Sonja Elise Freeman
Psalmist, Inspirational Blogger & Life Coach
Resplendent, Sparkling, Inspiring, Beautiful and Peaceful are some of the words often used to describe Sonja Elise Freeman which means “Wisdom, Beauty & Peace.” She is driven by her faith in God, love for serving others and sharing her gift of encouraging all who meet her! She is honored by her recent appointment as the Inaugural 2011 Integrity Beauty Woman of Grace and National Ambassador for Integrity Beauty Woman of Excellence Christian Network-Pageantry, Motivational Speaking and Advocacy in promoting the importance of inspiring, empowering and encouraging women that their BEAUTY truly SHINES from within!
Born in Queens, New York but raised in Houston, Texas Sonja Elise is a proud graduate of Fort Bend Independent School District Willowridge High School and Prairie View A&M University, a part of the Texas A&M University system, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance with a minor in Fashion Merchandising & Design. She continued her studies at Rice University Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies Composition-Music Business. She also received a Leadership Certificate from the 2009 Charter Class Inspire Women Leadership Institute at the Dallas Theological Seminary in Houston.
She wrote the school song for Thurgood Marshall High School in Stafford, Texas in 2001 and is a member of ASCAP & the Recording Academy-Texas chapter that issues the Grammy Awards annually. She represented the Greater Houston area as Ms. Greater Houston Plus America 2009 at the 2009 Miss Texas Plus America Pageant a part of the Miss Plus America Pageant and was selected in 2010 to be a Harvey Star Washington Plus Model, who started the career of Oscar winning Actress/Comedian Mo’Nique of BET’s The Mo’Nique Show, out of 8500 inquires and plus models auditioned as well as inducted in the Who’s Who in Black Houston 2010 Directory. She is also a guest recording artist with Touch Independent Records and currently promoting her Gospel/House/Electronica single "Just Ordinary People" which has maintained the Top #5 slot on Reverbnation.com Electronica/Dance charts for 8 consecutive months since May 2010!
Sonja Elise is the Executive Director for Divine Voices Media Group LLC, an inspirational production, marketing and career coaching company that specializes in assisting all who would like to pursue their dreams while maintaining peace in their spirit.
“Diva’s Diamonds is my platform to encourage, motivate and inspire people to strive for their dreams or vision, but not to compromise their peace through motivational speaking, teaching, blogging, pod casts and song,” says Sonja Elise.
An accomplished and award-winning vocalist, songwriter, toastmaster, poet, plus model and inspirational blogger Sonja Elise Freeman has great passion to assist all she meets to strive to become FLAWLESS like diamonds!