My name is Antinette also known as Nette The Goddess and I am the creator of Antinettedevelops.com. I was born and raised in Wilmington, De. Growing up in Delaware hasn’t always been the easiest. I have faced trauma like the rest of the people who grow up in low income communities and live within single parent homes.
Here’s Some Transparency
I was 6 years old the first time I saw a man hit a woman. I was around the age of 7 when I realized grown men touch on little girls. I was 8 when my mom was arrested. Then at 11 my dad was arrested. I was 14 when I started having sex. I was 15 when I learned best friends sleep with boyfriends. I was 15 when I got my first STD. I was 16 years old when I learned that dads believe their roles in their children’s lives are optional. I was 16 when I was involved in my first abusive relationship and that relationship lasted for four years. I was 17 when I was forced to get an abortion.
My life began to change
At 22, I gave birth to my son. I graduated from Delaware State University with my Bachelors in Social Work. I went on to continue my education at Wilmington University, where I received my Masters in Administration of Human Services. Being in the field of Social Work has allowed me to become the expert of my own life and helped me to understand the importance of having someone outside of you, help you to get where you are going, at times.
At 24, I began to feel my soul awake. A part of me wanted to know the answer to questions that I did not want to know before. I had conversations with people in my family who I believed carried the most wisdom. I went to Essence Festival that year and got a reading that aligned with what I was going through on the inside.
Once I returned, I vowed to only seek truth and be success! Almost six years into my journey, I am creating my best life. I have increased my confidence and take more risk! In the process, of me creating my best life, I want to support others in creating and living there best life!
I want to leave you all with two of my of own personal favorite quotes:
“You can be anything that you want to be, as long you THINK about it and ACT towards it” – Nette the Goddess
“It’s not about where you come from, it’s about where you are at the end”- Nette the Goddess