Our mission is to provide a platform for the unheard voices of multicultural children that struggle mentally. Our workshops, stories, and resources work to give rise to critical thinking while influencing positive behavior for professionals to improve the lives of children with mental health challenges.
Growing up, I lived with my mother, a single parent, who had not had a childhood. She was a teenage mom in an abusive relationship. Unfortunately, the unresolved problems from her past were projected on me from the time I was very young. I believed I was of no value to anyone, which left me with low self-esteem and vulnerability to people who exploited my innocence. Sexual abuse left me confused and empty inside.
As time went by, I slowly began falling through cracks in the educational system. One day in high school a teacher told me, “You’re not the smartest out of the bunch, but you’re a strong person.” I would think to myself, what made her say that remark to me with such confidence? I decided from that point on I had a choice: to continue to hurt and to follow my mother’s path, expecting the hurt in her life, or to start my healing process. I began to go to counseling and realized that the horrible childhood I had was not my fault, and that learning to love myself with all my flaws was a priority, along with taking charge of my life.
I am now engaged in converting the pain of the past into lessons that I can share with people in a myriad of creative ways for the good of myself and society and one of those paths is to speak and consult on those grappling with the problems that I have, and that we all grapple with, so that we can change the world for the better.