Marissa Evans

Marissa was born in Charleston, South Carolina on Sept, 27, 1986 to James Sweat and the late Tracy Graham. She is the youngest girl of six, two sisters and three brothers. She grew up in Holly Hill, and graduated from Holly Hill Roberts High. Marissa furthered her education at Midlands Technical College, receiving a certificate in Early Childhood Education in 2017 and an associate degree in Early Childhood Education in 2018. She has been married for seven years to her husband Terence Evans. Together they have three children (Jaylen, Jada and Ny’Asia Evans). Her oldest and only boy, Jaylen, has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism. Marissa and her husband are also the founders of the movement #Dontstare which is to raise awareness to how rude staring can be.

Understanding Children With Special Needs

Children with special needs are looked at as being different. And because of this, they are often left out of things. Many people aren’t teaching their kids about other children who are born with special...

Letting Go

Sometimes you have to let go of the people you love in order to find your peace. And you know what? That's okay. Everyone you grew with doesn’t always continue to grow with you.  I use...

When Your Baby Isn’t Born Healthy

I remember when I was pregnant and I found out I was having a boy. I was overjoyed because it was what I wanted. I couldn’t wait to play sports with him and to...

Childhood Then vs. Childhood Now

I remember my childhood like it was yesterday. These memories are close to my heart and helped shape me into the parent I am today. I grew up in a two-parent home with two sisters...

When The Kids Outgrow Santa

When my children were younger Christmas was such fun because they were always excited. They would write Santa Claus letters and talk about all the things they wanted. We would take them to different...

A Very Special Halloween

Halloween is America's third favorite holiday. Children are always excited about it because not only do they get to dress up, but they also get lots and lots of candy. For families of children with...