When I was growing up, I struggled with self-esteem. I felt like I wasn’t thin enough. I felt that my complexion was too dark and I felt like I wasn’t as pretty as my friends were. My hair wasn’t long and bouncy and I didn’t have all the latest fashions. But I had to encourage myself and love the person God created. Psalms 139:14 says that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Therefore, I learned to love my smooth chocolate complexion, my big brown eyes and my curvy physique because God made me who I am.
Girls, I can relate to your feelings because I’ve been there. But I didn’t let it beat me down or made me feel inferior. I want Girl Flight to be a place where young girls can turn to for guidance, advice, a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on. I have three older sisters who are awesome and they have been there for me and helped me so much!
When I think about starting a youth organization, I envision a local and regional phenomenon. I envision my team and I assisting young girls as they transition from girls to women. The journey to womanhood can be difficult, scary, confusing and intimidating. But I want them to be confident that they can reach out to us for assistance and support. As a result of Girl Flight, Inc., I want to see a new generation of girls who are well prepared, confident, bold and fearless as they enter womanhood.
I am a native of the big city of Cross, SC. and I graduated from Cross High School in 2002. I am a 2006 graduate of the College of Charleston where I earned my bachelors degree in Communications. In 2011, I received a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Strayer University. I married my high school sweetheart and we have three little princesses. Currently I serve as the YPD Director for Greater Unity AME Church in Holly Hill, SC.
A WORD FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Jones Girls
Tamiko, Crystal and Pamela
(not pictured: Shelia)