Even if you are from the same neighborhood as someone else, you might still be coming from different places. Where you are from is a complicated question and it elicits complicated, but interesting and thought-provoking responses. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Erica LeAnn | TikTok Influencer

I am from the Chicago suburbs of Illinois. Metal music became a factor of my life at a very young age. My dad had the biggest influence on my taste in music as some of my earliest memories include singing along to AC/DC and KISS in the backseat of his car. When I was 7 years old, he took me to my first concert which was Bon Jovi, Daughtry, and Buckcherry. I remember my favorite Bon Jovi song was “Bounce” and the Chicago show was the only show they played it. My family told me it was because he knew I was there. Read more>>

Rodney Pouncy | Owner | Interstate Barber School and USA Olympic Cuts

I’m from Fort Worth, Texas, born and raised. Growing up my circumstances always inspired me to be strong minded, stay focused and accomplish goals. Read more>>

George Brooks | Founder of Metta Association, Public Speaker, Advocate, Writer

I was born in Memphis in 1978. Growing up, I experienced a gambit of joys, trials, and traumas that shaped me into my young adulthood. During those years, marriage, fatherhood, mental illness, addiction, and divorce have lead me to the current day and Metta Association. Read more>>

Sesley Alexander | Licensed Hair Extension Specialist, and Influencer

I was born and raised in Detroit, Mi! Growing up, I spent a lot of time with my auntie, my mothers only sister, who is still a hairstylist to this day. She had a salon in her basement and hired me to be her assistant when I was 15. Doing hair, making my clients happy and having a genuine relationship with my clients is my thing! 17 years later its still my thing! Read more>>