Despite the poverty, crime, and challenges I faced growing up in a housing project in New Orleans, I believed against all hope that I would survive. My prayer is that my memoir, Once There Was a Girl, gives you hope as well.
The circumstances into which we are born are not of our choosing. We come with a so-called "clean slate." What we become is yet to be determined. The circumstances into which I was born could have completely destroyed my life but for the grace of God.
No matter how you came into this world and what you have gone through, you must never give up. I have prayed many prayers and I have cried many tears, but through it all God has been faithful. As you travel through the pages of my life, you will find evidence of that. God gave me the strength to dream beyond bleak circumstances,and whatever you're facing today, I know He can give you the strength too.