This Photo Of A Single Mom Of Five About To Graduate From Law School Has The Twitterverse Screaming 'Slay, Sis!'
This Texas mother inspires us to let nothing stop us from chasing our dream
April 11, 2018 at 5:56 pm
A Texas woman who recently graduated law school has been creating buzz all over the internet.
Ieshia Champs, a mother of five, posted a picture of herself in her graduation cap and gown as her children stood behind her.
But Champs's path to success wasn't short of obstacles according to WWL-TV. At 7, Champs and her siblings were taken away from their parents. They were placed in various foster homes before eventually being taken in by a maternal uncle. Champs later dropped out of high school and had her first child at 19. One child services caseworker offered her and her siblings a place to stay, and suddenly her dream of becoming a lawyer seemed no longer impossible.
Now, nearly 14 years later, Champs is set to graduate from Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law in May. With one heel pressed against the books and her five children behind her, Champs holds a sign in her photo exclaiming, "I did it!"
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"When I look at them, I know there is no way I want them to go back to that. So therefore, they are my reason to keep going," Champs told WWL-TV. "I look at that picture, and I cry, because I cannot believe it."
Champs isn't done, though. Upon passing the bar, she hopes to work with families and one day become a judge.