Click on the image to access this episode! Justin and Alexis Black are no strangers to adversity. Before his tenth birthday, Justin Black faced homelessness, and parents with mental health issues and addiction. Alexis Black experienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse at the hands of her father after the death of her mother by suicide. Yet, these two incredible individuals overcame the hands they were dealt, and now share their story to help others find hope and strength in dire situations.
Justin and Alexis Black recognize that what seemed “normal” to them as children was actually a highly toxic environment. The adults around them neglected to self-reflect or consider the mental health issues they were creating for their children. Now, Mr. and Mrs. Black are working to change that.
We need each other’s support in order to find mental wellbeing. “I wouldn’t be who I am without them.” Both Justin and Alexis Black lived through disturbing childhoods, yet still managed to grow into upstanding, inspiring young adults – and both credit their success to finding someone who believed in them along the way.
“We want better, and we’re going to have better.” Alexis Black explains an internal drive that both she and her husband, Justin Black, have which has helped them thrive despite extremely rocky starts to life.
Watch this episode to hear how these two remarkable people turned adversity into advantage.