When my father passed away in 2005 it broke me, but in a good way. It made me persevere and helped me be a creator and create my own brand, Broke With Hope. Life breaks your mind, breaks your soul, breaks your bank, breaks your heart, but you keep the pieces together and keep fighting every day. After he passed away, I had to step into his big shoes for my mom and little brother. I recently started my own family, two daughters, which inspired me to use my apparel brand to bring awareness to mental health. Nobody has gone through life without some type of heartbreak.