What gives me hope is that I have a daughter coming into the world. Seeing things slowly changing, I guess that’s a little hope. Maybe when she gets to be 27 or 26, things will be different. Maybe she will have a better chance of survival.


A lot of people look at me and see resting female face and think that I’m just mean. I’m actually somebody who is there for everybody. Anybody can call. I’ll send you my last $10 if need be. That’s what I want people to know about me. You got a friend in me.



If anything, we need more mentors for our Black kids, period. Not just Black boys, not just Black girls, not just people in undeveloped homes. We need examples of: This is what you can be. This is what you can do.


I used to want to be a model and a doctor, but my dream job is to flip houses, be a little comfortable. I don’t want to be what people consider rich. As long as I’m comfortable, my kids OK — that’s all.”

This is one of 26 interviews with Black women that ran in our 2020 No. 6 print issue.
Photos by Charlee Black.


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