Author LaKisha Janay

LaKisha Janay has redefined what it means to be a woman of many hats. Born and raised in Chicago, IL by a single parent- it was in this space that she understood what the true definition of being grateful really looked like.

After losing her mom suddenly in 2014 she went through a battle of mental torment and had to find a way to deal with what she was feeling both mentally and emotionally.

Being a woman of faith, she relied on a spiritual journey to help her find peace and remove herself from everything she had been feeling emotionally that held her back.

The process from transforming from a rejected young girl to an author, businesswoman, and leader took much courage, passion for change, and peace.

LaKisha Janay holds a Bachelors degree in Communication Studies as well as a Masters degree in Leadership. Of all of her many accomplishments- she is most proud of her years of being a wife and mother of 2 sons.

In 2015, Sereniti Life ™ was birthed and from that place it allowed her to pen her first book- “Sereniti- 30 days to a new start” Sereniti Life is defined as a movement committed to encourage people to discover their peace, pursue their passions, & unlock destiny. It is her goal to reach as many people as she can, taking the message of faith and peace to assist them in becoming the best version of themselves that they can be.

PWH: What sparked your interest in writing?

LJ: My interest started as a kid because I was always too shy to express my emotions so instead I wrote them on paper. My love for writing sparked from there.  PWH: Do you have any writers you look up to?

LJ: I look up to writers such as Toni Morrison, Oprah Winfrey, and a local Chicago Author Sheridan Davis

PWH: How would you describe your writing style?

LJ: I use my experiences as a platform for expression. Things I have been through or experienced mostly influences my “real-life” style of writing.

PWH: What motivated the title of your book “Serenti – 30 Days to a new start?”

LJ: It was motivated by the last conversation that I had with my mother before she transitioned. I was dealing with some things that made me want to start over coupled with thoughts of depression, anxiety, and even rejection prompted a “new start” after she passed away. PWH: What message do you hope readers gain from your book?

LJ: That it’s never too late to start over and allow yourself to be pushed to a place of purpose and peace. 

PWH: Where can readers purchase your book?

LJ: My book can be purchased by directly messaging me or on amazon using this link: PWH: Do you have any upcoming Projects? 

LJ: I am currently writing another book and I am always in a space of creating opportunities for peace, passion, purpose, and destiny with my organization Sereniti Life.

To connect with LaKisha visit her online



IG: @lakishajanay


Fb: Sereniti Life

IG: @serenitilife 

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CEO/Founder of Pretty Women Hustle Magazine

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