Toya Carter celebrated the release of her new book recently with a book signing held at Barnes & Noble in College Park, Georgia.
In Priceless Inspirations, Toya takes her readers through the pain of being a teenage mother struggling to raise a child while still a child herself—without the benefit of the guidance of her own mother.
It may seem that Toya has it all, but hers has been a life of peaks and valleys. Abandoned by her parents as a child, Toya was passed from family member to family member as her mother sank deeper into an addiction to drugs.
It was during that time that Toya fell into the arms of a 15-year-old rising rap star named Dwayne Michael Carter, known these days as ‘Lil Wayne’, and ended up pregnant at the tender age of 14.
Using the words she recorded in journals she kept as a teen, Toya bares her soul by sharing her own personal struggles, using them to offer young women real and heartfelt advice about sex, relationships, motherhood and growing up.
Toya’s and Wayne’s daughter Reginae Carter is now a bright, talented 13 year old and she sent StraightFromTheA readers a lil shout out…
As Toya so eloquently stated in our One on One a few weeks ago, she has moved on from Wayne and has a whole new life, but it’s her wish to inspire young girls through her words and actions.
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