My sweet sweet mama grew up in canarsie with her brothers Jeff & Rikki. When my mom was small, her brother Rikki got very sick. Rikki died at 16 and everything became less important. Marla and Jeff both worked very hard to be where they are now. My mom, is one of the most amazing, powerful women I’ve ever seen. She is a CEO and a fucking badass. I am who I am because my mom taught me not to take life for granted. I got to see the house my mom grew up in. The house her parents worked tirelessly for. I feel so blessed to be a part of a family that never gives up. I feel honored to be named after Rikki and be a part of what continues to give him life. It’s amazing to be faced with your own privilege and be grateful for what you have and what you can share with others.