I survived childhood sexual abuse at ages 4, 6, and 8 years old. I was mentally and verbally abuse growing up. I was also mentally, physically, sexually, and verbally abused when I was 16-years-old. Speaking about sexual abuse was like a taboo in the black community. I didn't have the support that I needed, the courage that was required, or my family by my side. Eventually, I gained my strength from my weakness. It wasn't until I was 24-years, married, and a mother of three girls that I realized the importance of speaking. That's why I created Crowned Queen: to build up black girls confidence and let them know that they're worthy. I don't want black girls to feel left out, alone, or afraid to speak again.