Leveraging their education in Theology, Social Work, and Christian Ministry Toks, Kim and Shana have curated blogs, podcast episodes, and resources to help individuals break free of shame, toxic habits, religious-social myths and to learn to live unapologetically bodacious.
They believe in helping heal the individual and marital relationships across the globe through sharing their experience and providing practical tools and resources.
MEET THE CO-HOSTS
Welcome to Bodaciously Her Community! Born in Washington DC, raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Toks Haastrup Oluyole aka HIS ESSENCE is a Jesus -lover, author, blogger, motivational speaker, and podcaster. She is the author of Living in God’s Essence. She is also an advocate for sexual purity. She encourages, empowers, and equips women to live life unabashedly for God. She is also the Founder of Sex in the City: How to live pure in an impure world, a program designed to encourage college students to commit to a life of sexual purity until marriage. She has extensive training in public speaking and research analysis, with over 10 years of experience supporting policymakers in the U.S. She is also a minister in the church.
She is the host of Bodaciously Her podcast where she, along with her co-hosts help women deconstruct social and religious myths so that they can navigate life audaciously no matter the season. Most importantly, she is the mother of Hannah and Nathan Oluyole.
Whether you’re single, married and or divorced, this community of women will be beneficial to you. Toks believes with God all things are possible and is passionate about women audaciously living their lives, breaking free from their past, one story at a time. “I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again “– Mahatma Gandhi- Global Humanitarian
Welcome to Bodaciously Her Community! Rev. Kim Burton is the most senior contributor to the podcast and blog for Bodaciously Her;
Kim is a Washingtonian, the wife to one husband for 35 years, the mother of 3 adults (2 sons, 1 daughter), and the grandmother of 1 grandson. She is an ordained Elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal church, where she and her husband, Rev. Darryl A. Burton Sr. are pastors of a new plant congregation called Converted Heart CME Church located in Silver Spring Md.
In addition to church ministry, and being a podcaster, she is the CEO and founder of Common Courtesy Business Services where she teaches and coach professionals in how to better satisfy their customers by providing unmatched superior customer service, producing results that expand business opportunities.
She invites you to join our “no judgement” safe place discussions as we explore societal ills, religious myths, and ways to improve our relationships with ourselves and our loved ones. We will be looking at marriage, divorce, dating, parenting and the challenges therein and seeing what God has to say about it all.
She believes “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long you can. -John Wesley”. This is what she lives to do.
Shana Marshall-Holmes is your DC homegirl, a native of the District of Columbia, with a couple of degrees, a couple of kids, and a whole “lotta” love for Jesus.
Shana has spent the last 12 years working in social services, working with DC’s most vulnerable populations- from sexually abused youth to the elderly and disabled. As a child, Shana always knew she wanted to help someone in some way. Serving as a facilitator and founding member of Pillow Talk, a program implemented on her college campus, designed to educate and support young women on college campuses regarding dating, sex, and safety. Pillow Talk allowed an open and confidential forum for young women to share their stories, find solace and gain understanding.
As our resident connoisseur of fashion, Shana has produced fashion shows to raise money for her college- the mighty Paul Quinn College in Dallas which was utilized for scholarships and community improvement. She has organized massive back-to-school events serving over 5,000 families in DC, providing students with uniforms, book bags, haircuts, dental and health screenings to help prepare students for their return to school.
Service to her community is a huge part of Shana’s life and one of the things that motivate her every morning to serve the residents of the District of Columbia.
Now as co-host of Boadaciously Her, Shana, and the ladies look to create that same space for women to feel celebrated, safe, and more importantly- free to share their life experiences- BOLDLY. To not be ashamed of their thoughts, desires, fears, mistakes, or heartaches because they are what makes us beautiful, fearless, and Bodacious!
When Shana isn’t helping her family and community. She enjoys spending time with her two sons, exploring new museums and artwork around the DMV, or faking like she’s Kobe on the basketball court.
Shana has worked to overcome many obstacles in her own life and has enjoyed watching God turn ashes into beauty. Her favorite scripture is Matthew 6:26-34, which reminds her to not put faith in things, people, or moments. Instead, trust God with all her might, because he has NEVER failed.