Mia St John Opens Boxing Gym for Homeless in Memory of Son who overdosed on Spice Mia St John Opens Boxing Gym for Homeless in Memory of Son who overdosed on Spice
Hello friends! My name is Symone Fairchild and I want to begin my very first post, blog, or whatever this might be (I’m soooo... Mia St John Opens Boxing Gym for Homeless in Memory of Son who overdosed on Spice
Symone Fairchild

Symone Fairchild

Hello friends! My name is Symone Fairchild and I want to begin my very first post, blog, or whatever this might be (I’m soooo new to doing this type of thing) by introducing myself so you know who you’ll be conversing with in the future. Okay…here goes…I am me, first and foremost, and I will never under any circumstances compromise that, I am a woman, a mom to the MOST AWESOME 2 YEAR OLD BOY ON THE PLANET :), an actress, film and television producer and writer, a 2nd degree black belt in Wu-Shu (lifelong study), and I’ve worn about as many hats as you all can possibly imagine. In this crazy town called Hollyweird, you have to be multi-talented to survive, let alone prosper, so I’ve done all sorts of things, except the norm…wait tables or bartend. I have done everything from teaching martial arts, kickboxing, tai-chi and self-defense classes to touring the country taking down casinos as a card-counter.

Life has been quite exciting in L.A., but of course, it has been quite challenging too. I learned a lot and very quickly (with GOD’S blessings and leadership) and it took a lot of time, strategy, strength, and faith. It wears you down after a while and from time to time, you need a safe place to go for a strong dose of positivity and support. This is what my blog/post 🙂 is for. All of you can come here and vent, ask questions, offer advice, whatever, on anything…something you have read here, to something in your own lives, something you experienced out and about, to something you have read in the news. Whatever it is, this is the place for it. Feel free to let it all hang out! You will be met only with support, encouragement, and positivity.  So, with that being said, all I ask is that you all understand that that is a two-way street. It’s okay if what you might need advice on is a negative issue, great…that’s mostly what we all need help with anyway, especially in our current cultural climate. But, I will only showcase responses from readers that are positive. I mean to lift people up here and make them feel comfortable.

Mia St. John

I was reading the news last night and I saw a couple of stories that touched me, on in which I will share with you guys to show you that there will always be light in the darkness! Mia St. John, female boxing legend/5-time world champion/ex-wife of Kristin St. John, lost her son to spice a few years back. He was an extremely talented street artist who battled bouts of homelessness due to schizophrenia. In her grief, she decided she could not live without her son and was going to take her own life to be with him. On the very same day as her decision, she had a chance encounter with a homeless man who influenced to her to reconsider. As a result, she ended up opening a boxing gym in her son’s art space, in his honor, in Palm Springs. It is only for the homeless! Members of the gym say that it helps them escape their problems and offers them a place to heal! Who knew?! This is so awesome! I’ll bet she had no idea her life would take such a turn AND that the love and spirit of her son would live on and positively impact those in such need!

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We all need a little help now and again. Please feel free to email me at oscardiva0004@gmail.com. As of now, I will be doing blog/posts every Monday and Friday. I will try to showcase as many submissions as I can (my blog/post is only but so long so bare with me please ;)! Have a wonderful rest of the day and know that you are never alone! Blessings!

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  • Angela Devon

    January 31, 2017 #1 Author

    Awesome article, I love the positivity and can’t wait to read more posts!

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  • Mark Ridley

    January 31, 2017 #2 Author

    So very happy for you Symone..and what a wonderful first story to break open the doors for you..In just shared facebook and Twitter

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  • Jeremy Cort

    January 31, 2017 #3 Author

    I LOVE IT!!!!!! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL AND UPLIFTING STORY.. THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!😊

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  • Ez

    January 31, 2017 #4 Author

    Great story!!
    Keep up the good work!!!
    Blessings n Congrats!!

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  • D.Olympia

    January 31, 2017 #6 Author

    Great Story!
    Many DEVINE Blessings 2U:)

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  • ADot

    January 31, 2017 #7 Author

    Amazing article! Testament of Faith and God’s Power.

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  • Ontwanet Moran

    February 1, 2017 #8 Author

    Great job:) I’m so happy for you.

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