“I started my organization Tallom Foundation because of two reasons. When I was turning 40 instead having of a party for me, I hosted a holiday party for the homeless families in my community. And when I was a child, I was molested by a family member. The pain and hurt from that experience and my love for giving back to my community inspires me to help young girls. I want them to know that despite their environment, their current circumstances and challenges that they can still aspire to be their best selves. The Tallom Foundation is healing for me. It gives me peace of mind that what happened was not in vain. It has enabled me to help, inspire and impact others in a positive way.” - Amarimba Charles is the Founder and Executive Director of the Tallom Foundation.