We are thrilled to introduce Annette Price, from Austin, TX, as this week’s Featured Reader.
Statewide Coordinator for Texas Advocates for Justice.
What are you passionate about right now?
Spending family time with my daughter Teffanie and my granddaughters Ayana and Mackenzie. I cherish the moments I get to watch them grow; I missed seeing those precious moments with my daughter, such as when she took her first step. Today, I have double the pleasure with them. I am also passionate about opening my business, Annette’s Behind Me: Transitional Living, a transitional home for women returning to the community from prison or jail. I plan to provide them with much-needed support and guidance to navigate their way through a successful re-entry through criminal justice reform.
What’s the most important thing you do every day?
Kneel on my knees and pray for the blessing to see another day and for God’s continued guidance of my path. I remain humbled by His grace.
Who do you think is the best role model for Aging Boldly and why?
A woman who has overcome many obstacles in her path. The process of overcoming these obstacles is likely what taught her to be comfortable and confident in who she is.
What’s your personal motto for Aging Boldly?
If you could live any where in the world where would it be?
Abu Dhabi, because the city is very beautiful and everyone has a job.
What will you be doing in 10 years?
Running a very successful business and traveling the world. My business, ABM Transitional home, will start with five to six women that were released from prison or jail. They will live in the home for four months to one year. During their stay the women will participate in a variety of programs, such as food service certification training and GED classes, for a successful re-entry. My 10-year plan is to have a one-stop center that will house the women on the upper floor; on the lower floor will be offices, a computer room, class rooms, meditation room and a small restaurant. It is my prayer that the ABM Transitional home will contribute to the reduction in recidivism rates for women. Each woman will know she is not defined by her past.