By: Kindall D.
Healing from a broken heart is a daunting task in itself but how do you heal from an abusive relationship? How do you overcome the pain of once being a victim to extreme jealousy, insane possessiveness, unpredictability, verbal abuse and extremely controlling behavior just to name a few of the traits of a damaged and hurt man that seeks “healing” by hurting women?
On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.
Latisha Hardy was one of those 20 people.
Latisha Hardy, also known as “Tish,” has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She started out as a ballerina, modern dancer, Jazz dancer, & a gymnast. About 10 years ago, after she managed to make it out of her abusive relationship, she fell in love with Salsa dancing and it gave her a new life to say the least.
“Learning to dance Salsa gave me my life back. It helped me establish confidence, provided me with purpose, and allowed me to re-establish trust for the opposite sex again.”
Wanting to spread the blessing and empower others through the art of dance, Hardy opened her own dance studio called, Latisha Hardy Dance & Co. in 2010 in Colorado Springs, CO.
“I wanted to help others the same way it helped me. I was finishing a bachelor’s degree at the time. I immediately started my Masters in business to ensure my business would not get lost in the shadows. The rest is history!”
Her motto behind her company is, “Don’t just dance, experience!” Latisha Hardy Dance & Co Ltd. is more than just your ordinary dance studio; it is the only dance studio in the Colorado Springs area that specializes in attracting adults into a healthy, healing lifestyle through the therapeutic art of dance. It is not only geared at teaching adults about dance but also, fitness, confidence and success.
“My goal is always to empower, enhance, and motivate through the platform of dance or any other medium I can gain access to.”
If you’re not in or near the Colorado Springs area, you don’t have to travel all the way there for her classes to be empowered. Following Hardy on Instagram will instantly have you feeling renewed, motivated and uplifted. Not only does she take dope pictures that will catch your eye but she also shares inspirational messages that will capture your heart and soul too.
For more uplifting and transparent mantras, you can follow Hardy on Instagram here.
To empower others, it helps if you’re an empowered woman yourself. Not only did Hardy bravely leave an abusive relationship, she also has learned a lot through growing through the numerous trials of being an entrepreneur. She has faced all new challenges but has progressed on.
“The biggest challenge has been consistently believing in myself. It is difficult to continue to put your heart out there for everyone to judge. This has also provided me with my greatest strength… confidence. I learned that no matter what I put out there, someone would find a reason not to like it, but I also learned that there would also be lots of people that would love it. Now, I have no problem putting myself out there. There is no such thing as failure… just progression.”