Kayla Hicks is founder, president & CEO of Sustain Equity Group
kayla hicks on community solutions and sistership
Kayla: The work that I'm doing with Sustain Equity Group is centering the voices of those impacted by violence through a trauma informed training program to support leadership by women, particularly black females. And doing that work it's just an extension of over 30 years plus worth for the advocacy work that I've been doing. And so the core of my work has been working with communities and individuals that are impacted by violence. I guess the easier way to say it is the underdog, because that was me, growing up in the circumstances that I did. It gave me the heart and the will to win. And I started off in life early in a very critical situation where my twin sister passed away and I was put into foster care and foster care was not my friend as a brown skinned girl. It never took care of me.