When Janelle Reed divorced her high school sweetheart, she felt she had to rediscover her identity. “I married my high school sweetheart, and we [were married for 12] years,” Reed says. “My whole life was kind of entrenched in somebody else’s soul. Once you find yourself going through something like that, you have to recreate your life and vision. I wanted to make sure that whatever it looked like, I wanted it to be empowering for other women.”
Although armed with the support of her family and friends, Reed was the first in her circle to go through divorce. She witnessed firsthand how few resources 417-land offered for single mothers. With courage and determination to find her purpose, she started SingleMomzRock to offer support and resources to single mothers across the region.