From Ivy League to Stripper Life by Elona Washington

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A promising start. A heart-wrenching detour. A chance for redemption.

Did you envision a better life for yourself but are unsure where things went wrong? In From Ivy League to Stripper Life, Elona Washington talks candidly about why her life spiraled out of control and lessons learned along the way.

Between childhood memories leading to true stories from the strip club, Elona offers life lessons that every wife, mother and single woman will find useful.

Elona Washington

If you want to get your life back or discover the key to finding your purpose and improving your life, love and relationships, then Elona’s raw and personal story is for you.

You may read an excerpt of From Ivy League To Stripper Life: 10 Lessons Learned at

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Interview with Elona Washington

All too often, we make decisions from a place of pain and fear Click To Tweet

When did you realize you had a book (or some books) inside you?

It was my childhood experiences that motivated me to write. As I got older, the choices I made took me down paths which different drastically from my upbringing. It was those choices which finally prompted me to write a book.Elona Washington

Why is the theme of this project important?

The theme is important because, hopefully, it will help other women ascertain the root of their decision-making. All too often, we make decisions from a place of pain and fear that force us to live with those choices years later.

What did you learn about yourself while writing this book?

I learned that I’m a lot stronger than I once believed. And much of my healing was self-motivated. I never had a traditional support system and learned about myself and life through trial and error.

How do you find time to write?

This is a funny question. My friend reminded me I’d been talking about writing this book for more than five years. However, it wasn’t until I was laid off of my job that I got the proper motivation and determination to do so.

If you could work on a writing project with anyone (dead or alive), who would it be? Why?

I’d love to work on a writing project with Oprah. Much of her healing was self-taught as well and our childhood stories are similar.

About Elona Washington

Elona WashingtonA native of Washington, DC, Elona Washington is a producer and motivational speaker. Additionally, she’s the Amazon best-selling co-author of 20 Beautiful Women Volume II and I Am Beautiful: The Evolution of Beauty. She blogs for both the acclaimed Huffington Post and esteemed Digital Romance. She’s made guest appearances on HuffPost Live, prominent radio shows and popular podcasts.

Elona’s most recent book, From Ivy League To Stripper Life: 10 Lessons Learned, attained Amazon bestseller status in two categories within a week of its release. Between these pages, she candidly discusses why her promising life spiraled out of control and the lessons learned along the way.

A graduate of Howard University, Elona later obtained her Master’s in Science, Marketing Management from the University of Maryland University College. She’s a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a mother of two. She currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

You can learn more about Elona Washington at

Elona Washington

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