Episode 11: Chatting with Shaquetta on Rising Above Your Circumstances
In this episode of Chatting with Rise to Being, the new Monday guest series, Christi and Tara chat with Shaquetta, a newly licensed LMSW raised in rural Alexander City, Alabama and currently practicing in Camden County, Georgia, about what it took for her to become the first member of her family to graduate from high school, college, and obtain a Masters degree. Despite her mother being only 14 years old at the time she was born, Shaquetta broke the stereotypes that others had about who she was and the goals that were within her reach. Crediting her mother with being her rock, Shaquetta has a passion for life and an unshakeable belief that she is able to accomplish it all, and she shares what kept her moving forward despite generational poverty and what she plans to conquer next. This is an inspiring must-listen episode no matter what circumstances you are trying to rise above!
1:37 Meet Shaquetta Young, LMSW
3:50 Being Raised by A 14-Year-Old Mother
5:15 Being the First to Graduate from High School, College, and Masters-Level Programs
6:00 Mom as a Foundation
8:10 How Did You See Past Your Circumstances?
10:05 Doing What Others Said You Couldn't
12:30 The Power of Diversity
14:45 Why a Mental Health Career?
16:08 Rising Above Doesn't Always Mean Being Successful
17:40 What's Next for Shaquetta
21:36 Not Just a Mommy
22:42 Being True to Yourself is the Key
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