Who is Michelle L? Well, I’m a wife of 10 years to an amazing man, Collin and the mom to two incredible children: Camden - 8 & Caleigh - 6. I earned my B.S. in Journalism & Mass Communication - Public Relations, from NC A&T State University. I also hold a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from Strayer University and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Professionally, I manage multi-billion projects for the Federal Government and I’m part owner and Chief Operations Officer (COO) of DCLA Productions, LLC, an entertainment company that produces large concerts and events all across the East Coast and Los Angeles.
I buried three parents before I turned 30. My mom was a drug addict, my bio dad killed when I was just six months old, and my daddy was an alcoholic. I've spent my entire life breaking generational curses and defying the odds placed before me. I didn't ask for the hand I was dealt, but I've played the hell out of it. In order to do so, I had to change my entire mindset and accept that my life is not my own. The only thing that gives me peace is knowing that my story is so much bigger than me and has inspired many.
Ultimately, I am a champion for the underdog who believes in the value of hard work and the benefits of never counting anyone out. I strongly believe that The Underdog is Fearless and Favored (T.U.F.F) and a great part of my purpose is reminding women of that every chance that I get. Mark 10:31 says that "but many that are fist shall be last, and the last first." I'm a living testament to this.
I am a lover of God and people, a natural born leader and a servant. My mission is to build a global community of #tuffchicks who uplift and inspire one another. The message is simple, no matter what, keep going, knowing that though we may bend, we will never break.
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