The “IT” Girl, Motivational Messenger, Natasha David-Walker was born in St.Thomas U.S. Virgin islands and grew up in both Atlanta, Georgia and Hatchechubbee, Alabama. She is a Mom, a youth and young adult speaker, Lecturer in English at Columbus State University and Community Organizer/Activist.
Natasha studied at Oakwood University, Columbus State University, and the University of Memphis (U of M). She has degrees in General Studies in Biology and a Masters in English, and was was accepted into the prestigious Emory Rollins School of Public Health. While studying at the U of M, Natasha started a nonprofit organization, Living Light Ministries that educates youth about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and STD’s.
In 2004, Ms. Walker traveled to Zambia, Africa to promote HIV education in schools, colleges and churches. Through her nonprofit Living Light Ministries & public health-Health Education www.phhealthed.com she has worked as a Consultant with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Memphis City Schools as a Health Educator. She has also partnered with the Episcopal Church after-school programs for youth – Emmanuel Episcopal center in Memphis, TN and other nonprofit organizations.
For two years she hosted the Talking To Tasha Show© an Internet based radio show, discussing current topics through a spiritual lens. Currently, she is a Lecturer at her Alma Mater and our very own Columbus State University. Check out one of her shows, Is Thug the New thoroughbred at:
A dynamic motivational speaker, she has traveled as far as Africa and as close as her hometown of Columbus, Georgia. In May 2016 she was the commencement speaker at the prestigious Rothschild Leadership Academy, where Dr. Michael Forte is the principal. The theme of her address to approximately 200 graduates was – U ARE IT!
She returned to Rothschild Leadership Academy as the commencement speaker in 2017 and spoke on the topic, “Learning from the Journey.”
When she is not working she loves spending time with her family and her two children Keely and Shawn. Natasha loves to read, listen to music, and dance – even though she admits that she can’t dance!
Ms. Walker is making a positive impact by connecting hip hop with academics and spiritual lessons that are important for the U ARE IT generation.
Her tagline – Take the baton, U ARE IT is making waves across the country as she transforms lives through her motivational messages!