Lisa Jo Symonds
What can I say, lol, I am complicated. I have lived and largely experienced both sides of the tracks. I have gone from a severely traumatic childhood, to homeless and hungry while pregnant as a teenager, to a well-rounded and highly educated woman with a dual masters degree in Health Sciences – Public Health, and a very rewarding and lucrative career as a Public Health Specialist, and a side-gig writing & publishing my own books.
I have raised my family, which was no easy task considering where I came from and what I have been through (read about it in The Hands That Held Me). I enjoy traveling, the ocean, family, and making people laugh, but I gain my biggest satisfaction from having helped others who have survived some or any of what I have.