We had the good fortune of connecting with Destany Anderson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Destany, what are you inspired by?
What inspired me the most were my own personal desires, As a child there were many things that I had experienced and plenty of child hood things that I hadn’t. While the things that I had not experience, did not affect me negatively in life, However I strongly feel as if I would have had the chance, or the community of people to help guide and navigate myself to my destiny. Then I could have prevented a lot of life’s mistakes. I want Peculiar Purpose to be that community, where young girls can come and express themselves without feeling judgment. Where they can be expressive without being labeled. A community where youth can learn to get along with others and learn about sisterhood and the importance of sticking together. I want the kids of today to be be better because they are tomorrow’s future. I realize that something’s does not come easy and everything in life cant be told. Something’s simply have to be taught. Learning from my mistakes and being able to teach others how to prevent those mistake is something that inspires me the most!

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The journey of Peculiar Purpose began with myself, At a young age I was very much misunderstood and I simply could not identify with my purpose, I often felt misjudged or prejudged. Inwardly I was suffering but outwardly I was a breath of fresh air. I had learned how to suppress emotions, fears and thoughts. I had many questions about life that often went unanswered. Growing up in a problematic household full of violence and drug activity added to the suppression. My escape was my faith. At the age of 12 being placed in foster care gave me a new perspective and outlook on life. It taught me that there are many others who have it worse. life has taught me to be open and optimistic to take chances and love on the inner child so that you can properly heal. Because we all have a past trauma in life, I took that trauma and added purpose. And that is how Peculiar Purpose began. From our personal stories and experiences we can better assist the girls of today. So that they many shape a better tomorrow. Life, trauma and events may come but Sisterhood and mentorship from Peculiar purpose can help along the way!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Special thank you to my sister’s and those to have assisted in this journey!

Website: www.peculiarpurpose.org

Instagram: _peculiarpurpose

Facebook: Peculiar Purpose

Other: Peculiarpurpose@yahoo.com Phone: 954-200-4365 Fax: 954-206-0040

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