To my family, you have been the rock which I stand on, which stabilizes me. To my Dad "ER" you are the shoulders that have lifted me higher. To my mum, a strong woman of colour, you showed me I can face anything and survive. To my maternal grandmother your fear of God has grounded me spiritually. To my daughters, you are my inspiration your voices matter my future queens. My extended family I soar higher because of you. I know where I belong and where I am valued because of your support throughout the years. To my sons rise up, don’t sleep, take up your rightful places in the world, my future kings.