My name is Letitcia
Thompson; I was born July 28, 1968 in Stockton, CA. Growing up I
believed God chose men and women to go through things and come
out of it because of generational curses placed on oneís life.
I am representing the
women that come from hardship; Iím a daughter of a drug-addicted
mother. I was placed in the care of a Great Aunt at age 7
because of my motherís consistency of drug abuse and
I was a child who was
often told I would never amount to anything and I would be just
like my mother. As a teenager I ran away from home, looking for
love in all the wrong places. I have been in relationships that
caused me to have low self-esteem, lack of trust and a whole lot
of hurt and pain.
I was a victim of
domestic violence were I was mentally and physically abused in
these relationships. I dropped out of High School my junior year
and got pregnant with my first child at age 17 and age 19 with
my second child and my sons father was in jail. Feeling as
though I had no other choice, I learned to hustle to make ends
meet and to support my family.
At age 21 I was
arrested for assault and served two days in county jail. At age
26 I was sentenced to 2 years in Valley State Prison for Women
where I served one of the two-year sentences, while at VSP I
received my GED. At age 29 I was sentenced to 10 Years in
Federal Prison for drug sales, I served nearly 9 of the 10-year
sentence. I was in a place that I had to make some decisions
toward my future; I made a conscious decision to change my way
of thinking and change my associations. I know I can be a great
influence to other women to deter them from going down the path
I had gone down and making all the wrong choices that lead me
As a Facilitator I will
strive to connect with them and build their trust in me so they
will feel confident enough to open up their hearts and share
their struggles in hopes of overcoming their pain and change
their negative way of thinking, For I too have wore the same
shoes most of them are yet wearing.
At the present time I am gainfully
employed, I have three adult sons; two school aged children that
my husband and I are raising.