Cleveland native, Ms. Latoyia Jones is a firm believer in purpose. So much that she founded her very own non-profit organization, Alive On Purpose, as a way to impact the lives of others through her story. Growing up in a foster home, navigating life with a mother who struggled with addiction and father who was incarcerated, Jones wrestled with depression and suicide. Her organization is her gift to those who come behind her that believe, because of life circumstances, life is not worth living.
We had an opportunity to chat with Latoyia a week after her organization's largest event, Him & Me Dance, aimed at strengthening the bond of fathers and daughters to prevent suicide and other negative effects on girls. She talked to us about the juggle of being a founder of non-profit organization, working full-time job and the effects of the juggle on dating and self-care.
Here's what she had to say:
When you hear "The Juggle Is Real" what comes to mind?