika chose to abstain from sex after heartache, depression, abortion, and physical abuse while pursuing love in romantic relationships. Her decision to abstain from pre-marital sex took her on an exciting and turbulent journey of finding and loving herself. Her journey and lesson are sure to inspire you!