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.

Darren “DC” Collins | Independent Recording Artist | Small Business Owner | Entrepreneur

I’m from Little Rock, Arkansas. My background and upbringing definitely impacted the man that I have become. I’m one of eight children. I grew up without a Father in the Ive’s Walk Housing Projects on the south side of Little Rock. My Mother worked as a presser at a dry cleaners all of her life. How she made it work was a miracle to me. She did the best that she could. Read more>>

Jackie Sunga | Conversion Copywriter & Launch Strategist

I was born in Manila, Philippines. My family immigrated from the Philippines to South Texas – the Valley – when I was a year old. While I consider myself more American these days than Filipino, I really can’t forget my roots. My parents were the hardest working people I’ve ever known. They really taught me the value of hard work, bringing excellence to everything I do, and putting family first. I build my business today because I think about the legacy I want to create for my family, including generational wealth and creating impact that goes beyond my own lifestyle. Read more>>

Sheena LeMay-Nelssen | Photographer, graphic designer, artist

I’m originally from Council Grove, Kansas and moved to Texas with my husband and oldest daughter in 2015. Both my parents were very creative people but worked in fields that weren’t very creative. My dad was an engineer with the Union Pacific Railroad and my mom was a postal clerk at the Post Office. Even though they both worked full time jobs they would work part time jobs on occasion that brought them happiness. Read more>>