Jackiem Joyner- Billboard-charting saxophonist, music producer and best-selling author
“I thought I always wanted a boy, but having a daughter created an unspeakable bond that I never knew existed before. Trinity’s birth was the best thing that ever happened to me — it gave me a sense of responsibility I never had as a musician constantly on tour. It gave a purpose to what I do and forced me to slow down and develop patience.
“She’s seven now and as she gets older, I think a lot about how to give her the tools she needs to make good decisions in her life. When I was young, my parents weren’t there to see some of my smaller accomplishments because they were working all the time. When my daughter is doing something she loves and is passionate about, I want to be there to help celebrate her wins and all her losses too.”