TJ 'PhatPhat' Myricks, 33, transformed her runaway life into the life of a college graduate and business owner.

*Like a lot of young women who come into the world, they soon find out the hood is not big enough.

And without the proper direction and/or action taken, the devil’s workshop is soon built and poles erected for little girls that don’t know what they want out of life beyond bad boy’s dreams for them.

Their fall from grace is soon greeted by greasy hands with faulty nets. But one girl named PhatPhat chose not to be caught up for long.

TJ “PhatPhat” Myricks had set herself up for a stereotyped existence when she got pregnant and had her first child at 16.

But she didn’t stop there. She had sex on a dare and a year and a couple weeks later she would give birth to another child.

She gave her second child, a daughter, up for adoption to her father and his girlfriend. (more…)