Latoya, Photographed by Kiara Williams

“I was 16, a junior in high school. My boyfriend was abusive. I couldn’t bring a child into that. I had a bright future, so many goals and aspirations. I promised myself whenever I brought a child in this world, I would give him or her the best life possible. I made the best decision for that child and for myself. I graduated Valedictorian of my high school class. I earned a college degree. I strive to make better decisions every single day.

My abortion helped me find myself. It gave me the opportunity to continue searching for my purpose. I am now one with myself and I love the woman I have become. When my time comes again, I will be ready. I will give my child the best life possible.”

Kiara Williams is from Indianola, MS. She is currently a senior business marketing major at the University of Mississippi. In her spare time, Kiara enjoys capturing images that highlight the beauty in the world. Her ultimate goal is to own a marketing firm where she will use photography, graphic design, and other advertising mechanisms to grow companies.