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Putting My Experience
Welcome! I'm glad you came by to learn more about me, I was born and raised in Atlanta, I'm also the oldest of 15 APS kids who grew up together on the Westside of Atlanta in the old Perry Homes apartment now the Upper Westside. I had my first child at age 16, as a teenage mother, I tried to finish school at Harper-Archer, Booker T. Washington, & Southside (now Maynard Jackson), Unfortunately I didn't finish because like during that time, I prioritize working and caring for my son and finish school later. As my family grew and my paycheck didn't, I watched Atlanta's real estate market boom, and more public housing was demolished, rent prices climbed, and my family were displacement. During this time I learned how important community engagement was at a very low point in life. After the death of my sister and children's father I turn my grief into being a "Community Champion".
My family and I are so appreciative of my school's community stepped up and wrapped their arms around our family to give us the love and support that we needed. This love and support made me stronger!
This was just the beginning of my story. My third son was diagnosed with Autism, which I had no clue what Autism was. I begin talking to doctors and researching what Autism was and how this would affect him. This kick-started my new journey. At 30 years old, I completed my high school diplomat, then applied for college, where I later graduated from Purdue University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services. This is where I begin advocating for my son and his classmate and later the whole school and community. I "Turn my pain into my passion." I took that pain and kicked my advocating into overdrive. My mentor entered into my life and continues to be here by my side, providing me wisdom & knowledge. Now, I volunteered for everything under the sun from local & national organization, PTA, Go-Team, NPU, Neighborhood Association, and other parents group to meet and understand people from all walks of life who care about community. Hope to see you in or on a meeting soon!