"The one who was't going to amount to anything."


“I was stereotyped as the one who wasn’t going to amount to anything. I’m the lesbian outcast with an horrible attitude. Today, I’m the first in my family with a college degree. Married to a woman and living my best life. I have an career job and I take great care of my kids. It’s not about where you come from but where your going.

See, I have been raped, abused, mistreated and so much more.

I was made the black sheep of the family. I started a mentor program to help black teens just like myself. It wasn’t easy running away at 15 from California and raising yourself in Kentucky! I got a story to tell and I sure don’t look like what I have been through. If I can rise up so can you!”

(31, Kentucky)

Follow along this journey with us and allow this project to speak to you and share your story to speak to others.

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I hope you choose to share your story too.

Photo Therapy a passion project by Trunetta Atwater | Louisville, KY photographer