Born and raised in Dallas, Texas I will forever call the Lone Star State home. Growing up in a big city, I was constantly trying to define myself by what was around me. I had to be a certain image, look a certain way, and wear certain clothes (or so I thought at the time). While trying to fit in to the mold, I also tried to stand out, living in a constant battle with myself. My parents and mentors taught me to be strong and independent, but the little girl inside of me wanted so badly to fit in.