I TREASURE BEING SOMEONE MY STUDENTS RELATE TO My experiences as a part of the Detroit hip-hop scene, which included amazing experiences like being an extra in 8 Mile, ultimately led to a Senior Contributing Writer position at the prestigious, AllHipHop.com. For 10 years, I wrote hundreds of articles about people, albums, films, and books related to hip-hop music and culture. It was a passion that excited and sustained me. However as Detroit began to decline economically, I found that I had to leave the city of my birth. With two suitcases, $400, and my pre-teen daughter in tow, I moved to Atlanta. This bold move was challenging at first and found me working menial retail jobs, until I found my dream and my true life purpose. I became a Business Communications Instructor for a workforce development program called Year Up, Inc. The non-profit trains 18 to 24 year-olds for entry-level Information Technology jobs, and I work specifically with our students on developing and enhancing their writing, speaking, and other soft skills. In this role, I've been able to transform the lives of young people helping them become better writers, readers, and public speakers. I have seen my students go on to start careers earning a livable wage, and ultimately contributing to their own families and communities. Teaching is a dream come true. I treasure being that teacher that my students relate to. Getting a hug from my students on a Friday afternoon or hearing them tell me how I've impacted their life allows me to constantly have the greatest moments in life. I think being a full-figured, attractive, and fashion-forward woman allows me to be a role model for my students to not just embrace who they are, but to enjoy it.
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