Tashera Simmons New Internet Show Focused On “Giving People Hope”
DMX’s ex-wife is channeling the lessons she learned from her struggles with her two-decade marriage to DMX to empower others through her new podcast “Freedom of Truth.”
In it, the mother of four – who divorced her husband earlier this year – said after enduring her own public pain with the rapper (who pled guilty to tax evasion this week), she wanted to create a podcast where she could show people that there was light at the end of the tunnel.
“I feel like we can choose how we deal with things,” Simmons told us exclusively at her podcast launch party in Harlem Nov. 30. “And I chose to be as positive as I can. Everyone knows who my ex-husband is. It’s my children’s father. I never ever thought for once it was my responsibility to badger him (over his behavior). I feel that we all serve a higher God. And I left it to him because if I was to harbor on that, I would never be where I am today.”
Simmons said her first podcast guest is a survivor of sex trafficking, who endured 15 years of abuse before finding the courage to flee her pimp. The woman now works with law enforcement to save other women trapped in the cycle of sex trafficking.
“The stories that I bring on, yes some of them are horrible, but they made it through,” she said. “I could have lost my mind, hands down. But I didn’t because of the positivity that I chose to walk. I want to bring that, where people can listen and take from that.”
Joined by her three sons and daughter, Simmons looked incredible in a one-piece black pantsuit and a red shoulder length bob. She danced and chatted with her guests at the invite-only party, while her sons jammed to 90s tunes.
Simmons said she wants to highlight stories of struggle and survival, but show that there’s always a way to find peace and move forward.
“It’s literally developing as I go,” she said. “I just pray about it. It’s all about empowerment. I’m all about that because I didn’t have that…What brought me through was being honest with what was really going on in my life, and then picking up the pieces and moving forward in a positive way.”
Listen to the podcast on her website, freedomoftruth.org, iTunes and Audible.