My name is RowKeena Ellis, but I am better known as Ro. I was born in Chicago and raised in the suburbs. I left Chicago to attend Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. There I received my B.A. in performing arts and women’s studies. In Atlanta, I got the chance to start molding myself. I got the opportunity to perform in plays, fashion shows, short films, and improv. Yet to me Chicago is second to none. I experienced the most unexpected blessing of them all. My son, Righteous Ali, was born February 9th, 2006. This tiny little guy has turned my whole world inside out. Motherhood has given me a new perspective on life. It is teaching me patience, not to take myself so seriously, and most importantly unrelenting love and patience. Parenthood is 24/7 job with no company manual and no call offs but it’s still the best job ever.