FLY was birthed from a place of need. I needed to be for girls and women, what I once needed: To be acknowledged, so that I would know I was not alone. To be supported, in life decisions without fear of judgement. To be empowered, to live to my truest potential.
"Coming from a small town I was scared to move to a big city, away from my family, but now as a black, female, business owner, I am proof that being uncomfortable for a short period does pay off. "
"Most people would count a teenage mother out, but I refused to become just another statistic. Determination and perseverance looks so much like love, when there are two eyes looking back at you."
"Whether young or old, black or white, a mother’s love runs deeper than the largest ocean. Everything I’ve sacrificed, so that my children can have an abundant life, was worth it. If granted the opportunity, I’ll continue this journey of motherhood forever. "
"Although life can be tough, I’ve learned I’m a lot tougher. My struggles are not my identity. I went as long as I could, then I took another step. I find beauty in being able to say I fell part, but I survived.”
"Being a teenage mother was definitely hard, but I didn’t blame anyone for my short comings, I channeled that energy into teaching my children how to build from the bricks that are thrown at them."
“Even when times get rough, never give up.” The trials and tribulations I have endured has molded me into the woman I am today. I look forward to helping young women overcome obstacles to be successful.