The one person I have consistently looked up to throughout my life thus far is my father.

He has been a strong force, who has guided me through all the ups and downs I have experienced in my 23 years of life.

My father has experienced hardships of his own, yet instead of allowing those hardships to cripple his journey, he has used them as stepping stones for my siblings and I to succeed.

He is one of the main pillars of my support system and I would not be where I am today without his guidance.

He continuously shows me what it truly means to be a man. Moreover a man of color.