Welfare mom with an entrepreneurial spirit: How my mom raised 5 leaders in the projects

How did she do it?  That’s a question I have heard from the time I was in grade school until now referring to my mother and her ability to raise five children, in public housing, while on public assistance,  and dealing with an alcoholic spouse.  Some may say it was luck, faith, and a combination … More Welfare mom with an entrepreneurial spirit: How my mom raised 5 leaders in the projects

How to POP and Thrive at an Independent School as a POC!

This piece is written as part of the #52essays2017 challenge  initiated by Vanessa Martir. Currently we are on  week 28th  and I am on my 9th piece because life happens. $30,000!   My mouth opened wide in disbelief.   Do people really pay that much to send their kids to school?  I couldn’t believe it.  I was a sophomore in high … More How to POP and Thrive at an Independent School as a POC!

The Joy and Pain of Parenting: The Untold Story – Week 3/52 #52essays2017

Of all the roles that I play in life, for me, the most important one is the role of a mother. As far as I can remember I knew that one day I wanted to be a mother. There were so many things that my parents did that I made a mental note not to … More The Joy and Pain of Parenting: The Untold Story – Week 3/52 #52essays2017