Patricia: I’m self employed *smile*
BW: How long have you been “self employed”?
Patricia: Since 2000 when I left my baby daddy. He was abusive. I’d get beat up for nothin’. He’d accuse me of stuff. Kick me. Stomp me. Mess up my face.
We’d been together 15 years. I was scared to leave. He’d threatened me. The best day of my life was the day I got away from him.
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BW: What do you want to be remembered for?
Patricia: Well, I can take a pants leg and make dresses. People recognize me for that around the neighborhood. I can take a shirt or anything and make a dress out of it. People tell me I need to get it patented.
I’m also a decorator. I just moved in here two weeks ago but, I’m tellin’ you what. You can take before and after pictures. Give me a month or two and I’m gonna have it lookin’ good. It’s gonna be a whole new place.