I’m the host of A New Dawn podcast where we dialogue to humanize mental illness. This has been a passion of mine for years. I am a mother, grandmother and a teacher in the public school system. I raised my children as a single mother for 18 years, working minimum-wage jobs, living paycheck to paycheck. We struggled, were homeless once and I always knew I needed to complete my degree to make more money, but life prevented this and threw various obstacles in my path.