MP3 Kherish - Her Journey...
Refuting All Stereotypes and Making a Difference via Hip/Hop Music.
13 MP3 Songs
HIP-HOP/RAP: Hip Hop, SPOKEN WORD: Poetry
Kherish Johnson was born in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn. Like many young women growing up in urban America she encountered a great deal of adversity and obstacles. By the age of 16 she was sentenced to six years at a maximum security women''s penitentiary. Upon gaining her freedom, Kherish knew she had to change the direction of her life and so she chose to use her experience to make a difference with young women.
Today, Kherish is a motivational speaker/activist, as well as a singer/songwriter. She spends a significant amount of time speaking at correctional facilities, detention centers and non-profit organizations geared towards assisting troubled youth, in the hope of inspiring them to make a difference. Kherish says that reaching out and assisting youth "is one of the most important aspects of my life" and it''s why she shares her experiences. Kherish confesses that "I was one of those troubled children and I know what they are up against so if I can help them, in any way, I will".
The issues Kherish addresses are those concerning equal rights, oppression, human rights, social justice, poverty and raising HIV/AIDS awareness.
After graduating with a Bachelor''s degree in Communications and Law Kherish got involved with a number of organizations, such as The Lorge school, The friends of the Island Academy, Rikers Island GED program for adolescents, The Brooklyn Residential Center for Girls and, most recently, Living Beyond Belief, a charity that educates and empowers NYC youth on HIV/AIDS awareness issues. Kherish is committed to continue her fight to make a difference.
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