trussie's Story

From a young age, Trussie Hudson witnessed domestic violence and drug abuse and personally experienced sexual abuse and hunger in her home. At the age of 17, when she was 9 months pregnant with her first child and working as a cashier at Kroger, she was caught selling discounted groceries to her friends. When she moved out of her mother’s home to raise her child elsewhere, she was found to be noncompliant with her juvenile court-ordered program, and sent to detention until the age of 18. Now 34 years old, living in Memphis with her two sons, Trussie shared her story with us. Listen or read to learn more.

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