Latasha Eaddy Haynes
"Self-Care Isn't Selfish:" How Putting Yourself First Benefits Everyone
Often as women we are forced to put everyone's needs above our own and if we even consider doing what suits us best or makes us feel good we struggle with guilt and shame. I learned first hand what years of putting everyone else's needs before mine could lead to: depression, poor health and ultimately tragedy.
My hope is to get you to look at ways you can commit to putting yourself first in ALL areas of your life, and how, contrary to what we are told, putting yourself first will ultimately benefit everyone else - you will be more fulfilled, happier and able to create from a space of fullness and positivity vs. pouring out of an empty vessel.
Based in Tacoma, Washington, Latasha is half of the dynamic husband and wife team that makes up Ike and Tash Photography and Motion. The duo specializes in family, wedding and senior portrait photography.
Latasha is the founder of the service community outreach program, And Her, which cultivates servitude and leadership in high schools girls around the Greater South Sound Region. She also believes in leveling the playing field by using her personal privilege to uplift those around her who might be overlooked and supporting and connecting people to opportunities that will launch them into their destinies. She does this via one on one mentorships, online communities, her Mastermind and Inner Circle Groups, shootouts, and her annual boutique conference called “BLINK Conference.”
A mentor and community leader, Latasha reaches hundreds as a powerful and engaging conference speaker, using her personal stories, life experience and innovative ways of approaching problems to inspire.
After surviving congestive heart failure, she advocates for heart health in her community and works closely with the local American Heart Association as a “Go Red Ambassador.”
She has been blessed to follow her dreams and do what she loves shooting weddings and portraits across the country and internationally, as well as teaching, speaking and helping other photographers around the country grow and strengthen their businesses.
She believes in the beauty of women collaborating towards their dreams and created the hashtag #hersuccessisnotmyfailure to established women empowerment. This hashtag has been used nearly over 1000+ times all over social media, including by high profile leaders and celebrities. She also does this by selecting a unique group of high school juniors and seniors, every year, to participate in her businesses very popular “Street Team Sisterhood” experience.
In her spare time, she love planning events, playing guitar, traveling, writing, and hanging with her friends and family.
She has been married for 10 years to a man she met on MySpace, the original “Catfish,” before the term even existed and her 4 year old daughter Wisdom is the best thing to ever happen to her.