Tonya Barbee, Founder of I am Still a Rose, LLC (IASAR), has a passion to help those who want to be helped. It took her awhile to realize that she had to make a change in her life in order to get the change she was looking for. After betrayal, emotional abuse, and other turmoil, she had to learn to forgive and move beyond her pain. Her commitment is to help inspire and empower those who want to start a new chapter.
IASAR will offer events, conferences, plays, and inspirational products that empower women to get past their circumstances to get to their triumphs. Tonya is an inspirational speaker who’s spiritual, energetic and funny. She encourages others to never, ever give up.
She has written: The Little Girl Inside Owning My Role in My Own Pain and the soon to be released sequel, I am Still a Rose. She also wrote a short story titled Prayer Works in the new book, Sharing My Prayers as a co-author. She lives in Maryland with her youngest son, has four children, and seven adorable grandchildren.