Congrats are in order! WCCD Member L. Tia Blount is featured in the February 2020 issue of Old Town Crier. The feature titled, “Tap Your Assets,” chronicles Blount’s journey of overcoming obstacles and pursuing her passion. Blount is the Founder & Principal of Saving Solutions, a minority, woman-owned marketing and business solutions firm specializing in saving clients time and money on powerful, high-impact business solutions. An excerpt from the article reads:
“When I grow up, I want to be visible. Strange coming from a five-year-old girl. Typically, at that age, thoughts turn to becoming a doctor, lawyer or even a princess. I was born in the late 70s and raised by a single parent in a low-income household in southeast Washington, DC. During those days – many fell victim to the crack cocaine epidemic in the District- either becoming users or dealers, an inevitable fate that didn’t appear to be open to revision, and where both sides were met with disastrous ends…With what little resources I had at my disposal, I eventually learned to tap into two of my earliest known ASSets: imagination and writing. Armed with a pen, paper and vivid imagination and visualization – I would sit up for hours writing and construction my future. I literally wrote my way out of this mental prison, out of my environment, into college and into a career in global health communications.”
You can read the full story here.