My first Woman Feature is truly a phenomenal and beautiful woman. So I’ve been creeping on her Instagram page for a few weeks now, but who doesn’t love an ambitious and hard working woman lol. She is currently a law clerk to the Chief Bankruptcy Judge Kathy A. Su Surratt-States, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. She graduated magna cum laude from Florida A&M and holds a Juris Doctorate from FAMU College of Law. Wait, Wait, Wait I’m not done! She is also the First Black President of Ms. JD, a national non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the legal profession. Raychelle also serves on the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Pro Bono Task Force where she is working to create a Bankruptcy Pro Se Assistance Program to provide free legal advice to pro se debtors and creditors. Raychelle also started the St. Louis chapter of the Credit Abuse and Resistance Education (C.A.R.E.) program which sends volunteer bankruptcy lawyers to local high schools and colleges to speak about financial literacy to young adults. WOW! Talk about amazing! Now let’s get to know Ms.Raychelle on a person level.
1.Name and where you are from
My name is Raychelle Tasher. I’m from Florida but currently living in St. Louis.
2.What’s the one thing you would like to change about yourself?
I don’t think I would change anything. My family and friends could probably answer this question better than me.
3.Is what you’re doing now what you always wanted to do growing up?
Absolutely! Since I was a child I’ve always wanted to be a lawyer. I thought that lawyers were the most influential people in the world. I am happy to be a part of such a noble profession.
4.What makes you feel accomplished?
Completing my goals makes me feel accomplished. So many people set out to do things but never complete it. Being able to finish something that I started is very motivating and it makes me happy.
5.What is a relationship deal breaker for you?
A relationship deal breaker for me is a man with no faith and no vision. I need someone that has a strong belief in God and a plan for his future. Without those things we will not work as a couple.
6.Who is that one person you can talk to about just anything?
My boyfriend Cirilo Manego is the one person I can talk to about anything and I mean anything. He is a great listener and is not judgmental at all. Before we were in a relationship he was a great friend. He has not changed one bit and I love him for that.
7.What are you most thankful for?
I am most thankful for my family; they mean everything to me. My family is the reason why I am such a hardworking person. I want to make them proud every day.
8.What do you think about when you’re by yourself?
I think about my past and how much I have matured over the years. I also think about my “to-do” list and what I should probably be doing instead of lazing around.
9.What Do You Define As “Womanliness”?
I define womanliness as grit, perseverance, strength, passion, grace and poise.
10.If You Could Live Forever, How Would You Spend Eternity?
If I could live forever I would spend eternity spreading love and Christianity. My faith is very important to me and if I had to be on this earth for that long I would want others to get to know Christ as I know Him.
11.What Is “Home” To You?
Home to me is where the heart is. It is not a physical place at all.
12.In What Ways Are You the Same as Your Childhood Self?
I am an extremely goofy person; I love to laugh. I think that goofiness has found its way into my adult life. I’m always laughing to myself about something. It’s silly but I think appreciating laughter is one of my best qualities.
13.If You Could Abolish One Piece Of Modern Technology, What Would It Be And Why?
I would abolish the microwave. For me it represents that “instant” life we live in society. Everything has to be right now and in an instant.
14.How do you want to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as someone who dedicated their lives to serving others. Services to the community and to the legal profession is very important to me. When people think of me I want my work for others to be remembered not the things I did for myself.
15.How can people keep up with you? Social Media? Website? And what’s your next project?
You can keep up with me on Instagram at: @raychelle_esq Twitter: @00RaychelleTasher Facebook: Raychelle Tasher
Currently I’m working on starting a Bankruptcy Pro Se Assistance Clinic that would provide free bankruptcy legal advice to people in the St. Louis community. There are so many people who are misinformed about the bankruptcy process and have basic bankruptcy questions but cannot afford an attorney. This Clinic would provide those resources to people in need. I am also working on expanding a financial literacy program at local high schools and universities to teach students the importance of being financially smart.
Well, there you have it folks. A beautiful ambitious black woman! Hopefully, this won’t be the last time we hear from Ms.Raychelle on this blog. I know we all could use some of her financial literacy tips. Especially me, with my bad shopping habits. lol