“I can be changed by what happens to me.
But I refuse to be reduced by it.” 

-Maya Angelou-


LaTasha C. Watts is an Award Winning Child Advocate, Speaker, and Author of “I’m Not Broken Just A Little Twisted.” She spent her entire childhood in the foster care system; living in a variety of foster homes, until eventually “aging out” of the foster care system at the age 18. After exiting foster care, LaTasha would then find herself struggling to survive; facing poverty, homelessness, and multitude of health issues, including battling cancer.


However, despite her adversities, she maintained a determination to change the negative outcomes of children in the foster care system and beyond. Currently she has over 15 years experience in working with youth, families and professionals in a variety of settings. She prominently holds the positions of Founder and Executive Director of The Purple Project, a support and resource network dedicated to assisting foster children with maintaining stability and successfully transition out of foster care. She is also Founder and CEO of Cummings Watts & Associates, LLC a lifestyle management, and child welfare consulting and professional training firm.

LaTasha has received numerous recognitions, including Proclamations from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland; all in honor of her immeasurable contributions to the foster care and adoption communities. She has worked on multiple nationwide charity campaigns; and has been featured in several magazines, and textbooks. LaTasha travels nationwide consulting, educating and motivating youth, professionals, and families through her consulting packages, workshops, panel discussions and keynote addresses. 


LaTasha's Books

 8 Steps to Impact

 Your Guide To Successfully Impacting Your Life

Pre-Order Date 1-18-18

A must read! "8 Steps to Impact" is an enticing and enlightening guide to unlocking confiedence, self-awareness, and the power to create positive changes that will successfully impact one's life. This practical guide offers encouragement to its readers as they are self-directed to remove the unwanted stressors and negativity around them to live a more happier, healthier, stress free life. Pre-Order your copy and start impacting your life today!

 "I'm Not Broken Just A Little Twisted"

 Scenes Through The Mind Of A Foster Child

  Available Now!

“I’m Not Broken, Just a Little Twisted,” is an inspiring memoir that starkly illustrates the difficulties children face in the foster care system. “It’s a captivating read! What better way than to hear of a child’s journey through the system, than from the source themselves! Powerful story that should open some eyes and bring awareness!”


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LaTasha, Lily & Tamron on the Tamron Hal
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Laura, LaTasha, Lily & Tamron Hall
Foster Care Advocates & Authors Ashley Rhodes-Courter & LaTasha C. Watts (2)
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Foster Care Advocate & Author LaTasha C. Watts & Dr. William Bell CEO Casey Family Programs
LaTasha C. Watts The Purple Project  I Believe In Me
LaTasha C. Watts Women's Leadership
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Ohio Guidestone Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner (Keynote LaTasha C. Watts)
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LaTasha C. Watts, Antwone Fisher & DMC from Run DMC
LaTasha C. Watts Ohio Guidestone Appriciation Dinner (2)
LaTasha C. Watts& Soledad O'Brien Journalist and Founder of The Starfish Foundation
LaTasha C. Watts on the panel discussion at The Starfish Foundation's Powerherful 2016 Summit #2
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LaTasha C. Watts Interview for Channel 5 News
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LaTasha C. Watts & The Honorable Judge Michael Ryan
LaTasha C. Watts Children's Rights Benefit
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Keynotes & Workshop Presentations

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  • You're Not Broken

  • Searching For Purpose

  • Child Advocacy

  • Writing to Heal

  • Cancer

  • Foster Care  

  • Foster Parents

  • Mental Health 

  • Stepping out on Faith

  • Youth Engagement

  • Resiliency

  • Leadership

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Women in Business

  • Business Start Up

  • 8 Steps to Impact

  • Forgiveness


  • Book Signings

  • Universities

  • Community Colleges

  • Author's Events

  • All Girls Retreats

  • Women's Conference

  • Foster Care Conferences

  • Christian Conferences

  • High Schools

  • Middles Schools

  • Elementary Schools

  • Youth Conferences

  • Panels

  • Adoption Conferences

  • Foster Care Agencies

  • Health Summits

LaTasha has a variety of workshop presentations for professionals, parents and youth!

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I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back
                                                                              -Maya Angelou-
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