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.

Rodney Fobbs | Software Consultant

I’m from Dallas, TX. My parents encouraged me to pursue a Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Texas at Austin, since I was always good at math and science. While working with robotic systems, I gravitated to the Software Development side of most projects. Today I am building Saas (Software as a system) products for the world to use. Read more>>

Carley Bearden | Indie-Pop Artist & Mental Health Advocate

Born & raised in Fort Worth, Texas baby!!! I grew up with truly fantastic parents. My mother is very strong-willed, woke af and warm-hearted. She taught me the importance of being a strong woman, no matter what life throws my way. She helped me establish boundaries for people in my life, she helped me become confident in who I am, and who I want to be. She made sure I was always taken care of, mentally and physically. Read more>>

Jasmine Anderson | Content Creator | Public Figure & Professional

I am from a small town in VA. My background and upbringing impacted me in so many ways. For starters I was raised by a single mom who was very hardworking, independent and someone who never gave up. I watched my mom face so many trials and tribulations but that woman never gave up and always made ends meet! Growing up with a very strong independent woman molded me into a very strong independent woman myself. Read more>>