Jimeera (she/her) is completing a Behavioral Health & Human Services degree at CCP. As a young woman navigating the hurdles of life, the Fellowship allowed her to be part of the conversation to address housing insecurity, bad credit, financial insecurity, etc. Jimeera believes knowledge is power and is committed to holistically gaining control of her narrative/life story to pave a smoother path for her children because she knows they are the future. Jimeera joined the Fellowship with the goals of accessing resources and opportunities to open up doors for her to succeed. Jimeera aims to use all the opportunities presented during her time as a Fellow to grow and become a good example for her children, showing them that it is always possible to be better, have better, and do better; no matter what obstacles stand in the way.

“Although I’m still learning how to ask for help, I understand that there is no shame in who we are and that we need help sometimes. I hope my story can help humanity reimagine how we first see ourselves so that we can better self-advocate without fear of retaliation.”