Imagine Me is a riveting story of a young black girl’s journey growing up in the early ‘60s. The setting is Detroit where dreams are formed from life experiences within a city ghetto. A coming-of-age story set during the height of the civil rights movement, this was a time of music, baseball, and fishing on the Detroit river, a time of developing and discovering identity This memoir gives a detailed accounting of how a self-described “good girl” copes with early tragedies of childhood loss and abandonment. Growing from a child having children to the becoming of a woman who refuses to let herself quit, this is a story of strength and commitment to fulfill her mother’s directive, proving to herself even through domestic violence, drugs, and alcohol abuse – that faith can get you out and enough faith can overcome fear. This is a journey of hope and dreams fulfilled.
Brenda Fantroy-Johnson grew up in Detroit. She graduated with the highest distinction from Davenport University with a Bachelor of Arts in computer science. She went on to obtain a Master of Business Administration from Spring Arbor University. She is a certified information security professional and holds many other industry certifications. An avid hiker, she has climbed Mt. Rainier, hiked to Mt. Everest Base Camp and walked the Northern Camino of Spain. She currently lives in Washington State with her husband, Harvey, and their Labrador retriever, Tama.