Ms. Jodie was one of the first people I can remember that believed that I was capable of more than I projected (other than my mom of course). She believed that I was a leader despite being shy and trying my best to be invisible. I walked into her group meeting for 'Teen Summit' and long story short, I was made VP and the next year I was the President. None of it would have even happened if it wasn't for the vulnerability and honesty in stories like Ms. Jodie's. She showed that its never too late to be who I was afraid to be yesterday. When I got my first MacBook in 2011 I asked if she would be my first guest on my new show called 'I am an...Overcomer' and without hesitation, she said yes. I took the interview down about a year later embarrassed of the quality and forgot about the project. I have since come to my senses and re-launched the series showcasing all of the people willing to show the power they posses to overcome life and pursue happiness regardless of the obstacles they face.