Welcome to House of Conversion
My past influenced me to become an advocate for women, my mistakes made me eager to help others in similar situations. I grew up in north Minneapolis raised with my four brothers and older sister. “Tough” was natural to me. From childhood to adulthood I was known for my ballsy ways and fearless attitude. I earned myself a reputation, “violent". I fought, stabbed, and I dealt with the consequence with no regard. At the age of 17 years old I entered a relationship which soon became violent. December 1997, I was 27 years with two children 4 and 6 years old. That was also, the year my life changed. I was a victim of an assault, leaving me with two permanent black-eyes and a 86 month prison sentence.
Shortly after, I was on the run traveling from state to state eluding the police, so I would not be separated from my kids. It was exhausting. After 8 months on the run, still disagreeing with Minnesota’s self defense laws, I turned myself in. November 1998, I was sentenced to 7 years for 2nd degree Attempted Murder. I spent 5 years in Shakopee Correctional Facility. From day visits to overnight stays with babies. My time flew by. In the meantime, I had nothing but time to reflect and better myself. I left prison with an education, more knowledge on life, and best of all self control.
I made a promise to myself and children that I would never fall behind and make the same mistakes again. My life experiences and success after prison made me eager to help others in similar situations. Domestic Abuse... Recidivism, though it may not seem easy to escape, there is a decision to make, actions to take, and consequences to deal with. So, I am choosing to help women in tough situations make the right choices, so their actions have positive results.