DiShan Washington is a native of Valley, Alabama. Married at the age of 16, she became one of the youngest known First Ladies (Pastor’s wife) at the age of 17, and with this feat came incredible challenges that led to bouts of low self-esteem, depression, two suicide attempts, and a plethora of other struggles she openly shares. The landscape of her life changed and her marriage came to an end at the age of 30. This took DiShan from living a life of luxury to homelessness and even days of wondering where her next meal would come from. By far her greatest trial yet, her faith was tested on the greatest level. But, determined to persevere, she kept pressing and has risen from the ashes to become a successful businesswoman.
She is currently the National and Essence best-selling author of, “Diary of a Mad First Lady” (Urban Books-March 2010), “The Preacher’s Wifey” (Urban Books-February 2013), and “My Baby Is Not a Mistake.” She s also the nationally recognized playwright for plays such as: “Everything That Look Good Ain’t Good For You”, “Is Love Supposed To Hurt?”, “I Can If I Want To” and her latest play based off of her book, “Diary of a Mad First Lady .” Her next book releases are scheduled to be released in 2015 with Applause Publishing (Diary of a Mad First Lady 2) and Brown Girls Publishing (Let’s Get It On), and at the helm, literary giants, Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley.
In 2011, she created a new genre of fiction—Christian Erotica—that is setting the Christian world ablaze with its controversial, yet essential nature. In addition to creating short stories and a book in this genre, DiShan penned the screenplay, “Let’s Get It On.” The first film of its kind, it was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia (Xxtreem Filmz) and premiered May 2013. It has gotten the attention of prominent filmmakers, radio hosts, journalists, magazines, production companies, and Pastors across the nation. She was an invited guest of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kandi Burruss’ show, Kandi Koated Nights, to discuss this new groundbreaking genre. Additionally, DiShan has created a product line to accompany this brand that is slated to be released in 2015.
DiShan is also a powerful and prolific minister, teacher, life coach, and motivational speaker. Having spoken & shared on major platforms throughout the country, her willingness to be transparent about her struggles and success often leaves her audience wanting to hear more. She has been seen on TLC & Bravo and in countless National magazine articles. She is a regular guest of many radio talk shows. Her day to day job is serving as the ghostwriter to several noted individuals across the country.
In August of 2014, DiShan founded Hold On, Inc which is an organization committed to raising awareness and creating solutions for the prevention of suicide. With her own struggle with this very sensitive issue that’s sweeping the world causing lives and destinies to be cut short, she plans to dedicate the rest of her life to serving this cause. (Follow on Twitter: @holdtolife & accept TheHugChallenge.) www.holdontolife.org
She most recently accepted a position with Applause Publishing as the Senior Vice President of Operations. Visit them at: www.Applause.pub.
Having dealt with infertility for more than a decade her greatest honor and title is that of a mother. She is most proud to be the mommy to Miss Alahna Rose Washington & Miss Ariahna Rose Winters.
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