I lived in South Carolina until I was five or six. Then I moved to Maryland. I lived in Colombia, Catonsville, Baltimore and, currently, I live in Randallstown. I live with my Nana and Pop Pop, also two younger brothers and one sister, but they’re all my foster family. I visit my dad on Thursdays. I have a twin sister; her name is Lauren, but she lives with another foster family. Because of moving to different schools a lot, it was hard to actually have friends, and I had to grow up fast and so I didn’t get the opportunity to joke and play around as much.
Like most African Americans, I grew up in church. Where I live, it’s quiet. Nothing really happens. It’s more of an older people community. There’s some kids but none of them are around my age. I like my neighbor. Sometimes I go over to her house and stay for some hours. I just graduated from the 8th grade. I’ll be going to Carver Center for Arts and Technology. I got into the literary arts magnet.
We followed up with Danica during the Games to hear about her experience in real time. Here’s what she had to say!