Jo-Nell Arrington Epperson, Still Standing

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Jo-nell is the proud mother of a beautiful baby girl.  Born and raised in Pittsburgh she is a graduate of Westing House High School and a Licensed Cosmetologist.  Though she has grown through many challenges and barriers, Jo-nell embraces the beauty and power of resilience and wants other young women to know nothing is impossible.  Her life’s purpose is to teach young women and especially teen moms to love themselves, care for themselves and know they are worthy.  She aspires to be a serial entrepreneur owning a children’s salon, beauty supply store and an organization to mentor teen mothers.  In her spare time she is dancing, singing and painting with her daughter.  Her life scripture is Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.