"I first moved to Village West when I was 18. I done been through trials and tribulations. I had my kids there. I had four kids but my son died. Now, I got three girls. I lived in Village and left Village. I got put out of Village and went to Park Hill and I resided there for about 15 years. I eventually came back to Village West and that's where I'm at, now.
I just turned 45 years old but I didn't grow up until I was 35. I done lived a hard life. My turning point was when my mama got sick. She told me that I needed to get it together. I was working everyday and took care of my kids but I was out here drinking and all of that. I was dealing with a lot. I had to evaluate myself and made some changes and haven't look back since.
It's a struggle, it's a whole lot of shit going on out here but you gotta keep your head up. Keep your faith in God and don't let nobody lead you wrong. Everybody gotta story to tell, you feel me? Some stories are worse than others, but you have to keep your faith in God." - Toya, Russell