I can not imagine what it is like to be a college student today and not have a computer. I was one of those college students who had everything he needed. I find it humorous to mention how a roll of quarters was like gold when I needed to wash clothes.
Maybe some had to use dishwashing liquid and wash their clothes in the sink and hang them to dry. I can not imagine.
I can not imagine what it would be like to be a single parent attempting to navigate college. After all, one of my biggest issues was not having a car and not liking the food provided to me while on scholarship and having to eat out, or even ask someone to drive me 1.5 hours to ODB’s school so I could eat in her student center…(THE BOMB)
I can not imagine needing support from the library staff in Decatur, Georgia and being treated like a 19 year old teenage mother and asked to get out before I could print directions to an interview and then being escorted off the premises by 7 police cars.
I can not imagine having a lapse in judgement due to discriminating treatment (remember I am 19) and being treated like I committed murder.
I can not imagine having a run in with a police officer and acting 19 and getting locked up because he was over 30 and decided to act 19 with me…
…while his peers supported him.
And because I can not imagine this, I am willing to attempt to help.
I decided to help by taking time out of my day…and night for that matter to speak to and support Donnetta Foster. The single mother who was arrested at 19 after being kicked out of the Decatur “where it is NOT greater” library.
I decided to ask my Facebook & Twitter friends to donate just $5 each in an effort to not ‘stand in judgement’ but ‘support’ and purchase a computer for this young single mother.
Why would I do this?
I can only imagine how great she is going to be once she is able to complete her college career because for me it is not about her criminal record but about her STAND!
And if she is willing to STAND…
I am willing to stand with her and ask that my Offdachainandouttadabox community join me.
Please consider donating just $5 to the computer purchase fund for Donnetta Foster, a young woman who is attempting to navigate single parenthood and motherhood.
She just needs our help. Please visit www.iameverywoman.me go to the Join link scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the donate button and make your tax deductible donation.