I grew up in Savannah, Georgia, in the United States of America. Growing up in America has its advantages. In many ways, it's a privileged life. However, I grew up in the South of America, which has had its own challenges of inequality, low employment and struggles for African Americans. These issues give a woman a lot of personal experiences to write about. For example, I'm able to draw so many lessons from how I overcame several of my personal obstacles, to get to where I am now.