On the first day of spring, my son welcomed his daughter into the world. On Easter Sunday, she turned one month old. I was so excited to take her, her mom, and my son to church to celebrate Christ’s resurrection. One of the songs the choir sang was, “That’s Love.” As I listened to the […]
In 2010, I published my very personal story about how I got into a situation with a boy. He forced himself on me, a virgin. Nine months later I was a very single, very young, very ignorant mother. I share all the details in my book, and I’ll share the details of where that part […]
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 […]
Today someone sent me a link to a video. I’m not sure if they were thinking positively or negatively about me or what exactly they were trying to tell me by sending it, but I’m going to assume the best and say it was all good. I think they know me yet have probably called […]
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!
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 […]
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 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 […]