I was born in St. Louis, Missouri and was raised by my mother and my father, who divorced when I was five years old. We moved around quite a bit as I grew up, and my mother eventually separated from my father when I was 15. Throughout my life, including now, I've been actively engaged in supporting my friends and family to the best of my ability through emotional support, help around the house, and providing as much for them as I am able. I enjoy music in all aspects: listening to music, going to shows, playing guitar, and playing clarinet in high school marching and concert band. I currently live with my grandmother as she fights cancer to be another form of support for her as she continues her battle. I work part time at Taco Bell and work up to 34 hours per week to provide financial support for myself and my family. I love being an activist and support multiple organizations that strive to make my city more inclusive and safer for its residents. Despite juggling multiple responsibilities, I take pride in what I've done for myself and for the others around me.