WARNING: I am not a financial advisor, just a girl on a budget :)
Someone once told me that you can tell where you're mind is at by looking at your bank account. If you take a look at your withdrawals, where is your money going? What are you working for? Is most going to your savings, or are you spending it right away for shorter term tangible items such as, food and clothes? What is your financial weakness?
My name is Angel Carter and I’m from Saint Louis, MO. I am a financial analyst by day, a diva by night, and a full time Christian activist.
Why is community involvement important to you?
Community involvement is work that I just fell into. I never intended to have this level of immersion within social justice culture. I’ve noticed that I have a passion for equality and justice; it’s just naturally within me. Community involvement has also helped me to find my place in this world. Even as a child, I remember expressing my views on certain school rules that I believed were unfair.
In middle school, I confronted my principal about the dress code and how it impacted the black girls versus the white girls. I told the principal that I noticed that the black girls were getting sent home for shorts and skirts that were longer than what the white girls wore. I even brought up how our bodies were being discriminated against since we were a little “thicker.” My concern was dismissed of course, and because I was so young, I didn't follow up with it. Even then, my intention wasn't to be an activist on behalf of black girls within the school. I just wanted to call out a harmful pattern that needed to be fixed. It’s something that naturally comes out of me and now I love doing the work. Essentially, community involvement is me and has been me for a long time.