This week, Ashanti‘s sister, Kenashia Douglas, who is better known as Shia, celebrated her 31st birthday and took the opportunity to open up about her life in a way she has never done before.
The talented fashion designer is in quarantine like the rest of the country, and therefore, she had a small celebration with her family, including Ashanti and her mother, Tina Douglas.
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My sister is a FUCKIN BEAST! One of the most resilient women I’ve been blessed enough to know. I’m honored to be your older sister..the blood in these veins will NEVER BETRAY. I love you. I’m with you. Always. Happy 31st Birthday. @liltuneshi @wifeofcreation 🎥 @fliphd_life
Shia posted an emotional video that she narrated, it featured images from her childhood to adulthood. The video also showed that she was engaged, suffered a miscarriage, and was abused.
Shocking images showed her with a black eye, bloody face, and her front teeth broken.
She explained: “Our experiences begin to shape our realities. Here, we learn about pain, isolation, sacrifice, and heartache. These experiences, though, no matter how bad, how painful, how ugly, how dark, how beautiful, are all threads that together wove our story and shaped our purpose. They reignite our passion and remind us of who we are divinely meant to be.”
Ashanti praised her sister for being a warrior: “Happy Birthday to my beautiful amazing sister… I love you more than anything… Thank you for being my best friend in this crazy life… I couldn’t imagine it without you.. thank you for always being by my side and behind the scenes… for all of your creative input and energy. I am beyond proud of everything that you have overcome… and this is just the beginning… I see you putting your heart and soul into “Wife of Creation,” and I can’t wait for the world to see it!!! Screaming Happy Birthday!!! I love you!!! 🥳🥳🥳❤️❤️❤️🎉🎉🎉😘😘😘🎂🎂🎂 @liltuneshi.”
The singer added: “The next Chapter. My sister is a F*CKIN BEAST! One of the most resilient women I’ve been blessed enough to know. I’m honored to be your older sister..the blood in these veins will NEVER BETRAY. I love you. I’m with you. Always. Happy 31st Birthday. @liltuneshi @wifeofcreation 🎥 @fliphd_life.”
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*MY SISTERS KEEPER ! 😊My First Credit In a Magazine as Creative Director and Art Director thank you so much @sheenmagazine Photographer @saileywilliams MUA @_jenniferashley Hair @kalief_w Styling @styledbytimb Creative Director – Art director- Editor @iameboyne Additional styling @monsieur_parie Additional hair @Nikki_theweaveslayer Earrings: @laruicci Bodysuits: @kendrell.white Coat: Yves Saint Laurent via @thefursalonnyc Random pop out by the Harlem legend himself @dapperdanharlem @jelaniday family 🤞🏾✊🏿
Tina had this to say about her amazing baby girl: “I am beyond proud of everything that you have overcome… and this is just the beginning….I watched you in your darkest hour become stronger than I could ever wish to be then come into the light as if your [sic] were rejuvenated by the struggle and pain. You took the bull by the horns and defeated that time to become even MORE resilient!”
The family is very close.