Heidi Lee Emmerton-Leathers
Wenona Thompson served two and a half years in Illinois’ Juvenile Justice system and went on to become the Coordinator for Girl Talk, a program for girls at Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. Wenona died on February 23, 2008 at the age of 32. She is survived by two children.
Where I'm From
by Heidi Lee Emmerton-Leathers
My poem is about my life, how it started, how it was and how it is now. To show that no matter what you can come back from the past. This poem was modeled after the original “Where I’m From” poem by George Ella Lyon.