Freedomspace was founded on October 7, 1994, by Tooshay (LaTasha Bonilla-Padilla) during a life-altering experience. Drug mulled in Bangkok Thailand at the young age of 20 yrs old ( and giving birth to her firstborn child there), Tooshay was given a death sentence later reduced to life and was required to stay in Thailand's worst female prison for 9 yrs. It was during this challenging time that she developed ways of coping and empowering others all centered on Holistic Health.
Prior to her tragedy, Tooshay's life centered around various forms of expression (Dance, Art, Fitness, Poetry), it was natural for her to use her creativity as a way to make it through her most difficult life challenge. She was released from prison in February of 2003, and went on to obtain her Master's Degree in Health Education and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health Education & Promotion. She combines her experience, talents, and education with her passions in order to influence positive health behavior in others and empower them to live well.
Freedomspace is a call to be in harmony with one's authentic self and make choices that lead to sustainable well-being.