My name is Nataki, which means “princess” in Swahili.
There were no transgender role models in the city where I grew up. As I got older, the only way I knew how to be myself was by going to clubs, prostitution, and using drugs.Read Full Story
My name is Sharon Baker and it’s been a long time coming, but I finally get to tell my story.
I have to remember where I came from in order to know where I want to go. I was born into addiction and was never interested in drugs because I saw what it did to my family.
Today I’m trusting in the decision that I had made in my life. I have been able to overcome adversity and challenges in my life. I put myself through College, Owned a Contracting business with my husband.
One of my largest challenges was to accept where I was at my lowest point in my life. At the age of 30 I was introduced to PCP trying to keep my marriage together.
PCP shined a light on my buried mental health challenges. I worked to take care of my family. N Street Village provides me with my mental health, sisterhood and Permanent supportive housing.
I now focus on loving me and being stable placing structure back in my life. Never did I think that my success would help others. I need to thank my Mother Carolyn Whorley, Toni Thomas, They stuck by me and helped me to put a plan in place when I couldn’t see myself and the things I have accomplished.
Never give up, Never stop praying, and always remember that things will get better over time.
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