“The happiest moment of my life is when I had my baby. Before her, I was anti-social and I didn’t want to get out of the house. Now, I’m more motivated to get out and do things.
My mama is my biggest influence. She struggled a lot and as we got older, she became more stable and she pushes us to do better. She taught me to never give up, regardless of how hard it gets because things always get better. Right now, I’m trying to overcome financial problems because you gotta pay for everything in life. I just have to remember that things always get better, at the end of the day. You will always have another day to make it better.
The West needs more things for the kids. We got a few parks but there’s nothing else. We gotta keep them occupied. There’s nothing to do, so that’s why they’re out here doing what they’re doing, now.” - Audreanna, Chickasaw