Even if you are from the same neighborhood as someone else, you might still be coming from different places. Where you are from is a complicated question and it elicits complicated, but interesting and thought-provoking responses. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Tiffany White | Owner + Principal Designer of Midcity Design Group

Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, it’s hard not to be so full of color and culture, leaving every room you enter a little more vibrant than before. Read more>>

Erin Furry | Owner/ CEO of Luminous Heart Wellness & Steel Mace Yoga, Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor, Viking Ninja Master Coach & Director of Education

I should write a book about my story and would love to share it in the interview. Starting at the age of 12 I started acting up, running with the wrong people, and getting into lots of trouble. I’ve been to juvenile/ jail many times and almost lost my life. I have had a lot of loss in my life so I ran from the pain but finally hit my bottom. I went to rehab when I was 17 willingly and realized I needed help. I did so much therapy and worked through all my past traumas which helped me immensely. I’ve been through ups and downs since then but it wasn’t until I found my passion for life and the love of my life before the true transformation happened. Starting g at age 24 my whole life started to shift and I learned how to manifest anything I wanted in life and more. Now I am in the best shape of my life, happier than ever, and inspired plus inspire many in my life’s work. What a great journey it has been!. Read more>>

Zaleb B\ Brown | Singer

I was brought up in Houston, Texas. I raised in a big family. We unquestionably did without. My childhood was extremely unpleasant for me and my family. I went through so much trama as a kid. The things i’ve learned en route has molded me to be the best individual I could be today. Read more>>

Brandi Lowery | Attorney & Podcaster

I am from Dallas, Texas. I value my upbringing because my parents taught me to never give up and to always chase my dreams no matter how many doors closed. And there were plenty of closed doors, however, I refused to allow those closed doors to stop me. I had many disappointments/obstacles that stood in my way from my dream of becoming an attorney; but I never gave up. There were times when I thought I would never go to law school because I was getting rejected from the schools that I applied to. Through the disappointment, I decided to give up and my focus on getting a master’s degree. Well a close friend of mine recommended me to apply to Thomas M. Cooley Law School. I applied, went through the provisional program, got accepted and then graduated. But the journey didn’t stop there. Once I graduated law school, I had to study and take the Texas bar. That was another obstacle that I had to endure. I didn’t pass the bar on the first try. When that happened that caused major disappointment. I felt like a failure but I had to put my emotions to side. Read more>>