"By using my life as an example, I want to show young women that their past mistakes don’t have to determine their future."
I am a wife and mother of two currently living a blessed life in my home town Indianapolis, IN, but this was not always the case. I had to overcome many struggles in my life, beginning at a very early age. As a teenage mother, I had to endure many adversities that ultimately made me the strong, empowered woman I am today. Dealing with the death of two children, sexual assaults, dropping out of high school, and no personal role model for guidance and direction birthed an opportunity for me to display my passions and experiences to assist young women with similar struggles.
By using my life as an example, I want to show young women that their past mistakes don’t have to determine their future. With a desire to want to succeed, a strong foundation in faith, and the encouragement of friends and family, I want young women to realize that they can reach all of their life’s goals and more.
I have and continue to empower young girls by volunteering with Girl’s Inc., Project Home Indy, Vision’s Summer Beauty camp, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. I completed my training to become a volunteer program facilitator with Girls Inc. in October 2011. I then went on to become a mentor mom for Project Home Indy, a home for displaced pregnant teenage girls. I am also a facilitator and mentor for Visions Summer Beauty Camp where I currently sit on the board of advisors (2011-present) and Raising Queens (2016-2017). I have volunteered my time reading with children at St. Mary’s Childcare Center, as well as volunteered my time helping children to read at IPS School 48 with their Accelerated Reading Program Spring 2015. I was also a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana.
I started my professional career in the medical industry as a front office administrator. In 2014 I received a certificate of achievement for successfully completing FastTrac New Venture, a 10 week program geared towards entrepreneurial achievement. In May of 2015 I received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. I continue to work in the healthcare industry as a Clinical Support Analyst with Availity.
In 2016 I started my very own nonprofit called Girl Talk Incorporated, where the mission is to equip young girls with life skills that will allow them to become successful in achieving their personal and professional goals.
My hobbies includes reading, listening to jazz, traveling and spending time with family and friends.