Tishuna, Mother of 3, GA
Imagine your daughters are now in their 30s – out of school and starting into adult life. What do you hope for them about their life? What would make it a ‘good’ life?
My hope for my girls is that they will have stability. I would want them to know how to be self-sufficient and manage their own lives. I want them to be successful so they can work for themselves instead of working for others. It would be great for them to have their own business. To me that is important because when you have your own business you can bring so much more to your community and you can really build your own brand.
I would also want them to give back to their community, like having youth programs for underprivileged kids who can’t afford certain activities. I would want them to empower young kids, to build their self-esteem and teach them strategies for how to hang in there and not give up. I want them to be able to counsel younger kids and show them how far they can go. I would want them to teach others that it’s not where you’re from—if you work hard for what you want, you can get it. You don’t have to be a product of your environment.