Why We Are Here: Actor-Author and Teacher Adiliah Barnes and Voice Artist Broadcast Expert Leslie Stoval

February 15, 2013
Hosted by Sharon Rose Washington

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Actor-Author and Teacher Adiliah Barnes and Broadcaster Leslie Stoval are two formidable guests who represent the power of constructive messaging and its positive impact on the public. They are vivacious “women of color" who unequivocally answer the question, “Why We Are Here”. Adilah Barnes known for her dynamic role as “Anne Marie” on the pop culture TV series, Rosanne is an award-winning actress of stage, TV and Motion Picture. Her one-woman show, "I Am That I Am: Woman, Black” has traveled to 41 states with performances on 3 continents. She’s also appeared on numerous TV shows including "Gilmore Girls," and "Body of Proof," as well as the movies "Erin Brockovich" and “Basic Instincts.” The sultry voiced Leslie Stoval appeared in Bay Area radio with KMEL-FM before moving onto serving up music and stimulating topics for 12 years at KBLX-FM in San Francisco, California. She is a graduate of Stanford. We're honored to have these women of the Media and World of Entertainment with us!

Why We Are Here

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Join visionary host Sharon Rose Washington to explore the answer to the big question of “Why We Are Here” through interviews with movie, music, and entertainment industry artists and celebrities, business thought leaders, changemakers, bestselling authors, and many more. Each week, Sharon’s guests share from their palettes of self-discovery, self-expression, breakdowns, breakthroughs, and ‘a-ha’ moments of illumination to find their higher purpose, passion, and ‘calling’ that drove them to extraordinary achievements and changed the course of their lives. These luminaries’ spirited stories of healing, bravery, hope and faith will sharpen your awareness, touch your soul, and inspire you to see your life differently; their courage, compassion, wisdom and grace will connect you to your own power to live the conscious heart centered awakened life that is calling you.

Sharon Rose Washington

Sharon Rose Washington is a visionary author, entertainment industry producer, motivational speaker, empowerment coach, and energy healer. Born in Los Angeles, she was raised in the Pennsylvania Mountains by mother Thelma Rose and Native Cherokee grandmother, Katie Weaver.

At age 17, Sharon Rose enrolled at UCLA and Columbia School of Broadcasting. While in school, she landed her first job as production assistant to the popular Rick Dees and his morning show on KIIS-FM. Sharon Rose later went on to carve a career in television behind the scenes and in front of the camera at Fox, CBS, and KCAL Channel 9 before spending seven and a half years at the William Morris Agency (now WME). As a record breaking two-time “Jet” magazine centerfold and boxing "Ringside girl", Sharon Rose has modeled and is a member of AFTRA as a voiceover professional for almost 20 years.

Currently, she is an Empowerment Coach/Energy Healer and Motivational Speaker and has authored spiritual self- help books, “How to Walk the Earth as a Goddess” and “Pick a Positive Prayer” that have been endorsed by Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith and Gloria Steinem. She is currently working on her third book entitled, “As Violet Rose” and is a freelance writer for several magazines. Sharon has also been a writer on “All That”, a Nickelodeon TV series, and wrote and produced a highly successful DVD series on healing and empowerment for women, “Woman Heal Thyself” which sold over six thousand copies.

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