Entries by Summer Owens

My 92 Year Old Grandma Shows the World that It's Never Too Late

30,000 Likes and counting. That’s what the video of my grandmother getting her honorary high school diploma/certificate of attendance has gotten. For years, my grandmother known as GG by her great grandchildren, has wanted her high school diploma. She didn’t quit school by choice. She just could no longer attend after suffering a foot injury […]

Interview with Diann Morgan

I truly enjoyed my interview with Diann Morgan. It was great having teen girls in the audience who asked some great questions after the interview! I’m thankful for the opportunity to share my story and help others!

S.O. What! I'm Single

With another Valentine’s Day upon us, we are bombarded with messages of love and many people who are companionless, like me, tend to feel down. Well, at 34 years old I have only had a significant other for ONE Valentine’s Day in my life. Just one. Do I feel bad about that. Nope, not at all. Sure, it […]

Who Sees You?

Growing up, I had so many insecurities. I didn’t have enough hair for ponytails so people called me a boy. I had big teeth and sucked my thumb so people called me a rabbit. I was skinny so people called me stick. I went through puberty and gained weight so people called me fat. I […]

Distinguished Young Alumna…I'm on the field again

Distinguished Young Alumna…I’m on the field again Almost 12 years ago to the day, I was named Miss University of Memphis. I stood on the field of the Liberty Bowl and was shocked when they called my name as the winner. Me, yes, teen mom…Summer Owens. And on November 9, 2013 I stood on that […]

Numb and Fine are the Same, Right?

Last night I finally got to watch my recorded episode of Scandal. I had been traveling for the past two weeks and missed the one and only show I watch faithfully. My son and I took a road trip to Kentucky where we spent Thanksgiving with family, and I got to see someone that I’m […]

Slow Down, Baby. You're Moving Too Fast.

Last night, I put in about two. Today, it seems like I worked it all day only taking breaks to eat and to have a couple of meetings.  What is it? Online driving school. After my last day at FedEx, I spent the next six weeks traveling with only one day in Memphis. On that […]

Standing in the Gap

Here’s a post from 11/20/11 Just getting home from picking my son up from work and have him watching a show on black men in prison-yes, at midnight. It’s sad how the world and so much foolishness seem to have greater influence than parents.  However, this parent won’t surrender. I’m a single mom like so many […]