Hi there, and thank you for clicking on my request! My name is Selena Ward, and I’m a 37 year old low-income single mom. I’ll start off with a bit about myself and how I found myself in this situation.
I was raised in a cycle of generational poverty, trauma, addiction, and abuse. My mother has untreated BPD. She married too young, and when I was only two, she left my father, ran to another state, and began an abusive relationship with a man 18 years her senior.
During the first 10 years of their relationship, they were methamphetamine addicts and drug-dealing swingers who often took us along to their drug deals. When they hadn’t completely abandoned us for sometimes weeks at a time. I was exposed to physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse. I also witnessed regular domestic violence against my mother.
Due to this, I spent many years lost and frozen in depression. When I was young, I drank too much, smoked massive amounts of marijuana and cigarettes, and generally participated in unhealthy and harmful behaviors.
My life changed when, at 22, I became pregnant following a date rape. I chose to keep the pregnancy and raise my son. When he was 5, he was diagnosed with severe ADHD, and later Autism. He has always struggled with schooling, and has fallen quite far behind in his education, although he is brilliant with technology.
Over the past few years, I have been working diligently on healing and improving myself. I’ve also been building a plan that would allow us to live better lives.
Now that my mental health is stable, I am looking to expand myself in becoming a freelance copywriter to break this cycle of poverty and build a better life for myself and my son.
This is only the first step of my plan. Ultimately the goal is to move into an RV for a couple of years to have a grand adventure with my son while building social skills and improving on cultural awareness while we find the right place to put down roots with an organic homestead. But until then…
I believe that I have the foundations of copy down, and am creating a sample portfolio to assist with client acquisition. However, I could use some help.
I am looking for any contributions that would help attain a newer and capable laptop for my small business, and more importantly, assist in allowing me to hire a business coach.
I would be grateful for any help on the journey to a better life. I have a single proprietorship Llc founded that all donations would go to directly. My business PayPal link is:
Even if you don’t choose to contribute, thank you for taking the time to read. Have a blessed day.