Check out the preview with our guest Sister Benika who shared, "some of the ways she was impacted by having an incarcerated parent during most of her childhood which led her to make some decisions that caused her to drop out of school in the 7th grade and be a teen mom due to having a lack of guidance. She reflected on looking back over the years even though she experienced a lot of pain & hurt. She expressed that God brought her to a place of healing that has been a journey...This led her to major in the area of social work since she wanted to be a part of the solution by helping individuals returning home from being incarcerated due to some of the negative stereotypes from some people in our society who look down on returning citizens or those incarcerated. Additionally, sister Benika expressed she sees them differently, she sees God doing greatness in people and that people can change because she's a witness to what God has done in her..."
The Full Episode is scheduled to be released Friday, February 5, 2021.
Benika Williamson bio in her own words, "A.A.S (Associate's in Applied Science) in Behavior Health & Human Services. Current BSW (Bachelor’s in Social Work) Student Graduating May 2021, Attending MSW (Masters in Social Work) Program, starting July 2021. Currently an Intern at Friends Reentry Program as a Case Manager. Worked as an Admin. Assistant in Education and in the Human/ Social Services field. Preparing to launch an Event Decorating/Planning business for small and intimate events. My career began in the Hospitality Field for 8 years before answering the call to go back to school and starting the journey to Social Work. Plans to utilize education, experiences, gifts, and skills as a Social Worker to serve the population of individuals with a history of incarceration in the Reentry Field. "