Mother, Author, Minister, Social Worker, and Therapist Candace Washington, better known as Candace Writes, was born in Selma, Alabama. At an early age, Candace developed a passion for writing, and at the age of twelve, her English teacher recognized her writing skills and asked if she would join the writers club. Candace then started writing short stories and plays for her church and others in her community. In addition to writing, Candace enjoys storytelling through the performing arts as a graduate of the Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Towson, Maryland.
In 2010, she received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Bowie State University. In 2016, Candace became the founder of Candace Writes, LLC, creating faith-based content through modern literature to inspire and deepen one's relationship with Christ. In the same year, she accepted the call on her life to preach and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In 2017, Candace obtained her Master's degree in Social Work from Howard University, graduating cum laude, and on April 9, 2017, she became a licensed minister.
Candace is the author of, Breathe: Rest, Reflect, Reset, part Bible study, part memoir outlining God's blueprint for healing. She's been a featured guest on radio shows, the Word Television Network, and several podcasts discussing faith, mental health, and her testimony of hope and redemption. Her transparency has gifted her with a heart for this generation and fosters conversations about mental health, conveying that believers can have both our strong God and a strong therapist. She currently accepts clients at Totally Whole Counseling Services in Baltimore, Maryland, supporting and guiding clients in their healing journey.
Candace is under the leadership of Bishop Ronald and Lady LaShawn Demery of Christ Way Cathedral. Her favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." She currently resides in Maryland with her sons, Bryson and Braxton.