Why I Joined the First Ladies of Poverty Foundation (FLP):
I like the diversity of the organization and that it serves not one group of people but multiple groups of people. I also like the variety of programs we offer like the generational wealth blueprints, entrepreneurship, investing and mentors. FLP c FLP gives me the platform to encourage people who are going through what I am going through and empower them to feel that they have a choice to decide their own path. They don't have to go a certain way just because it is normalized.
In my family, we have a generational curse: my grandmother and my mother was both on drugs, and I was taken away from my mother at the age of 2 months and was placed in a home with my Aunt who I call my mother, who raised me from 1 until 12 years old. In their household, I was all A student and after that, my mom was clean for about 4 years and was pregnant with my little sister and decided to make the decision to stay with my birth mother to be in my younger sister. That's when I started receiving abuse I wasn't used to and led me to rebel. I faced a lot of low self esteem, which led me to get into an abusive relationship with my child's first dad.
During this time, I was learning about what I should and should not tolerate, how to love myself as a woman, and what kept me grounded was the love I was receiving from those who love me. In 2015, December 28, I lost the man that raised me and that opened my eyes to alot of things. I decided to leave my son's Dad and got on a journey to love and find myself. It is has been a long road to finding myself, my self esteem, loving my body and being a better mom / taking care of my kids. If you are single mom, you have to understand where I come from when I feel that I am less of a mom sometimes when I do / don't do this or that, but I am learning that a mom is not just about material things but being there for your kids when you need them most. Being a mom is hard but it is worth, and it is a rewarding journey because you see your kids grow before your eyes and understnad that their mom is there to understand them and make their lives easier.
Being a CNA is rewarding. I have met a woman who was 105 who told stories about her childhood and taught me how to be grateful and cherish what I have. I met people who have been married for years who died holding hands together...Being a CNA is a lifetouching career. Working at Saint Frances, I worked with people of all ages dealing with many sicknesses and it taught me how to value life and increased / grew my relationship to God.
What Is It Like Working With Me
Working with me is a like having a best friend, someone you can talk to, laugh with and understand / sympathize with you. I am also someone who is going to make sure I can do whatever you can to succeed--in an unjudgemental environment.
First Ladies of Poverty Foundation's mentors are hand-picked, curated and vetted by our leadership team. We are serious about providing you with a variety of compassionate, resourceful and supportive mentors who can provide the best support and expertise for living your absolute best and most successful life (as humanly possible). From self love and healing to finding a support system to goal setting and financial management, our mentors are ready to assist you on your next steps to creating a better future for yourself and your loved ones.