Harriet Tubman is my inspiration. She freed herself and then went back to the South to liberate her family, friends, and others. Before departing the South, she told every runaway slave that they must agree to keep going, no matter how difficult the circumstances, until they reached freedom. She carried a pistol to reinforce her demand. If someone wanted to quit and run back to the plantation, she told them you will “Move or Die”.

Harriet taught me that freedom is a binary choice. You’re either on the road to freedom or you’re not. Once your BEgin the journey, you must finish or perish. Harriet knew that the pursuit of freedom takes unwavering courage and commitment.