Rashada is a proud South Shore native, born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. She has been teaching and working within the community since she was 17 years old. While serving in her church as a praise dancer, she worked with youth from ages 5-17. After graduating from Florida A&M University, she went on to work with the all-girls praise dance ministry at St. Paul CME Church for over 5 years. Her resume includes anti-violence and bullying prevention, touring in the Broadway show Disney’s “The Lion King” and she serves as the CEO of a community arts organization, B.Fli Productions, Inc. where the mission is to increase mental wellness and decrease violence through performing arts. She is also the mother of Genesis Denise Hale who plays Maisha on Showtime’s hit series, The Chi.