I was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on January 30, 1967. I grew up with an aunt who adopted me when I was five years old. I never saw my biological mother again until I was eighteen years old. I endured hardship in life, but I also remember the joy of childhood days. I always loved to read and write poetry as a child. I had great dreams for my life even when the adults around me did not desire anything good for me. I migrated to Canada and earned an honor’s degree in sociology and a bachelor of education degree. I absolutely love children and enjoy spending time with them as they teach me about love, honesty, and forgiveness. I am the mother of three daughters, Ashley, Amber, and Atia, and the wife of Desmond Sappleton. My family are the most important people in my life. I look forward to one day going to Africa to reconnect to my roots.