I was born and raised in San Diego, CA and I was asked to go to the Boys and Girls Club and speak to teenage girls about not only what I’ve overcome in my life, but how they can overcome challenges as well. I stayed at my mom’s house when I was there and got to catch up with my family, which was cool because I hadn’t seen them in a while. I got a little nervous before my speech because with me you NEVER know how much I’m going to say so I needed some help by talking to my family to figure out what I should say.  I didn’t want to go overboard with how much I said to the girls so my family definitely helped me with that. Talking to teenage girls is definitely something I see myself doing more. It’s always so nice to go home and catch up.  I’ll never forget where I come from.