"We don’t get to choose what happens to us in life, but we can choose whether we allow such circumstances to make or break us." – Qiana Hicks
Qiana’s story is one of determination, strength, and perseverance.
Born to drug and alcohol addicted parents, raised in impoverished circumstances riddled with trauma, abuse, neglect, and abandonment, and becoming a teen mom at the age of 15 didn’t stop her from stepping into her destiny and overcoming every setback and unfair start. This inspiring journey is detailed in her book, Life in Its Rawest Form. This book is ideal for teens and young adults who think there is no way out, parents and family members of addicts, family therapists, educators, and anyone in a place of adversity. Qiana has candidly captured her experiences and realizations in an honest and relatable way.
To survive and conquer such unfathomable circumstances is a tremendous feat; but to arrive in a place of understanding and live a life of purpose…that’s freedom!
Today, Qiana is an accomplished IT Leader with an MBA, Passionate Speaker delivering a message of hope for a brighter future, and an Advocate for disadvantaged youth. She resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Allow Qiana’s path to encourage you today.