Joining us on Straight Talk was Felicia Lee-Sexton, a  former dope dealer and dope fiend. That’s not to depress you or impress you, that’s just who I USED to be.” That’s how Felicia introduces herself to perspective clients walking into her women’s only gym. ‘When I start by telling my truth, I begin to tear down the wall. I’m transparent and I encourage them to start breaking down the wall that’s keeping them stuck in life.” Felicia says she spends about an hour in her office talking to a new client. She doesn’t start with their exercise goals or if they want to work on losing weight, strength training or endurance. She asks them what they’re addicted to. “Most of them usually give me a blank stare and can’t answer or tell me they’re not addicted to anything. That’s when I tell them they’re lying to themselves and will always be stuck.”    Felicia’s gritty and raw life story is chronicled in her book, From Recovery to Discovery: My Journey Through Addiction.  Her story is definitely inspiring and we were glad to have her featured on the show...We also had my cousin Verna Street on as well, she is a renowned Pow Wow Dancer and owner of her own Dance Studio..... Originally scheduled was Durham City Council member DeDreana Freeman and we will be rebooking her for a later date.... She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication from Rutgers University and is currently enrolled in North Carolina Central University’s Master of Public Administration program.  We will try and not hold it against her that she attended a rival Big East school to my beloved Marquette... Since moving to Durham in 2007, DeDreana has worked with a number of community and non-profit organizations to build a more equitable Durham.  
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Hollister, North Carolina, United States of America
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