Chalet Jean-Baptiste – Professor and Author


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Chalet shares what it was like to grow up in Brooklyn, New York and witnessing the effects of the crack epidemic which gripped her community. She shares stories of growing up in a strict household with high expectations and excelling in school, sneaking out and clubbing as a young teen, and stories of close-calls and tricky situations. After leaving for college at sixteen she became a successful young professional earning $60k/year, however after relocating to Dallas, Texas found herself struggling to make ends-meet on as little as $1,000 a month for a family of four. Today Chalet lives in Virginia and is a Professor, as well as the author of Black Dresses Stain, ReLive, and most recently Black from Scratch.

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