"School took on new purpose, became my escape. My dad felt strongly that with education, you could do anything. Thus, I made it my focus. I was in boarding school, which meant I didn’t have to be home a lot. And, it became a place of safety for me."
Many people have rough childhoods; mine just happens to be exceptionally dark. Growing up, my body and soul were a canvas for other people’s work. I carry more physical and mental scars than most see in a lifetime. I was born to a teenage mother who was hardly around and a father who walked out days after I was born. .