I was born 23 years ago to a second-generation preacher and his wife, and I was raised in a fiery Pentecostal church. I was baptized as a little girl but really came to know Jesus as a teenager.

I had my first panic attack before puberty but wasn't diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder until 2013. I'm real passionate about mental health care and the church's role in destigmatizing mental illness.

When I was 15 years old, I met a nerdy boy who lived across town and really loved Jesus and Pokémon. I didn't understand the obsession with a children's video game, but his heart for the Lord caught my attention. After two years of friendship and four years of dating, we were married on Jan. 30, 2016. 

In my spare time, you'll find me ranting on Twitter about feminism, social justice, cheesy crime TV shows and South Florida's best sushi spots.