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41, Virginia911 assistant supervisor, mother, grandmotherFavorite feature: my natural...
911 assistant supervisor, mother, grandmother
Favorite feature: my natural hair
"I went natural to be closer to God. Being my natural self is a symbol of my coming back to Him. God has done so much for me and I want to be the way He put me on this earth. I was a single mother; I had both of my daughters while still in high school. But my greatest challenge was becoming a grandmother at age 27 when my 11-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted. Prayer is what really helped me make it. God loves me and didn't give up on me. So I took off my fake nails. Grew out my relaxer. Now I don't say, "I'm a big girl." Instead I say, "I'm voluptuous." I tell myself I'm beautiful every day when I look in the mirror. It's a feeling I never had before. I feel wonderful!"