Raised and educated in Baltimore, Maryland, Sharita Hays is a 34 year old single mother of 3. Before she had reached four years of age, Sharita had been taken from her drug addicted, biological mother and placed with family members where she suffered physical and sexual abuse. When she was six years old, she contracted an STD. Over the years, her life and abuse got worse and at the hands of the people who were supposed to protect her.
Diagnosed with PTSD at the young age of 8, she has persevered, overcoming hurdle after hurdle to stand today, unbalanced, but strong, as she raises her children. The Baltimore-based author of The Story of Sharita: Chapter 2 hopes that her journey can inspire someone else to just keep going